Finland Aims to Teach One Per Cent of Europeans Basics of Artificial Intelligence

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  • The course was originally launched in 2018 and is conducted by the University of Helsinki
  • Finland will translate it to all official EU languages next year

According to a report by Reuters, Finland aims to teach one per cent of all Europeans basic skills in artificial intelligence through a free online course. It will also translate the course into all official European Union (EU) languages.

As per the report, Finnish minister of employment Timo Harakka said that the country’s investment has three goals of equipping EU citizens with digital skills for the future, to increase practical understanding of what artificial intelligence is and finally giving a boost to the digital leadership of Europe. The course was originally launched in 2018 and is conducted by the University of Helsinki.

Machine learning, neural networks

The report said that more than 220,000 students from more than 110 countries have already enrolled in the course so far. It includes modules on machine learning, neural networks, the philosophy of artificial intelligence and using artificial intelligence to solve problems said the report. The course is available in English, Finnish, Swedish and Estonian till now and Finland will translate it to all official EU languages next year.

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