Elements of AI: Spring into AI Literacy

On April 23, 2024, Luxembourg’s next cohort will begin an eight-week AI introductory course, complements of Elements of AI. As an important tool in Luxembourg’s digital skills efforts, the free, Finland-based course helps spread AI literacy.

The hybrid program offers both self-paced webinars & in-person support groups centered around a curriculum designed for learners of non-technical backgrounds. Self-paced portions must be completed within a seven-week timeframe.

Webinar topics encompass AI implications, real-world applications, transparency in machine decisions, creative problem solving with AI and more.

Elements of AI is made possible thanks to the collaboration of Innovative Initiatives (part of the Department of Media, Connectivity & Digital Policy); the University of Luxembourg; the University of Luxembourg Competence Centre; & the Ministry of Education, Children & Youth.

Elements of AI Luxembourg will again include support groups for women, organized by Women in Digital Empowerment, highlighting the importance of supporting inclusivity within technical fields. Currently, roughly 52% of course participants are women and 48% are men. This year’s program also foresees support groups for teachers organized by IFEN (National Institute of Training & Education), as well as support groups for the general public organized by the Digital Learning Hub.

Graduates of Elements of AI Luxembourg receive a corresponding certificate from the University of Luxembourg upon passing the final exam. At the end of the course on June 7, the Digital Learning Hub will host a closing event with the presence of Elisabeth Margue, Minister Delegate to the Prime Minister for Media and Connectivity.

This spring marks the third edition of Elements of AI & organizers expect a continued increase in the number of participants, in line with previous year-to-year growth. Luxembourg’s ultimate goal is to see one percent of the population enrolled in the course.

“With each successful installment, Elements of AI becomes an increasingly more valuable part of Luxembourg’s AI skills strategy, ” explains Claudine Kariger, Senior ICT Policy Advisor, Ministry of State’s Department of Media, Connectivity & Digital Policy. “This course is truly for everyone, & we encourage anyone interested in better understanding AI to sign up.”

Interested individuals can enroll any time, but preferably before April 23, at elementsofai.lu. No experience necessary.

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