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CDI Portugal has a free course to demystify artificial intelligence

Registration is now open, has no age or knowledge limit and can be done through the online platform RECODE. The training has a total duration of eight hours.

Artificial intelligence is the motto for the new online course, free and in Portuguese, of the Center of Digital Inclusion (CDI) Portugal, a non-governmental organization for social and digital inclusion and innovation, responsible for projects such as the Apps for Good competition or the Centre for Digital Citizenship, in Valongo.

The course lasts eight hours and aims to demystify and explain artificial intelligence, responding to “growing fears that this technology will replace jobs performed by humans in the future,” a statement said. The training has no age or knowledge limits and those interested can register on the RECODE e-learning platform, constituting an “excellent opportunity to ask questions and get answers”, the entity adds.

Divided into modules, the course goes through several areas of society where artificial intelligence is already applied – such as medicine, education, industry and environment -, taking the form of a narrative through concrete examples. “In this course, people will be able to explore several stories, such as the deforestation of the Amazon, where a set of robots, using artificial intelligence, identify possible fires and communicate to official entities”, Priscila Andrade, responsible for communication and marketing at CDI Portugal, explains to P3.

The experience is rounded off with simple, dynamic content, videos and exercises to gauge knowledge. After completion, trainees can download a certificate signed by CDI Portugal, the Recode movement and technology companies such as Microsoft and the Project Management Institute – Educational Foundation.

The RECODE platform already has more than a dozen free courses available, all of them in e-learning format, which makes it possible for those interested to take the training courses according to their own schedule. There are no trainers, but that does not mean that any questions that may arise during the course remain unanswered. “Should this situation arise, people can get in touch with our team via emailor telephone contact,” stresses Priscila Andrade.