Artificial Intelligence (AI) Essentials for Leaders (AIL101)


AI once infiltrated our lives in a way that was only science fiction-based just a few decades ago. Today, however, businesses and governments are competing with each other in the AI race, knowing that the rewards for winning are beyond imagination. Those at the forefront of the AI revolution are transforming their strategies to capitalize on the power of AI to optimize operations, expand markets and improve their bottom line.

AI brings with it challenges and opportunities. Not surprisingly, AI specialists and data scientists are in high demand and a scarce commodity, difficult to secure. Never before-encountered ethical and legal challenges are being posed. New economic models are replacing traditional ones and strategy across operational areas must be transformed for AI.

During this course, in the context of your leadership role, you will discover:

  • how AI can add value across functional areas of your organization for the short and long term
  • specific skills you should target during the hiring process and the nature of training existing employees require
  • how to navigate through legal and ethical issues posed by AI and how to anticipate new developments
  • changing economic models that may impact your business and needed strategy changes (short and long term) to accommodate these new models

The course runs over two days (approximately 14 hours total), encompassing what leaders need to know to modify their organization’s strategic direction and capitalize on the power of AI.

As opposed to a mathematical and computer science perspective, this is a non-technical course that focuses on the strategic, human resources and economic implications of AI. As necessary, the course will touch upon key technical AI topics, explaining them in simple terms.

Over two days, topics covered will include:

  • overview of AI, its definition, history and future potential
  • the human brain, its operation and how AI is replicating this
  • relationships between AI, robotics and automation
  • artificial neural networks (ANN): the killer application
  • workings of the human brain as related to ANN
  • foundations of data science
  • predictive models and their impact on the business
  • laws of robotics and AI
  • medical, social and financial ethical issues
  • the fourth industrial revolution and how it differs from the first three
  • the new AI economic model
  • governments, central banks, investors and what they should they do about/with AI

Fees of $959.37 include a continental breakfast and light lunch.

Contact Us

Lori Pinder 416.491.5050 ext. 22015