Machine learning, a branch of artificial intelligence, is the science of programming computers to improve their performance by learning from data. Dramatic progress has been made in the last decade, driving machine learning into the spotlight of conversations surrounding disruptive technology. This six-week online program from the MIT Sloan School of Management and the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) aims to demystify machine learning for the business professional – offering you a firm, foundational understanding of the advantages, limitations, and scope of machine learning from a management perspective. How will machine learning affect your business? How can your company capitalize on this dynamic technology?
This program views the technical elements of machine learning through the lens of business and management, and equips you with the relevant knowledge to discover opportunities to drive innovation and efficiency in your organization. Although you can expect to explore technical aspects of machine learning, the focus is on empowering you, as a business leader, to ask the right questions about whether machine learning applications will benefit a particular business problem, or make your organization more efficient.
Through a mix of research insights reinforced by case examples, you’ll have the opportunity to critically apply your learning. You’ll learn to identify the realistic opportunities of this transformative technology as you develop an implementation plan for machine learning in a business of your choice. Whether you work in a strategic, operational, or managerial function, you’ll be equipped with an understanding of how machine learning can impact your organization’s business objectives, as well as knowledge of the key aspects of related implementation strategies. Over the course of six weeks, you’ll learn how to successfully lead teams tasked with executing technical machine learning projects, and strategically leverage machine learning for a powerful competitive edge in business.
MIT Faculty will guide you to understand the current and future capabilities of this transformative technology, in order to effectively unlock its potential within business. You’ll also have the opportunity to design a roadmap for the successful integration of machine learning – tailored for your own organization. At the end of the course, you’ll walk away with a plan for immediate and practical business action.