This course is meant for students who want to learn the basics of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how AI is applied for business.
Students can expect to learn:
Foundations of AI
We will go through the mathematical and programming background of how the most common Machine Learning (ML) algorithms work, specifically focused around how to predict scores, classes, and clusters from data.
Applications of AI
With the understanding of basics of ML algorithms we will look at how AI is being applied for Customer Service, Sales, and Marketing. We will look at examples of use cases where AI produced measurable ROI in these departments across different industries.
Building AI Solutions
At the end of the course we will spend time on how to build an AI solution that has a significant business value. We will go through an exercise of how to think of a business problem from AI perspective, how to take account data and algorithm challenges when building AI solution. As student groups you will be asked to go through “Concept to Implementation” process and propose an AI solution for a given business problem.
Sameer Maskey was a Columbia Business School faculty member from 2013 to 2019.