a participant taking an artificial intelligence course

Accelerate your understanding of artificial intelligence and gain real-world insights to help transform your business.

Artificial intelligence is changing the world as we know it. And it’s happening faster and in more ways than anyone ever imagined. Which makes it critically important for today’s business leaders, across almost every industry. AI Essentials: Key Concepts and Opportunities will deepen and accelerate your knowledge of AI, giving you the most important insights into fundamental technology concepts, business applications, and strategic opportunities.  

This Stanford Intensive live online business program is highly focused and fast paced — delivered in eight sessions over four days. It’s interdisciplinary, interactive, and relevant. Developed by Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, the program brings together world-class, tenured faculty from Stanford GSB, Engineering, and other Stanford schools. Together, they will share their technological expertise, business strategies, and diverse perspectives. AI Essentials is a unique opportunity to explore how these technologies can transform your own business.

Whether you want to expand your use of AI or just need a better foundation so you can empower your teams to do more, AI Essentials will prepare you through a quick burst of learning. Hear from the leading minds in AI through live online lectures and faculty office hours and discuss AI’s power, potential, and limitations.

Key Benefits

Gain key insights into artificial intelligence, its business applications, and opportunities.

  • Understand the key technological concepts of AI including machine learning, natural language processing, computer visioning, and automation. 
  • Learn how organizations are effectively using AI across a range of industries.
  • Discover the ethical, social, and legal implications of AI and how to avoid potential pitfalls.
  • Make more informed decisions about if, when, and where AI may be most useful in your own organization.

Who Should Attend?

  • Business leaders and professionals, policymakers, and nonprofit leaders who recognize the importance of AI and want to gain greater clarity and context
  • Decision makers — from any size organization, any industry, and any country — who work with internal or external technology teams
  • Ideal for professionals with little or no expertise in artificial intelligence

23 Oct 2023 – 26 Oct 2023

Live Online | Registration Price: US $1,950


09 Oct 2023

Payment is due upon registration. Your space is secured upon receipt of full payment.

Awarded Upon completion

Certificate of completion


Angel Dodson
Associate Director, Programs Executive Education
Stanford Graduate School of Business Campus

Learn More About the Program

Explore our carefully designed curriculum on AI for business, and go deeper with select course descriptions or a sample schedule.

Learn more about our past participants, and find out if the program is right for you.

Faculty Leadership

Paul Oyer
The Mary and Rankine Van Anda Entrepreneurial Professor and Professor of Economics
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Mykel  Kochenderfer
Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and, by courtesy, of Computer Science

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