Artificial intelligence tools have made astonishing strides recently, both in capability and in popularity. ChatGPT alone reached 100 million active monthly users only two months after launch, making it the fastest-growing app ever.

 For those seeking to learn more about these powerful new tools, ASU CareerCatalyst is thrilled to announce the launch of the new course: AI Foundations: Scripting ChatGPT with Python. The new course explores the possibilities, limitations and ethical considerations of AI while equipping learners with practical skills to apply the technology responsibly. From creating original text, images and music to setting up ChatGPT and learning Python scripting, AI Foundations empowers learners to unlock the vast potential of AI and gain an edge in the future of work.

Preparing for the AI-driven jobs of tomorrow

The new wave of AI technology could automate 300 million jobs and transform hundreds of millions more, according to a Goldman Sachs report, raising the possibility of “a labor productivity boom like those that followed the emergence of earlier technologies like the electric motor and personal computer.”  

"We are living in an era of unprecedented technological advancements, where artificial intelligence is reshaping industries and creating new opportunities for the workforce," says Meredyth Hendricks, Associate Vice President,  ASU CareerCatalyst. "As the demand for skilled professionals in data science and AI continues to soar, it is crucial to stay ahead of the curve. With the launch of AI Foundations, we are thrilled to offer learners the chance to explore the potential of AI and acquire practical skills that will position them for success in the AI-driven workforce of tomorrow."

A primer for those interested in this new frontier 

Developed in partnership with experts at ASU's Enterprise Technology unit, “AI Foundations” provides you with an overview of generative artificial intelligence and its applications. It covers Python scripts and prompts and also explores ethical considerations and privacy concerns related to generative AI, along with strategies to protect sensitive information. Key topics include:

  • Setting up technology for training and querying ChatGPT, including obtaining an OpenAI key
  • Preparing training materials and understanding the basic structure of Python code for generative AI training 
  • Writing and debugging Python scripts for training OpenAI models 
  • Generating prompts based on trained AI models and evaluating results to refine the outputs

The course is divided into three modules and can be completed on-demand, offering flexibility for busy learners. The total time commitment for completing the course is approximately two hours.

The course is designed for learners with some experience in computer science, engineering, mathematics, statistics, or related fields. It’s an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in pursuing a career in data science, machine learning or artificial intelligence, and also a great starting point for anyone interested in exploring and working with generative AI. 

Whether you're intrigued by the creative potential of AI, such as generating images, music, or text, or looking to gain an edge in your industry, this course will empower you to harness the capabilities of generative AI effectively. AI Foundations is now available — start your learning journey and unlock the transformative potential of AI with ASU CareerCatalyst

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