Artificial intelligence and the future of work

This is a collection for you who want to get a quick introduction to the rise of artificial intelligence and what a future with more and more automation might mean for white and blue collar jobs.

4 courses

Courses in this collection:

  • 1

    What to Do When Machines Do Everything

    How to get ahead in a world of AI, algorithms, bots, and Big Data

    You can view this course as a guidebook to succeeding in the next generation of digital economy. When systems running on Artificial Intelligence can drive our cars, diagnose medical patients, and manage our finances more effectively than humans, this raises profound questions about the future of work and how companies compete. Illustrated with real-world cases, data, and insight, the authors provide clear strategic guidance and actionable steps to help you and your organization move ahead in a world where exponentially developing new technologies are changing how value is created.

    You will read about some of the progress made by Artificial Intelligence in the past years. The second half of this course is dedicated to our AHEAD-model which gives you actionable advice on what you should do to future-proof your business.

    We wrote this course not for policy wonks and academics but rather for people in organizations large and small who are trying to make the best decisions possible for their businesses and their own jobs.

  • 2

    A Primer on Artificial Intelligence

    What to do if and when the robots are stealing your job

    In 2004, The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) sponsored the first driverless car, Grand Challenge. The winning car managed to drive 7.2 miles. In a similar contest set in city-like constraints, the winner drove 60 miles.

    In 2015, one person built a self-driving car in his garage, and everyone who's been in a Tesla has experienced what it's like to let a robot do the work for you. This kind of progress is possible thanks to development in Artificial Intelligence (AI). But what do people mean by AI? Why all the hype all of a sudden? And lastly, will intelligent machines steal our job?

    This course is for you if you want to participate in conversations about AI - and actually, know what you're talking about. So if you have no clue what AI is about, and you haven't been keeping track of all the progress that has been made in the last years. Throughout our eleven days together, you will also encounter some mind-blowing examples of what technical advances AI has paved the way for.

    If you have a master of computer science or stay up to date on current tech events, you should probably not take this course. The course is meant to be fun, easy and thought-provoking. And just a little bit scary. 

  • 3

    The Fundamentals of Learning: Creating Connection

    Master the skill of learning

    Most people don’t think of learning as a skill. They think of learning as a given. Whether you’re good at it or not. Whether you have it or not. We’re here to tell you that anyone can become a good learner if they apply some techniques that have been proven to make learning stick.

    Knowing how to learn is a skill, and in this course, we’ll show you the science-backed tricks to get good at it. 

    In order to make learning stick, we need to create connections in our brain. By hooking the new information to previous knowledge, we ensure the encoding of what we’re learning deep into our memory.

    If you want to know how to create these connections that make learning more effective, then this course is for you. 

  • 4

    The Art of Monotasking

    How to stop multitasking in ten days

    Can’t stop opening your email? Do you have more than ten tabs open right now? Are you planning what to cook for dinner while reading this sentence? 

    If you have answered yes to any of the above, you just might have a problem with multitasking.

    A problem? Yes, modern research offers clear evidence that multitasking is far from effective. In this course, you will learn why. You’ll also be given ten simple exercises that will help you stop multitasking and start monotasking.

    This course builds on research from behavioral economics, cognitive neuroscience, and behavioral psychology to get you on your way to a monotasking work-style.


    Said about the course:

    "I love the concept of monotasking! It has changed how I work entirely – I get more done but somehow leave work earlier than before!!" 

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