Close
Learning Methods
Classroom
A traditional classroom couples on-site learning with the added value of face-to-face interaction with instructors and peers. With courses and exams scheduled worldwide, you will be sure to find a class near you.
Interaction
Highly Interactive
On-going interaction with instructor throughout the entire classroom event
Interaction with peers/professionals via face-to-face
Components (May Include)
Onsite
On-site instructor-led delivery of course modules, discussions, exercises, case studies, and application opportunities
Supplemental learning elements such as: audio/video files, tools and templates, articles and/or white papers
E-course materials available two weeks prior to the course start date; printed course materials ship directly to the event location
Duration
One + Days
Varies by course ranging from one to multiple days
Technical Needs
Specific requirements are clearly noted on the course page
Virtual Classroom
Ideal for those who appreciate live education instruction, but looking to save on travel. A virtual classroom affords you many of the same learning benefits as traditional–all from the convenience of your office.
Interaction
Highly Interactive
On-going interaction with instructor throughout the entire virtual classroom event
Interaction with peers/professionals via online environment
Components (May Include)
Live online instructor-led delivery of course modules, discussions, exercises, case studies, and application opportunities
Supplemental learning elements such as: audio/video files, tools and templates, articles and/or white papers
E-course materials available up to one week prior to the course start date. Recorded playback and supplemental materials available up to seven days after the live event.
Duration
Varies by course ranging from one to multiple sessions
Technical Needs
Adobe Flash Player
Acrobat Reader
Computer with sound capability and high-speed internet access
Phone line access
E-Learning
A self-paced, online learning experience that allows you to study any time of day. Course material is pre-recorded by an instructor and you have the flexibility to view content modules as desired.
Interaction
Independent Learning
Components (May Include)
Pre-Recorded
Pre-recorded course modules
Supplemental learning elements such as: audio/video files, online quizzes
E-course materials start on the day of purchase
Optional purchased print material ships within 7 business days
Duration
120 Days - Anytime
120-day access starts on the day of purchase
Direct access to all components
Technical Needs
Adobe Flash Player
Acrobat Reader
Computer with sound capability and high-speed internet access
Close
Contact Sponsor
E-Reward
Online
Paul Thompson
Phone: 1 44 01614322584
Contact by Email | Website
Close
Sorry, you can't add this item to the cart.
You have reached the maximum allowed quantity for purchase in your cart or the item isn't available anymore.
Product successfully added to your cart!
Price
View your cart
Continue shopping
Please note our website will be down this Friday, November 5 from 9pm ET – 11pm ET for routine maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.
WORKSPAN
FROM THE EDITOR |

The Wonderment of AI: Resistance Is Futile

Figure

Dan Cafaro
Editor-in-Chief of Workspan magazine. 

AI. There’s no escaping it. The acronym has become so prevalent that our magazine’s house style doesn’t even call for “artificial intelligence” to be spelled out anymore upon first reference. It’s as ubiquitous in the business world as PTO, ROI and SWOT.

But unlike other letters that roll off your tongue, AI carries a negative connotation that it can’t seem to shake. It triggers an apocalyptic “they’re coming for your job” mentality, compounded by a general lack of belief in its benevolence.

Trust in AI? Bah! Humbug!

Well, I’ve got news for you, Ebenezer. It’s time to get on board or find another planet to inhabit. Our two lead features this month, “An Energizing Force” and “On the Edge of a New Frontier,” imagine a workplace where AI’s impact only grows in significance. It dismisses the quaint idea of merely coexisting with the development of smart tech.

Unlike a noisy neighbor whom you tolerate because the rent is low, and you don’t want to cause a kerfuffle, AI is impossible to ignore. Instead of sugarplums, the visions that dance in our heads are UFOs, androids (malfunctioning or internally conflicted) and malevolent aliens (thanks, Hollywood).

Cinematic special effects and sci-fi visionaries aside, we’ve all borne witness to AI’s brilliance, along with its encroachment on our daily lives. Be it watching a demo on our desktop or in the flesh at a trade show, the wonderment of AI has now catapulted us into a new and bold direction, an unsettling paradigm shift. A truly uncharted dimension!

Most of us can remember our first screen encounters with AI. They almost seem primitive now. The sentient computer HAL 9000 in Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey. The ghost in the machine in the digitized form of a computer programmer (played by Jeff Bridges) who spirals into a cyber abyss in the film Tron. The nefarious robotic creations of Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot.

But these depictions, no matter how thrilling or foreboding, don’t speak to the practical application of AI in the workplace: the empowerment of AI-driven self-service tools capable of mentoring employees, informing them how to fill skill gaps to advance in their careers.

No matter how hard you resist it, AI has arrived. It will not slither away like an uninvited snake or blow over like a sudden microburst. It is a partner — not a guest — a force to harness and a surprisingly cost-effective tech solution to embrace.

As we all learned from the Borg on Star Trek, resistance is futile.

cafaro-dan-sig-201802