Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Big Data for Business

Kuvaus Opettajat

Unlock the power of artificial intelligence and big data to gain a competitive edge in the business world!

In this course, you will have a basic understating of how to harness the insights hidden within massive data sets and use cutting-edge technologies like machine learning and deep learning to drive informed decision-making. It will also equip you with the tools and knowledge you need to leverage AI and big data for success in today’s data-driven economy.

1. Artificial intelligence (AI)
2. Machine learning
3. Big data
4. Data-driven decision making
5. Business applications of AI and big data


  • Increased career opportunities
  • Improved decision-making
  • Enhanced business operations customer experiences

Target group

To you who

  •  want to prepare for changes in working life or increase your own expertise
  •  want to get to know a new field or stand out with your expertise
  •  live to learn – you want to learn new things as a hobby
  • are pursuing a degree

Students studying business, computer science, data science, or related fields who want to gain a foundational understanding of AI and big data in a business context. Business/IT professionals and Entrepreneurs who want to understand how AI and big data can be used to improve business operations, make data-driven decisions, and gain a competitive advantage

You don’t need any prerequisite skills in this course.

Learning outcomes

After completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Understanding the fundamentals of AI and big data technologies and how they can be applied in a business context
  • Understanding the steps of implementing AI for a Business or a Company.
  • Understanding how AI and big data technologies can be used to improve business operations, optimize processes, and create innovative products and services.
  • Learning how to identify potential risks, limitations, legal and ethical issues of using AI and big data in business
  • Basic understanding of Chatbot (such as ChatGPT, Siri, Alexa)


  • Overview of key concepts and applications in a business context
  • Knowledge about Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Data Science.
  • Understand how Artificial Intelligence can help to optimize business processes, minimize costs and maximize profits.
  • Applications of Artificial Intelligence Technologies.
  • Artificial Intelligence implementation
  • Big Data Tools and Technologies: Overview of Hadoop, Spark, and other technologies used for big data processing.
  • Risks, Limitations,1§ and Ethical issues of AI

Mode of Teaching and Methods

  • Online via Moodle / Independent Online learning modules
  • Guest Speakers
  • Hands-on projects and Project Workshops
  • Case Studies and Class Discussion

Study Material

  • Slides and Articles provided by the teacher
  • Textbook:
    • Artificial Intelligence for Business (eBook) Anderson, Jason L. Wiley 2020
    • Artificial intelligence and machine learning for business for non-engineers (Book) Groom, Frank M., toimittaja ; Jones, Stephan S., toimittaja ; Ciuffo, Joe, kirjoittajaCRC Press [2020]


  • Grade: Numerical 0–5
  • Evaluation Method
    • Individual Assignment: 60 pts
    • Group Work:
      • Final Project (30 pts)
      • Case Studies and or Article Review (10 pts)

Schedule and Location

  • Wednesday, 3 May 2022 at 15:00–18:00 / Zoom
  • Monday, 22 May 2022 at 15:00–18:00 / Zoom
  • Monday, 5 June 2022 at 15:00–18:00 / Zoom
  • Monday, 26 June 2022 at 15:00–18:00 / Zoom

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Big Data for Business


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