Upskilling with AI: 5 free courses on LinkedIn to master Generative AI – The Indian Express

After crypto, blockchain and NFTs, Artificial Intelligence seems to be the latest buzzword in the tech industry. While generative AI has been around for quite a while now, the technology was popularised by OpenAI’s ChatGPT, which was launched in November last year. If you want to keep up with the trend and learn more about generative AI, here are five free courses that can help you boost your skills in 2023.
If you are starting with AI and want to know how it works, ‘Introduction to Artificial Intelligence’ by Doug Rose is one of the best courses that can help you understand how the technology works.
Designed for project managers, directors, executives, and students who want to start a career in AI, the course has 6 modules which explain everything from what general intelligence is, to common AI systems and how to identify patterns in data.
The latter half of the course gives you a brief idea about machine learning, how to choose the best algorithm for your model and the basics of an artificial neural network.
What is Generative AI by Pinar Seyhan Demirdag is a short course that gives professionals an idea of how AI can be used to increase their productivity.
It has four modules that cover the basics of generative AI and explain how it is different from other types of AI. The course then dives into some of the most widely used tools for generative AI and how it can be used to generate images from text. The last 2 modules share some future predictions, talk about the future of jobs and cautions people on what to do when working with generative AI.
Written by LinkedIn Learning staff instructor Jess Stratton, this course is all about how one can use Bing Chat to increase productivity and get the most out of the GPT-4 powered chatbot.
It starts by explaining how chat AI works and goes on to explain how users can summarise data, compose text and solve various problems using Bing Chat. At the end of the course, you will be able to search for information, generate new ideas, compose text, check sources for accuracy and automate certain aspects of your work using generative AI.
If you want to learn how to make your online searches using prompts, ‘Generative AI: The evolution of thoughtful online search’ by Ashley Kennedy is a short course that can help you learn the basics of how you can use the technology to your advantage.
It starts by explaining what a search engine is and how it works and compares traditional search engines like Google and DuckDuckGo with generative AI-powered reasoning engines like Bing Chat. You also get some tips on how to use the right prompts to get the information you want.
Those who want to know the implications of generative AI on humanity can check out ‘Ethics in the age of Generative AI’ by Vilas Dhar. Aimed at designers and decision-makers, this course addresses the ethical concerns surrounding generative AI and helps learners understand and apply the ethical AI framework in a real-world situation.
It also teaches how organisations can prepare themselves to address these concerns and how a company can effectively build generative AI.
All of the courses listed above are easy to access and can be completed in a shorter duration. It is to be noted that these courses are intended purely for skill enhancement.