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Introduction to artificial intelligence

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Max amount of FITech students: 250

Persons without a valid study right at a Finnish university or university of applied sciences have preference to this course.

The course consists of lectures that each introduce an application of AI and the underlying computational problems as well as describe the principles of the methods and algorithms that are used to solve a problem. The course contains problem sets on the topics of the lectures.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the students have an overview of various applications of AI and of the fundamental problems, methods, and algorithms that underlie and that are necessary to build the AI applications. The course gives the student a good basis for further study of the said methods and algorithms, with the main goal of ‘demystifying’ AI.

Teaching methods

The course can be completed fully online and no physical presence is required. The lectures and exercises will be available on the course page and can be viewed at your own pace. Lecture recordings available on the course platform. You can also attend classes on campus.

Tuesdays 14:15-16 (27.2.–26.3. & 9.4.)
Fridays 14:15-16 (1.3.–22.3. & 5.4.–12.4.)

There will be weekly exercises and deadlines.

Completion methods

Lectures and solving/returning assignments.

More information in the Aalto University study guide.

You can get a digital badge after completing this course.

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Further information about the studies

Aalto University
Tiina Porthén

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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AI and machine learning
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Basic understanding about concepts in high-school mathematics and statistics. Students with no background in engineering are encouraged to glance through, e.g., the material of Elements of AI (
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