AI for All: The Best (Free) AI Courses for Non-Tech

Faced with the accelerated pace of technological progress, you may have wondered how to stay one step ahead. Fortunately, there are plenty of free courses that allow you to dive into the world of technology without the need for prior tech knowledge.

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In today’s digital age, artificial intelligence (AI) is reshaping our world in a fascinating way. From personalized social media recommendations to autonomous vehicles and medical diagnoses, AI has become the undisputed force that shapes our lives. 

And while it seems to be an expert domain, it’s never been easier to dive into the world of AI and create a solid foundation for understanding this exciting field.   

If you’ve ever wondered how AI works or want to gain a basic understanding of this technology, we have good news for you! 

In this article, we will explore several free AI courses that are designed to allow you to dive into this topic without the need for technical foreknowledge. 

Not only will you have the opportunity to learn how AI affects our daily lives, but you’ll also learn the basic concepts and principles behind this technology. And best of all, you can access all these resources completely free of charge, without the need for expensive courses or great foreknowledge. 

So get ready to discover the magical world of artificial intelligence, as these courses will walk you through the basics, and you’ll be ready for the next step in understanding the technological revolution shaping our future. 

Whether you’re a curious beginner or an experienced enthusiast, these free courses will help you dive into the fascinating world of artificial intelligence. 

AI for all 

The “AI for Everyone” course has 4 modules and is intended for everyone, not just engineers. If you want your organization to become better at using Artificial Intelligence, this is a course to be recommended to everyone, especially your non-technically oriented colleagues. 

In this course you will learn: 

  • Meaning of common terms related to artificial intelligence, including neural networks, machine learning, deep learning, and data science. 
  • What artificial intelligence can and can’t do. 
  • How to identify opportunities to apply artificial intelligence to problems in your organization. 
  • What it’s like to build machine learning and data science projects. 
  • How to work with an Artificial Intelligence team and develop a strategy for applying artificial intelligence in your enterprise. 
  • How to deal with ethical and social issues related to artificial intelligence. 

Although this course is mostly non-technical, engineers can also take it to learn the business aspects of Artificial Intelligence. 

Machine learning for all 

If you’ve ever been intrigued by the latest technological advances, you’ve probably heard of machine learning or artificial intelligence. Nowadays, there is more and more talk about facial recognition techniques, autonomous vehicles and computers that talk like real people, and you may have wondered what these technologies are really about. This course answers exactly that question. 

The “Machine Learning” course is the key to understanding this exciting area, without the need for deep mathematical and programming knowledge. This course is intended for everyone – whether you are technically oriented or not. By giving you the basic concepts of machine learning, even if you don’t have technical foreknowledge, this course allows you to understand the essential ideas behind artificial intelligence. 

The advanced mathematical and programming aspects of machine learning may seem daunting, but you’ll learn how to understand the basic idea of using data to train statistical algorithms. And best of all, the course puts you in action, allowing you to build your own machine learning project such as training computers to recognize images. 

Of course, this course is not just for future machine learning engineers. If you are a manager or some other non-tech role in a company considering using machine learning, this course provides you with a key understanding of technology. It’s also aimed at anyone who’s curious and follows AI news, as this is a good opportunity to delve deeper into the most current technology of today. 

Cybersecurity for all 

Internet security affects all of us, including the delivery of essential products and services. If you want to better understand how to deal with cybersecurity issues, then this course is the right choice for you and your colleagues whether you are experienced professionals or  non-tech-oriented associates. 

Your instructor, Dr. Charles Harry, has served on the front lines with the NSA (National Security Agency) and as an expert advises corporate and institutional leaders on cybersecurity risk management. It brings a rare and intriguing perspective so you can learn about cybersecurity from the beginning. 

“Cybersecurity for All” lays the foundation for understanding and exploring the key issues faced by policymakers in an attempt to manage the cybersecurity problem. 

This ranges from technical foundations to domestic and international policy considerations related to management, privacy and risk management, to applications to achieve the goals of a company, institution or nation. This course is designed for students with little or no background in information technology, whether they are beginners or active in the field of cybersecurity (engineers and IT specialists will learn the broader context and business aspects of cybersecurity). It provides basic principles for understanding current debates that shape the rapidly evolving landscape of security. 

Web3 and Blockchain foundations 

And while the world is flooded with stories about Web3 and blockchain technology, the essence behind this digital revolutionary moment is often lost sight of. If we dive deeper than all these hyperboles and even fear and insecurities, we will discover something profoundly significant. 

We are witnessing one of the greatest transformations in the history of mankind – the transition from analog securities to digital. Blockchain is the first inherently digital medium for value and lies at the core of the next-generation Internet, known as Web3. 

In this short course, you will learn what Web3 is and how it differs from Web1 and Web2. You’ll explore blockchain as a core technology for the Web3 era and learn about key concepts such as digital values (tokens), smart contracts, decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), and “trilemma” blockchain technologies. 

You will be able to describe seven principles for designing blockchain-based systems, as well as seven challenges that arise in implementing this technology. You’ll also be able to identify key issues to consider when deciding whether a blockchain is the right solution to a particular problem or use, and you’ll describe a few real examples of companies integrating blockchain into their business models. 

This course is not technically oriented (no coding requirement) and is intended for a wide audience. The video material for this course includes content with the specializations “Blockchain Revolution” and “Web3 and Blockchain in Global Commerce,” which has been remixed and re-edited for the purpose of this short course. 


These courses give you the chance to gain a basic understanding of the technological concepts that shape our world. Whether you are interested in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity or blockchain, these courses are tailored to both absolute beginners and those who want to expand their knowledge. 

Likewise, these courses are extremely flexible and tailored to your learning pace. You can follow them whenever it suits you, whether you’re a student, a professional, or simply a technology enthusiast. 

Take a step forward into the digital future and explore these free courses. Regardless of your background or goals, these resources make technology affordable and understandable for everyone.