Media Release: Amii launches online course to empower business leaders to adopt artificial intelligence technologies

Edmonton, AB (August 6, 2020) – The Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) has launched registration for an 8-week online course focused on providing the knowledge, skills and tools to support business leaders as they look to adopt artificial intelligence (AI) as a competitive advantage for their organizations.

Developed with non-technical managers and executives in mind, AI Strategy and Management takes a project-based approach giving graduates the ability to draft an AI adoption strategy, identify opportunities to apply AI in their organization, and interact with and manage technical teams. Classes begin on September 16, 2020; registration is now open at

Topics covered include:

  • Machine Learning Foundations 
  • Business Strategy 
  • Business Tactics 
  • Data Understanding
  • Supervised Learning in Business 
  • Unsupervised Learning in Business 
  • Reinforcement Learning in Business 
  • Machine Learning Capstone Project 

“With AI creating competitive advantages for companies across all industries, it’s essential for managers and executives to upskill themselves with new knowledge that will empower AI adoption in their businesses,” says CEO Cam Linke.

“As we work collectively to recover from the economic impacts of recent months, AI will play a vital role for any company considering how to shift their business and achieve the goals outlined in their long-term strategic vision for digital transformation. The window is closing rapidly for those who want to stay at the head of the trend.”

Companies around the world are experiencing an AI talent crisis and, as a result, are facing key challenges when trying to implement enterprise-wide adoption.

  • 48% of companies lack managerial understanding of AI 
  • 52% are not clearly defining business outcomes or KPIs for AI
  • 53% lack the integration of AI insights into current practice

Amii is committed to inspiring world-changing machine intelligence for good and for all. Training and upskilling courses are available to individual learners, and as part of larger corporate training contracts, and are led by staff scientists, science educators, and a team of dedicated instructors with a deep understanding of AI use cases in a variety of industries, including oil and gas, agriculture, health, and supply chain.

The course is $2,995 +GST (CAD). Financial assistance is available through eligibility for Canadian Job Grant which provides a maximum two-thirds reimbursement.

What is artificial intelligence? 

Artificial intelligence is a discipline of computing science that allows a system to complete tasks we typically associate with cognitive functions – such as reasoning, strategizing and problem-solving – without requiring an explicit solution for every variation.

Why focus on machine learning? 

Machine learning is a set of computational techniques that use data to create models that make predictions about future data. These models independently learn and continuously adapt to changing environments without being explicitly programmed for the data they encounter. Machine learning is a crucial component in many artificial intelligence systems.

Industry is particularly interested in adopting applied machine learning, and investing in advanced research in the field, because of the focus on using historical data to inform future opportunities for systems improvement, discoveries, and augmenting human-cognitive capacity.  

About Amii

One of Canada’s three centres of AI excellence as part of the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy, Amii (the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute) is an Alberta-based non-profit institute that supports world-leading research in artificial intelligence and machine learning and translates scientific advancement into industry adoption. Amii grows AI capabilities through advancing leading-edge research, delivering exceptional educational offerings and providing business advice – all with the goal of building in-house AI capabilities. For more information, visit


Media Resources: Amii Fact Sheet

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