AI for Decision Makers

Artificial Intelligence (AI) encompasses the area of how computers can perform tasks traditionally considered to require human intelligence. The topic of using AI is discussed often in modern companies, e.g. should our company use AI? When should we use AI? What is the business case for our company using AI?

The course gives an introduction and practical demonstrations to the subject and has two main purposes. The first purpose is to provide knowledge and understanding of the key concepts within AI, their historical development, and the ethical issues that may arise with respect to AI. The second purpose is to provide decision makers with the knowledge and tools to reason about the feasibility of using AI in their companies – when and how to use it, as well as which benefits and costs AI brings.

During the course the participants learn how to set-up the infrastructure, train an example classifier and how to reason about the costs and benefits of using AI. Through practical exercises participants gain an understanding of how AI can be applied. Following the first half-day, participants work on their own with their case. In a second half-day session of the course, they present cases for discussion and feedback.

General conditions for applying to open-enrolment programmes
Once we receive your application, you will receive a confirmation by e-mail. The confirmation will contain all practical information. We will send you an invoice for the programme fee 14 days before it starts. Should there be too few applications, we reserve the right to cancel the programme. In such case, you will be notified by e-mail.

In case you wish to cancel your application a written cancellation needs to be sent via e-mail. This can be done without cost up to 28 days before programme start. Cancellation within 14-27 days before programme start will be charged with 50% of the programme fee. Cancelling less than 14 days means the entire fee will be charged. In case of cancellation, you are welcome to find a replacement to take your seat.

Faculty: Miroslaw Staron
Duration: 2 half-days
Language: English

Target group:

For decision makers who want to understand the possibilities and challenges related to using AI and Machine Learning. Provides an opportunity for participants to practice on datasets or develop their own case of using AI.



  • 8.30-09.15 Introductory seminar: what is AI, machine
    learning and what we need to get going
  • 09.30-11.00 Demo: Data visualization and machine learning
  • 11.00-11.45 Introduction of case/assignment. Questions
  • 11.45-12.00 Summary

During their own work, the participants can work on either the
case (based on the case description) or a programming problem
(based on the demonstraction).


  • 9.00-09.15 Check-in
  • 09.15-11.00 Presentation and discussion
  • 11.00-11.30 Feedback
  • 11.30-12.00 New developments in AI and closing

Price: 7 900 SEK (excl VAT)

Date and place:
October 20-21, 2022 – online via Zoom or
December 1-2, 2022 – at the School of Business


Faculty: Professor MIROSLAW STARON

Professor of Software Engineering at the University of Gothenburg IT faculty. His research focuses on software development within automotive applications, software effectiveness, data warehouses and profiling of the performance of products and organizations. In the recent years, Prof. Staron has been working on using AI to improve software engineering activities (testing, code review, programming) and utilizing AI in medicine.