Finland offers crash course in artificial intelligence to EU

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland is offering a free-of-charge online course in artificial intelligence (AI) for European Union (EU) citizens in their own language, officials said yesterday.

The Nordic nation, headed by the world’s youngest head of government, will mark the end of its rotating presidency of the EU with a highly ambitious goal.

Finland is aiming to give practical understanding of AI to one per cent of EU citizens — or about five million people — through a basic online course by the end of 2021. It is teaming up with the University of Helsinki, Finland’s largest and oldest academic institution, and the Finland-based tech consultancy Reaktor.