The course will be officially launched on September 30, 2020 at 10 a.m. during an event broadcast live.
Elements of AI is a series of free online courses (MOOC or Massive Open Online Course) on artificial intelligence, developed in 2018 by the Finnish technology company Reaktor in collaboration with the University of Helsinki.
At the end of 2019, the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU decided to invest in the future skills of citizens and to make “Elements of AI” freely available in all official languages of the EU. Thanks to the support of the Finnish Centennial Foundation Technology Industries and the European Commission, which provides the technical translations of the course, other European countries can now offer the course to their populations. After Sweden, Estonia, Germany, Norway and Latvia, it’s now coming to Belgium!
KU Leuven, under the responsibility of Professors Tinne De Laet and Luc De Raedt, and UC Louvain, under the responsibility of Professor Siegfried Nijssen, are the partners who will be the academic supervisors of the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course).
The SPF Strategy and Support (SPF BOSA), the engine of digital evolution and transformations within the federal administration, brought together various partners, including the Agence du Numérique and the DigitalWallonia4.ai program, to promote this MOOC.
For Belgium, the objective is to convince at least 1% of the population to take part.
Over 500,000 students around the world have already registered for this course. On average, they spent 25 hours to follow it in its entirety. As a result of this, they gain insight into the most important implications of AI, are able to think critically about it, and are more familiar with the methods that make AI possible.
The course will be officially launched on September 30, 2020 at 10 a.m. during an event broadcast live. In addition to a brief overview of the course content, relevant ministers and universities will also speak. A question-and-answer session will follow.More information and registration