Artificial Intelligence for Business

Course Code
TO 433
Hours
3 hours
Type
Elective
Offered
  • Winter 19
  • Winter 20

Artificial Intelligence for Business --- We are living in fast changing world. The amount of information we generate, receive and process is increasing at an exponential rate. This information explosion is empowering a wave of smart, automated functionalities broadly called Artificial Intelligence ("Al"). Al allows computers and machines to automate the business logic-to work and react like humans. Al comes with a great promise for individuals, organizations and societies but at the same time there are considerable risks, significant societal implications and ethical dilemmas. This course aims to provide students with a conceptual introduction of Al, a broad understanding of Al's basic techniques, how Al is applied to problems, future applications of Al, and an awareness of the challenges, risks and ethical considerations of use of Al in business. The course is does not require a technical background. Students will be able to connect the conceptual nature of this course with the more technical coverage of Al related material in other TO courses -but they are not expected to be familiar with the technical details of Al as pre-requisites.

Taught By
Mehmet Begen
  • Visiting Associate Professor of Technology and Operations
Mehmet A. Begen is an associate professor of management science in the Ivey Business School at the Western University. Besides Ivey, he is cross-...
Sanjeev Kumar
  • LEO Lecturer I of Technology and Operations