The technology of artificial intelligence (AI) is changing how the world conducts business. The Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI) is excited to announce the launch of its first in-person executive education series in 2022, offering programs that inform professionals about the opportunities and challenges the technology presents, as well as strategies for success.
Stanford HAI will offer eight executive education programs designed to reach executives at all levels.
Courses will examine safe and ethical use of AI in health care, valuing data and AI, developing strategies for responsible innovation, leading high-performance teams with emerging technologies, and more. The courses are developed and led by Stanford faculty and feature speakers from leading companies, nonprofits, and academia.
“For the first time since our institute launched, HAI is introducing a portfolio of programs to help people pursue cutting-edge research, create useful and responsible AI, and respond thoughtfully to the societal and ethical implications of global AI,” says HAI Education Director John Robichaux. “In HAI’s executive education portfolio, we are bringing Stanford expertise and specialized skills to those in industry — from managers and senior executives to board members and CEOs.”
Stanford HAI 2022 Education Programs:
Today, health care executives are being bombarded with all kinds of promises about AI’s potential for their business and clinical operations. But what is reality and what is wishful thinking? How can senior leaders create a business model and organizational framework that ensures AI’s maximal benefits within health care and health care systems? In this program, participants will learn from Stanford faculty and industry experts how health care executives and policymakers create frameworks to ensure that AI deployment within health care settings can optimize workflows in both the clinical and business environments.
What distinguishes organizations that thrive in an AI-driven world from those that fail? This highly engaging program will bring together Stanford and industry experts in AI, product, and business leadership to conduct a deep dive into how organizational leaders use AI to transform their businesses, what can go wrong when they do, and how to avoid those pitfalls.
Companies and startups are increasingly driven by data and artificial intelligence. Understanding the value of this data helps differentiate companies from their competitors and has profound implications across a number of core business functions and strategic activities. In this program, senior leaders will learn emerging strategies and research around the economics of data and AI, explore challenges to valuing this information, and discuss key technologies and platforms as well as the regulatory, privacy, and fairness considerations of these new platforms.
How a company conducts business has social, environmental, and ethical consequences that affect both its strategies and finances. Never has this been more true of companies that place AI and emerging technology at their core. In this program, senior leadership and investors will connect social impact with competitive strategy around AI and emerging technologies.
AI will be a significant driver of innovation and growth in the 21st century, yet the broad impact of this technology remains unknown. It can drive massive efficiencies when it comes to managing organizations, deploying resources, and empowering teams, but it can also encode and scale the biases of its creators. In this program, senior leaders, technology innovators, and policymakers will learn experiential, engaging, research-informed approaches to undertaking responsible innovation in a challenging market with shifting regulations.
How do we design AI systems that augment and empower people? This program connects human-computer interaction (HCI) — the multidisciplinary field that focuses on designing interactions between humans and technology — to the transformative effects of AI so that leaders can better serve their customers and drive their companies forward.
As the workplace becomes more distributed and digital, and as firm performance becomes more centered on technology innovation, AI and related technologies have become powerful tools for growth and innovation. But this also presents novel challenges and opportunities for team dynamics and firm strategy as well as social benefits and harms. Many organizations struggle to effortlessly synthesize the technical, cultural, and leadership aspects of their workflows in a way that feels both optimized and principled. This program provides a highly engaged approach to understanding how to lead teams through responsible innovation in emerging technology-driven industries.
AI is reshaping industry, government, and society. This program from Stanford HAI and Stanford Graduate School of Business will demystify these technologies and provide strategies and frameworks to help organizations innovate and take the lead. Executives will get an overview of AI technologies, discover how companies are currently using AI, practice design thinking to imagine how AI can be applied to the workplace, and weigh ethical and societal implications.