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Fundamentals of AI

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: H2C1105
Curriculum: VAPVAL 2021
Level: Continuing Education etc.
Credits: 3 cr
Responsible Teacher: Salonen, Klaus
Language of Instruction: English


Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3002 2021-11-20 – 2021-12-18Klaus SalonenFinnish2021-08-01 – 2021-09-13
3003Avoin20222022-10-24 – 2022-12-18Klaus SalonenFinnish2022-08-01 – 2022-08-28

Learning Outcomes

After the course the student will be familiar with the concepts of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine learning (ML), and Artificial Neural Networks (ANN). The student will also understand the workflow from problem to solution using data, selecting algorithms and creating predictive models with tools such as Tensorflow, Theano, and Scikit-learn. An introduction to Python programming language is included.

Student's Workload

A total of 81h split up evenly on weekly activities.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

For Python some basic programming skill or at least a rudimentary understanding is helpful but not mandatory. For AI an understanding of Python and statistical methods is helpful but not mandatory.

Regional Impact

The demand for AI fluent individuals is high regionally, nationally, and internationally. The gap between demand and supply of qualified personel is also increasing and therefore the impact of this course is high especially for regional companies.


The demand for qualified personel is for the foreseeable future on the rise regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

This is an online course with selected hand-picked courses for personal use and with the possibility to do some hands-on, unsupervised exercises. There are no on-campus lectures for this course.

Assessment Methods