Artificial Intelligence (AI) Unlocked

AI Unlocked Academy


Artificial Intelligence (AI) Unlocked is a three-day executive academy consisting of lectures, panel discussions, and guest presentations from the industry’s foremost educators and leaders. The program is presented by Berkeley Law Executive Education and the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology.

Join us and earn a certificate in AI from UC Berkeley!


(Applications closed on October 26, 2018)

From self driving cars to virtual personal assistants, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is here and changing the way we live and work. AI Unlocked is designed to train business leaders and attorneys in AI technology and its many business applications. Participants will walk away with a foundational understanding of AI and its near and long term applications, explore the myths and realities surrounding the technology, and delve into the legal, social and policy implications of AI.

Instructors include industry leaders and faculty from across the University of California, Berkeley.


(Applications closes on October 26, 2018)

Program Details


Friday, November 2, 2018 through Sunday, November 4, 2018 on the UC Berkeley campus.

Who should apply

Business leaders, entrepreneurs, and attorneys who want to understand industry applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI), learn how to evaluate AI opportunities and leverage AI to build competitive advantage, and make sense of the societal, ethical and legal implications of artificial intelligence. No prior experience with, or knowledge of, AI is required!

Participants who complete the program will earn a certificate in AI from UC Berkeley.

This course has been approved for 17.5 hours of MCLE credit.


• Special inaugural academy pricing: $4,000 per person (Standard rate: $6,000 per person)
• UC Berkeley alumni rate: $3,000

These program fees cover all tuition, course materials, and meals during the event. Travel and accommodation are not included.


We accept qualified candidates on a rolling basis and space is limited, so we encourage you to apply early.

What to Expect

The following schedule is subject to change.

Day 1: Intro to AI

The first day introduces the subject of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and explores the topic from a number of perspectives.

Modules include:

  • Basics of AI and machine learning
  • Debate on the Potential of AI
  • Limits of AI
  • Implementing AI


The second day explores the vast and growing AI ecosystem, the technology’s disruptive capabilities, how to evaluate AI opportunities and how to leverage AI to build competitive advantage.

Modules include:

  • Mathematics behind AI
  • Successful AI strategies
  • AI Disruptors
  • AI Strategic Framework


The final day focuses on AI as it relates to societal, ethical and legal issues.

Modules include:

  • Future Social Implications of AI
  • Policy and Ethics of AI and Data
  • Freedom and Security in a World with AI
  • Taming the AI Beast (How can we control AI?)


(Applications closed on October 26, 2018)