Leaders have a lot on their plates right now. Between a global pandemic, national disasters, and the Great Resignation, it’s hard to find the time and energy to focus on the future. But if there’s one thing we’ve learned from the past few years, it’s that the future comes whether we’re ready for it or not. And whether you realise it or not,  the future is being shaped by artificial intelligence (AI).

If you’re thinking, “Yes, I know AI is coming”, we’re here to tell you that AI is not coming, it’s here. In fact, it’s everywhere – the digital assistant on your smartphone, Google predicting your search, the ads you see online, the music streaming service you use, and of course, it’s used in healthcare, retail, manufacturing, contact centres and many other industries. It’s not just big tech companies using AI, it’s small and mid market businesses too.

Most leaders know AI is coming. In a 2019 PwC survey, 85 percent of CEOs said they believe AI will change the way they do business in the next five years. In their 2021 research, PwC found businesses are ramping up their AI investments. Fifty-two percent of survey respondents have accelerated their AI approach in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, and the results will be felt for years to come.

But few leaders know how to harness the power of AI. And that’s largely because for many people AI is uncharted territory. It’s hard to know where to start, let alone how to use AI to drive business value. But to stay ahead of the competition, organisations need to find a way to become AI-smart.

The good news is, you don’t need to be a data scientist or have a degree in computer science to understand AI. With the right guidance and awareness, anyone can become AI-smart. And that’s what our new challenge is all about.

Clevertar’s ‘Become AI-Smart challenge’ is a free global initiative to help leaders around the world become AI-smart. It’s a quick, easy-to-follow challenge that walks you through the basics of artificial intelligence in simple, bite-size chunks. It’s made for busy executives and professionals who want to make sure they and their organisations have an awareness of and are future-ready without having to initially spending  many hours deep diving and learning about AI.

The 10-day challenge takes less than three minutes a day to read. You can do it in your own time, at your own pace, and from anywhere in the world.

On day one of the challenge, we start with the basics: what is AI and how do you make the most of it? By day 10, you’ll start to understand tech trends in AI, the application of AI in the global response to COVID-19, the cryptocurrency market, and you’ll start to understand phrases like ‘language models’ and ‘deep learning’.

By the end of the challenge, you’ll have a better understanding of what AI is and will start to develop some ideas around how you could use it in your business. It’s fun, easy to follow, and you’ll be surprised at how much you learn in just 10 days.

On day 10 complete the quiz and pass to you can get digitally certified as AI-smart too and you will be able to add your certification to the licenses and certification section of your LinkedIn profile. 

Ready to go from AI novice to AI-smart? Join the 10-day challenge! It’s free and takes less than three minutes a day. Plus, you get certified at the end.