AI Matters, Certificate | Part time online | The Open University UK | United Kingdom
2 months
195 GBP/full
195 GBP/full
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This online AI Matters course at The Open University UK is for anyone interested in engaging with the latest issues surrounding the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI). 


AI matters critically examines the historical, ethical and social issues around this technology within society, and you’ll hear from a range of voices on how to address these issues, from activists and experts to technology corporations, NGOs and government. Your study materials will include audio, video and text, and you’ll have access to a dedicated website, forum and learning advisers. While there is no formal assessment, quizzes in each unit will help you to test your knowledge.

After successfully completing this AI Matters course at The Open University UK, you’ll receive a digital badge. This can be shared on social media, added to email signatures or act as a certificate.

You will learn

By the end of this course, you will:

  • be able to formulate your own definition of AI
  • have described the major historical, social, political and economic issues in AI
  • have critically evaluated primary source information on these issues
  • be able to formulate your own responses to these issues, driven by fact-based critical research
  • be able to identify key features of risks in AI projects
  • be able to use these key features to flag risks in a project involving a variety of types of data.

Programme Structure

Setting the scene for AI technology

  • An introduction to the historical, social and ethical context of AI technology (Units 1 & 2)

The risks of AI technology

  • An outline of the risks of AI technology and what can be done to respond to such risks (Units 3 & 4)

Exploration of case studies

  • A series of case studies in which you will explore where AI technology has gone wrong as well as where it has gone right (Units 5, 6 & 7)

AI and the workplace of the future

  • In this final block, you will consider AI technology and how it may shape, and perhaps already is shaping, the workplace of the future (Unit 8)

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months
    • 4 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details
  • Start: At anytime before registration end date
  • Registration closes 31 December





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • There are no entry requirements for this course.

Tuition Fee

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