Introduction to AI/Machine Learning Concepts & Terminology

Begin your learning journey about AI and machine learning by understanding their foundational concepts and terminology.

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About This AI Online Course

The ability of the U.S. Department of Defense to become an artificial intelligence-ready enterprise is dependent on its military and civilian workforce having the right knowledge and skills to leverage these technology solutions.

To work within AI and machine learning operating environments, you need to have good, foundational understanding of their concepts and terminology. This knowledge prepares you to work with AI applications, interpret their outputs and provide recommendations on potential new solutions.

This interactive, online course introduces the fundamental concepts and key terms of AI and machine learning.

Importantly, you will learn about the key concepts that support DoD AI-related strategies. By understanding these components, the ability of the DoD to scale AI technology solutions across the enterprise will improve dramatically.

What You Will Learn

  • Define AI and machine learning
  • Understand the three types of AI
  • Identify the different types of machine learning
  • Describe how AI works
  • Explain the role of training data in machine learning

This course is aligned with DoD strategies.

Who Should Take This Online Course

This online course is perfect for any DoD or U.S. Intelligence Community agency or government contractor company professionals interested in gaining foundational knowledge about AI and machine learning.



After completing this course, it is highly recommended to take the other courses that are part of this learning path—Data Visualization (AIDATA107)Basic Data Management (AIDATA108)Responsible AI in the DoD (AIETHICS101) and Cyber Risks and Vulnerabilities (AICYBER101)—to continue to advance your knowledge.

Course Certificate

To achieve a course certificate of completion, you must score 80 percent or higher on graded lesson quizzes and a final exam.

Course Format

Self-paced, online training course

Course Pricing

Individual courses are $89 (per person).

Seat licenses to access the entire FedLearn AI and data science catalog are also available. Click here to learn more and purchase

If you are interested in learning about special team rates for Federal government and government contractor organizations, email [email protected].

Continuing Education Unit Credits

This course provides 2 CEUs.