Chapter 1: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

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What is Artificial Intelligence? What is its impact? How did it all begin? How did it evolve? How does it benefit society? What are the subfields of Artificial Intelligence? What are their ethical implications?

By the end of the chapter, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the concept of Artificial Intelligence and its implications on daily lives
  • Describe the origins of Artificial Intelligence
  • Describe subfields of Artificial Intelligence
  • Explain the ethical implications of Artificial Intelligence

It is estimated that you complete this chapter in 90 minutes.


In order to be awarded a certificate for this chapter, you need to score 80% or more on each quiz in this chapter. You can retake each quiz for a maximum of 3 times and check the correct and incorrect answers after each try. Once you successfully complete all 8 chapters, you can claim your ‘Digital Skills for the Artificial Intelligence Revolution’ (DS4AIR) certificate from here.