Artificial Intelligence: How it Works and its Impact

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help boost your professional career and development. Understanding AI is a critical skill needed to stay competitive in today’s workforce. 

FIU now offers a free Artificial Intelligence badge for your online credentials. The AI micro-credential will teach you the fundamental concepts of AI, its core techniques, example applications, and philosophical, ethical and social issues.

Workload is roughly equivalent to that of a one-credit course. The micro-credential does not appear on the academic transcript and has no bearing on GPA or progress to degree, but learners are encouraged to account for the micro-credential assignments in their weekly planning. Learn more about the topics covered by clicking here.


What will you learn? 

You will comprehend and appreciate the nature of AI, its history, how it works, and its impact. You will describe basic concepts related to AI, several core techniques, and how AI is likely to advance in the future. Upon completion of this micro-credential, you will: 

  • Define core concepts related to and concerns of AI 
  • Describe the overall arc of the history of AI and identify major milestones
  • Describe, at a high level, several core techniques by which AI systems work 
  • Describe the impact that AI is having and will have on the world 

How to sign up? 



The artificial intelligence micro-credential will be available in:

ITA 2200

Intermediate ItalianFall section(s) - 



Looking to take this micro-credential online at your own pace? To sign-up for this micro-credential,  please fill out this form.
These digital badges are only available to currently enrolled FIU students. Please ensure that by completing this form, you are confirming that you will be a current FIU student in the upcoming semester.

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