Step into the Future: Demystifying AI and Exploring AI Tools for Everyday Use

This dynamic six-week journey unravels the mysteries of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and introduces you to an array of practical AI tools that can enhance everyday life. Designed with simplicity and accessibility in mind, our course breaks down complex AI concepts into comprehensible chunks, sparking curiosity and confidence in all participants. No matter your technological prowess, join us to empower yourself with the knowledge of the world's fastest-growing technology and step into the future fearlessly.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the foundational principles of AI and how it shapes our world
  • Identify different types of AI technologies and recognize their real-life applications
  • Learn to use a variety of AI tools to streamline and enhance everyday activities
  • Grasp the basics of AI safety and ethics, ensuring a responsible approach to technology
  • Foster an understanding of how AI impacts industries, economies, and societies
  • Acquire practical skills for navigating digital platforms that use AI
  • Contribute informed perspectives to conversations about AI and its role in our lives
  • Embrace an empowered attitude towards the continuing evolution of technology

ROCHELLE GRAYSON, MBA, is an instructor for UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies. She’s a digital strategy and monetization executive with 20 years of business, technology and education experience. Rochelle is the recipient of the Top Forty under 40 and Vancouver’s Top 10 Women in Technology awards, and was nominated for Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women. She also received the 2015 UBC John K. Friesen Excellence in Teaching Award.

Course Format

This course is 100% online with real-time lectures. Once a week, you participate in a live online lecture of 45–60 minutes, followed by 30–45 minutes of questions and answers with your instructor. Class times are in the Pacific Time Zone. We record every lecture in case you miss one.

Please note: Recorded lectures and course materials are available for one week only after the course ends.

You can participate in the lecture with your video turned on or off, however all students are muted to minimize ambient noise. Students can ask questions using a chat feature, and your instructor answers verbally. You can use your name or an alias when you join the lecture.

This course is hosted on Canvas Catalog, a learning management system, and delivered by Zoom, a web-based video conferencing application. One business day before the course start date, we’ll email you step-by-step instructions for accessing your course.

Available Sessions

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