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Creative Applications for Artificial Intelligence

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Most Technology Training classes will be delivered online until further notice.

Before each sesson, Tech Training will provide a Zoom link for live online classes, along with any required class materials.

This session will provide a non-intimidating introduction to Artificial Intelligence. We’ll discuss the differences between AI and Machine Learning, and we’ll delve into the technology behind AI, including neural networks and Deep Learning.

The lecture will discuss how machines learn and why data is so important. We'll talk about building AI projects and walk through a brief demonstration. We’ll also look at some of the amazing things that AI can do, and we’ll discuss how to spot opportunities for AI in your organization.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the differences among AI, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning
  • Understand how machines learn
  • Understand the importance of data and how to acquire appropriate data
  • Understand AI strategy and building AI projects
  • Recognizing opportunities for AI
  • Understand some of the tools employed in executing AI

Topic Outline:

  • AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning
  • How machines learn and the importance of data
  • Shallow vs. Deep Neural Networks
  • Convolutional Neural Networks and use cases
  • Recurrent Neural Networks and use cases
  • Demonstration - AI using Google Cloud Platform
  • Examples of AI in the real world
  • Identifying opportunities for AI in your world
  • Next steps

Structured Activity/Case Studies:

Demonstration: AI using Google Cloud Platform

University IT Technology Training classes are only available to Stanford University staff, faculty, students, and Stanford Hospitals & Clinics employees, including Stanford Health Care, Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley, Stanford Medicine Partners, and Stanford Medicine Children's Health. A valid SUNet ID is needed to enroll in a class.