Teaching AI and Strategy
After three months it was finally time to say goodbye to my first cohort of students who bravely took the first (beta) edition of my new course "Strategy In The Age Of AI". I wanted to teach this course for a long time as it combined my passion for strategy and organizations with my interest in algorithms, reinforcement learning, and adaptation.
We started with the big picture, Industry 4.0, AI's regulatory environment and non-market strategies, Blue Ocean Strategy for the AI era, the future of organizations and work, and bias and fairness. To complete the whole course, we finished with how to improve Human Intelligence (HI) a critical component to make a lot of AI work properly. As Pablo Picasso said, "Computers are useless. They can only give you answers." and so it takes a human with a deep understanding of strategy and value creation to ask the right questions.
While the course does not require technical skills, I sprinkled the sessions with "Nerd Corner" segments, where we dived into the learning algorithms themselves, like decision trees, SVMs, random forests, and neural networks - all in order to build a better intuition and understanding of the power and limitations of AI.
I also wanted to thank the special guests Jacques Bughin , Valentin Denuziere , Grégoire Colombet , and Benoit Bergeret (Ben) who shared their experience and wisdom with the students. Now it is time to implement the feedback and prepare for the final course release. In the meantime, if you are interested, below is the syllabus for the beta version.