Foundations of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is transforming business and society at an unprecedented scale. While consumer applications such as face recognition for devices, image tagging on social media, or ChatGPT for information (and entertainment) have fast demonstrated value, there are more serious questions/concerns regarding AI’s broader business and societal use. While the opportunities are indeed tremendous (with AI impacting trillions of dollars in value creation per some estimates) there is widespread recognition that there are major challenges ahead. Obtaining returns on investment from AI will not be trivial, and will need intentional design and a deep understanding of the capabilities of key technologies. This course presents students with key foundational concepts that underlie Artificial Intelligence in order to prepare them to be better managers who can make decisions regarding AI design, development and use.