Online AI Bootcamps Are Booming: Kiplinger Economic Forecasts

Online courses that break down how to use AI technologies like ChatGPT are seeing a surge in demand.

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The use of artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming more common across industries. From Chat GPT to improved automation, employers and employees are learning how to work with the new technology. To help you understand what is going on and what we expect to happen in the future, our highly-experienced Kiplinger Letter team will keep you abreast of the latest developments and forecasts (Get a free issue of The Kiplinger Letter or subscribe). You'll get all the latest news first by subscribing, but we will publish many (but not all) of the forecasts a few days afterward online. Here’s the latest...

Demand is surging for educational courses related to artificial intelligence. Global online learning platform edX, founded in 2012 by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, recently launched a 10-week boot camp starting in July, offered by 12 universities related to cutting-edge AI topics and skills. edX has five new courses on ChatGPT that focus on how to improve text prompts. Meanwhile, Coursera, another popular education platform, has dozens of AI courses. 

Look for online courses to be popular with businesses, who want managers and employees to quickly bone up on new AI tech. While ChatGPT and other tools don’t require any technical know-how, it takes some skill to produce useful results. Generative AI lets users enter text to generate useful, humanlike written responses.

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John Miley is a Senior Associate Editor at The Kiplinger Letter. He mainly covers technology, telecom and education, but will jump on other important business topics as needed. In his role, he provides timely forecasts about emerging technologies, business trends and government regulations. He also edits stories for the weekly publication and has written and edited e-mail newsletters.

He joined Kiplinger in August 2010 as a reporter for Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine, where he wrote stories, fact-checked articles and researched investing data. After two years at the magazine, he moved to the Letter, where he has been for the last decade. He holds a BA from Bates College and a master’s degree in magazine journalism from Northwestern University, where he specialized in business reporting. An avid runner and a former decathlete, he has written about fitness and competed in triathlons.