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AI, Business and the Future of Work

This four-week course from Lund University will help you understand and use AI so that you can transform your organisation to be more efficient, more sustainable and thus innovative.

As the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD, 2016) reports 14% of jobs is expected to be automated whilst another 32% is predicted to see significant change due to automation, we are all witnessing how AI is impacting the way we work and organize business today.

With vast challenges and opportunities ahead, shaping the future of work and organisations will most likely depend on the way we choose to act today and in the coming years. But where should we start looking? Take a peek at this course to delve deeper into exciting and vital knowledge on this topic! 

At the end of the course you will have learned:

  • How AI can give you better information upon which to make better decisions
  • How AI can help you automate processes and become more efficient
  • How AI will impact your industry so that you can avoid the pitfalls and seize the benefits

Syllabus and Format

The course consists of four different modules regarding AI. Each module includes a number of lectures and readings, and finishes with an assessment – a quiz. The assessments are intended to encourage learning and ensure that you understand the material of the course.


  1. Introduction to AI in work and business
  2. What AI can do
  3. Risks with AI
  4. AI and the future of work

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12 industry professionals, AI experts and thought leaders from different industries have been interviewed and will complement the short lectures to give you a broad overview of perspectives on the topics. You will meet:

Kerstin Enflo
Professor in Economic History
Lund University

Dr. Irene Ek 
Digital Institute

Samuel Engblom
Policy Director
The Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees

Pelle Kimvall
Lead Solution Ideator

Joakim Wernberg 
Research Director, Digitalisation and Tech Policy
Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum

Marcus Henriksson
Empathic Leader of AI & Automation and Digital Business Development 

Johan Grundström Eriksson 
Board Advisor, Innovation Management & Corporate Governance 
Founder & Chairman, aiRikr Innovation AB

Ulrik Franke
Senior Researcher
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Björn Lorentzon
Nordic Growth Lead

Anna Felländer
AI Sustainability Center

Prof. Fredrik Heintz 
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Linköping University

Jakob Svensson
Professor in Media and Communication Studies
Malmö University