Finland launched a free online crash course in artificial intelligence with the purpose of teaching its citizens about the new technology. Now, as a Christmas gift to the world, the European nation is advancing the six-week program accessible for anyone to take.
Stringently speaking, it’s a gift for the European Union. Finland is relinquishing the EU’s rotating presidency at the end of the year and determined to translate its course into each EU language as a present to residents. However, there aren’t any geographical restrictions as to who can take the course, so actually, it’s to the world’s benefit.
The course definitely proved itself in Finland, with more than 1 percent of the Nordic nation’s 5.5 million residents signing up. The course, named Elements of AI, is presently available in English, Swedish, Estonian, Finnish, and German.
There are already relatively few websites for individuals trying to learn the basics of AI. However, Finland’s offering appears to value your time for those who’re all for such a factor. It’s appropriately designed, offers quick tests at the end of every section.
The Finnish government said it initially designed the course to offer its citizens a bonus in AI. Finland has at all times, knocked above its weight within the tech and education, so it appears sensible to couple the two strengths.