University of Leeds

How to Get Into AI


Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Amy Brereton
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Sam Wilson

Instructors: Amy Brereton

Beginner level
No prior experience required
6 hours to complete
3 weeks at 2 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • Demonstrate an understanding of current AI applications across various fields and articulate the key issues associated with these applications.

  • Engage in critical reflection on the social, legal, and ethical considerations surrounding AI.

  • Recognise diverse AI career paths and the essential skills required for success in the field.

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There are 2 modules in this course

In this first week of the course, you'll get a brief history of artificial intelligence and some insight into how it can be used. You'll find out about large language models such as ChatGPT and the sorts of industries which use them, and you'll be having a go at using some artificial intelligence yourself! Then we'll turn out attention to some important issues around the the ethical, legal and social challenges of AI and how you can approach using AI in an ethical and responsible way.

What's included

1 video15 readings2 quizzes3 discussion prompts

In this week we will look at how artificial intelligence is used as a technology in three roles and explore how artificial intelligence is impacting these roles. While it is uncertain exactly what the impact of artificial intelligence will be in the long term on jobs, we know how artificial intelligence is impacting certain jobs currently and how workers are adapting and upskilling to incorporate it in their work. We will also look at the 'transferable skills' which will be essential for the future, working alongside artificial intelligence. You will learn what these skills are, how to acquire them and how you might demonstrate them when applying for jobs.

What's included

2 videos15 readings1 quiz1 assignment3 discussion prompts


Amy Brereton
University of Leeds
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