This course provides an overview of the world of blockchain, AI, and machine learning. We explore artificial intelligence and machine learning and seek to understand the philosophical and ethical issues, relationship with consciousness and self-awareness, the categories and applications of the different families of AI algorithms, and what challenges and opportunities lie in the future. We then open the hood and look inside blockchain to see what it is, how it has evolved, and where it is headed, including Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. We examine how these technologies will impact the future of work. Students are encouraged to think about the impact of these technologies on society and how they might become leaders and shapers in these fields.
Participants acquire an understanding and appreciation of these technologies so they can explore further on their own. The course is taught through a mix of instruction, discussion, and guest speakers.
Please note: This course is not a computer programming course and requires no prior knowledge or experience, but rather looks at these emerging technologies more broadly from business, social, political, and cultural perspectives.
Lindsley Medlin is an executive with over thirty years of experience developing and operating businesses. He has built companies in six countries and was part of a management team that organically grew a business from $20 million to $1.5 billion in nine years; the business went public and spun off a separate public subsidiary. Lindsley holds a bachelor of arts in economics and an MBA in marketing, both from Rutgers University, as well as a Graduate Marketing Certificate from the SMU Cox School of Business in Dallas, Texas. He is a Certified Blockchain Professional™, the Founder of the New Jersey Blockchain Center, and a speaker, consultant, and published author.
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