The new AI Strategy certificate program at Cornell University is designed to equip professionals with the knowledge and skills to leverage the power of AI in various business contexts.
In the era of artificial intelligence (AI), professionals from all sectors are racing to strategize ethical and sustainable applications of the technology. Organizations are actively pursuing AI knowledge not only to harness its potential but also to ensure responsible implementation. Cornell University has introduced a new AI Strategy certificate program, authored by Soumitra Dutta, professor of operations, technology, and information management in the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, to provide leaders with a nuanced curriculum for leveraging AI effectively.
Dutta emphasizes the importance of AI literacy for every employee in an organization, from senior executives to office workers and factory floor workers. The program, available through eCornell, consists of six courses that cover various aspects of AI. Students start with an introduction to AI and then delve into knowledge-based technologies, machine learning, and data-based approaches. Later courses explore AI implementations across sectors, societal effects, and the future prospects of AI. The modules are designed to address the real-world concerns of professionals who aim to understand how AI integrates with business and society.
Upon completion of the program, students will have the skills to assess AI applications in their organizations, apply knowledge-based AI technologies to standard tasks, address challenges using machine learning, design strategies for implementing AI systems, examine the societal implications of AI in areas such as labor, privacy, and ethics, and envision strategies to preserve human dignity and agency while embracing the benefits of AI.
The program’s dynamic curriculum emphasizes core principles and skills to keep up with the rapid evolution of AI. Dutta describes it as an “AI boot camp,” providing enough technical background while also addressing the context and strategy side of AI. The goal is to equip professionals with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the complex future of AI.
In conclusion, AI is more than just a tool; it is a strategic necessity. Cornell University’s AI Strategy certificate program prepares professionals to leverage AI effectively and responsibly. To learn more and enroll in the program, visit the eCornell website.