AI Basics: For Maximum Productivity

Gopi Kallayil - Chief Strategist, AI, Google , Google

Welcome to a timely exploration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) – a technology that has reshaped the landscape of innovation and daily life. 

We’ll demystify AI, breaking down complex concepts into understandable segments, and explore the synergies between AI and human intelligence. Through engaging examples like Google Translate and MedPalm, you’ll see AI in action, addressing both its transformative potential and the ethical considerations it raises.

The course will also dive into the practical aspects of AI in everyday life and business operations, showcasing how AI is revolutionizing industries with real-world examples from companies like Virgin and Carrefour. You’ll learn about the core capabilities of AI, its dual nature, and the creative dance between AI and natural intelligence.

Join us on this journey to unlock the digital frontier and harness the opportunities AI presents for the future.


AI Basics: From Origins to Opportunities Intro


Embark on a journey through AI’s history and future with expert Gopi Kallayil. This course, designed for both beginners and those looking to deepen their understanding, will guide you through the fascinating world of AI, from its historical origins to the cutting-edge applications that are transforming our world today.

This course offers:

  • A deep understanding of AI’s historical evolution and current impact.
  • Knowledge of AI basics, key concepts, and terminology.
  • Insights into AI’s role in reshaping business and daily life.
  • The ability to analyze real-world AI applications in healthcare, logistics, and marketing.
  • Strategies for integrating AI into business, with case studies from leading companies.
  • Skills to evaluate ethical considerations and balance innovation with responsibility in AI deployment.

Enhance your learning experience with interactive workbooks designed to help incorporate Gopi’s insights into your daily life.

Course Curriculum

Chapter 1

AI Basics - Understanding AI

  • Lesson 1: The History of Intelligence

  • Lesson 2: Transforming Environments

  • Lesson 3: The Bicycle Analogy: Understanding How AI Amplifies Human Intelligence

  • Lesson 4: AI in Action: Google Translate & MedPalm Examples

  • Lesson 5: The Fear Factor - Devil or Angel?

  • Lesson 6: AI as the New Fire: A Transformative Analogy

  • Lesson 7: Safeguarding Integrity in the Age of Generative AI


7 lessons, 7 Videos + 0 PDF Downloadable Worksheets + Quiz

Chapter 2

AI Basics Demystified

  • Lesson 1: AI and Natural Intelligence: The Generative and Analytical Dance

  • Lesson 2: AI in Everyday Life: Examples

  • Lesson 3: Revolutionizing Technologies for Business PDF Slideshow


2 lessons, 2 Videos + 1 PDF Downloadable Worksheet + Quiz

Chapter 3

Evolution of Computing Platforms

  • Lesson 1: AI Terminology: Key Concepts and Terms

  • Lesson 2: Machine Learning and Generative AI

  • Lesson 3: Traditional Programming leads to AI Innovation

  • Lesson 4: The Rise of Neural Networks

  • Lesson 5: Exploring Large Language Models

  • Lesson 6: AI Vocabulary Simplified: A Cheat Sheet PDF


5 lessons, 5 Videos + 1 PDF Downloadable Worksheet + Quiz

Chapter 4

AI Benefits - Real-World Applications

  • Lesson 1: AI in Translation & Healthcare: Case Studies

  • Lesson 2: Enhancing Consumer Experience with AI

  • Lesson 3: Practical AI Applications

  • Lesson 4: Three Real-World Examples of AI in Action


4 lessons, 4 Videos + 0 PDF Downloadable Worksheets + Quiz

Chapter 5

Business Use Cases

  • Lesson 1: AI for Business: Identifying Market Opportunities

  • Lesson 2: AI-Driven Marketing: Three Strategic Approaches

  • Lesson 3: Success Stories in AI: Diverse Industry Case Studies

  • Lesson 4: Virgin's AI Journey: Amplifying Business Returns

  • Lesson 5: Carrefour: Anticipating Customer Needs with AI

  • Lesson 6: AI in Logistics: The UPS Case

  • Lesson 7: Localized Marketing with AI: Cadbury's Innovative Approach


7 lessons, 7 Videos + 0 PDF Downloadable Worksheets + Quiz

Chapter 6

Focusing on AI Implementation

  • Lesson 1: The AI Focus Trio: Key Areas to Focus on

  • Lesson 2: Interactive AI Tool Research and Analysis PDF

  • Final Assessment


2 lessons, 1 Video + 1 PDF Downloadable Worksheet + 1 Quiz

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