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Non-Techie Starter Series: AI & Data Science

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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 course for non-tech professionals seeking a foundational understanding of AI and Data Science. It covers key concepts and terms in an easily comprehensible manner. No programming or tech expertise needed.

The course will begin with an introduction to AI and Data Science, including an overview of the field and its potential applications. We will explore different types of data and how they are collected, as well as the importance of data quality and how to clean and preprocess data.

Throughout the course, you will be provided with real-life examples of how AI and Data Science are used in different industries. There will be a discussion on the limitations and ethical considerations of using data and explore future trends in AI and Data Science and their potential impact.

This course is designed for professionals in HR, finance, marketing, operations, or any other non-technical field who want to stay up to date with the latest developments in AI and Data Science and leverage them to drive business value.

Prerequisites/Professional Experience
Understanding of how computers work.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, participants will have gained a foundational understanding of AI and Data Science and will be able to apply this knowledge in their own work and decision-making.

Course Topics
Introduction to AI and Data Science

  • What is Data Science and why is it important?
  • An overview of the Data Science process and its components
  • Common terminologies in AI and Data Science and what they mean

Applications & Trends of AI and Data Science

  • Real-life examples of how Data Science is used in different industries
  • Understanding the limitations and ethical considerations of using data
  • Future trends in Data Science and its potential impact

Custom training workshops are available for this program

Technology training sessions structured around individual or group learning objectives. Learn more about custom training

University IT Technology Training sessions are available to a wide range of participants, including Stanford University staff, faculty, students, and employees of Stanford Hospitals & Clinics, such as Stanford Health Care, Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley, Stanford Medicine Partners, and Stanford Medicine Children's Health.

Additionally, some of these programs are open to interested individuals not affiliated with Stanford, allowing for broader community engagement and learning opportunities.