Artificial intelligence is present in many aspects of our daily lives. However, the general knowledge about it is limited. That is why there is now the ‘Nationale AI-cursus’ a free online course for all Dutch people, about the basic principles of AI.

The National AI Course is an initiative of AI for Good, ICAI and Elephant Road. The program was co-created by Ahold Delhaize, Deloitte, ELaw Leiden, FME / UPgrade NL, Pon, Rabobank, Radboud University, TU Delft Design for Values, University of Helsinki, University of Amsterdam and Wolters Kluwer and made possible by Brainport Eindhoven, Capgemini, Cor Wit Fund, Think Productions, ECP, Intel, Level V, LEWIS, RMMBR, Rijks Academy for Digitalisation and Computerization Government (RADIO) of the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, Samsung, Stichting GO Fonds, VNO-NCW SME The Netherlands, Vogin and Zadkine.

The course is based on a similar initiative in Finland, supplemented by contributions from top Dutch experts: Catholijn Jonker (TU Delft), Cees Snoek (University of Amsterdam), Evert Haasdijk (Deloitte), Jeroen van den Hoven (TU Delft), Maarten de Rijke (University of Amsterdam), Marlies van Eck (Leiden University), Max Welling (University of Amsterdam), Mireille Hildebrandt (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Pim Haselager (Thunder Institute for Brain cognition and behavior), Rianne van den Berg (University of Amsterdam), Roel Schutgens (Radboud University Nijmegen), Tom Heskes (Radboud University Nijmegen) and Valerie Frissen (Leiden University).

Registration for the course is open on