Online course in Business & Management

Digital Skills: Artificial Intelligence

Discover the ability of artificial intelligence to transform your everyday life and reshape the way you work.

  • Duration 3 weeks
  • Weekly study 0 hours
  • Learn Free
  • Digital upgrade Free

Identify the skills you will need to work with AI in the future

Artificial intelligence (AI) is used in many businesses to improve the way employees work. On this course, you will learn more about the past, present and future of artificial intelligence and explore its potential in the workplace.

You will enhance your understanding with interesting facts, trends, and insights about using artificial intelligence. You will also explore the working relationship between humans and AI and the predicted skills needed to work with AI.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 3 secondsThis course aims to equip you with a broader understanding of artificial intelligence, or AI-- Its past, present, and future-- the benefits it creates, as well as how it's reshaping various industries. You will also gain a greater understanding of the working relationship between humans and AI and what skills are predicted to be needed to work and interact with the technology-- As well as the new jobs that artificial intelligence has and will create. With this understanding, you will be able to hone your own skills to adapt your career to thrive within the future workplace.

Skip to 0 minutes and 39 secondsTechnology now exists that can help people with mobility impairments operate and control their computers with their eyes, similar to the way a mouse is controlled with a hand. Technology now exists that can monitor natural disasters and provide warning signals earlier and more accurately to help reduce the number of casualties, or help the emergency services quickly locate victims. Technology now exists that allows people to purchase items simply by taking a picture. These are all examples of artificial intelligence. Do you remember when the internet became widely used? Or have you read about this in history? Something similar happened around that time hence why we now have jobs, such as social media communication teams and web designers.

Skip to 1 minute and 24 secondsSo it is important to stress that while 75 million current jobs are displaced around the world, 133 million new jobs may emerge. This means that almost 60 million jobs will be created. And AI is driving new opportunities today. But what does this artificial intelligence buzzword truly mean? What technologies are behind it? Why are some people so excited about it? And why do some people fear it? Do you find yourself asking one of these questions? Then, this course is for you.

What topics will you cover?

Week 1: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence What is Artificial Intelligence and where did it come from? AI in Action What does this mean for me?

Week 2: Artificial Intelligence in Industry Impact of AI on Individuals What does this mean for me?

Week 3: Adapting your skills to work with Artificial Intelligence How has the relationship changed between AI and Humans? Imagining the Future

When would you like to start?

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Describe the origins and advent of Artificial Intelligence
  • Explain the relationship between Artificial Intelligence and Automation
  • Reflect on the application of Artificial Intelligence to own context
  • Identify key shifts in the workplace influenced by AI
  • Assess the impact shifts in the workplace may have on roles and responsibilities
  • Identify how the relationship has changed between AI and humans
  • Identify future skills desired to work and interact with AI
  • Produce an action plan to adapt your skills for the future

Who is the course for?

“This technology course is for anyone with an interest in AI who is looking to improve their entrepreneurial skills, enter the workplace, or change careers.

Interested in growing your digital skills more widely? Discover more Digital Skills courses from Accenture.

Who developed the course?

Accenture Digital Skills is a free, interactive series of courses which help and prepare people to build the digital skills necessary to gain a job or start a business.

What's included?

Accenture are offering everyone who joins this course a free digital upgrade, so that you can experience the full benefits of studying online for free. This means that you get:

  • Unlimited access to this course
  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
  • Tests to validate your learning
  • A PDF Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you’re eligible