Artificial Intelligence (AI) Unlocked

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!

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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.

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Program Details

When & Where

This three-day program will be held from September 13-15, 2019 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 is approved for 17.5 hours of MCLE credit.


Regular Program Rate: $6,000
Early Bird Rate (until June 30): $5,400
UC Berkeley Alumni Rate: $5,100

Tuition will cover program admission, course materials, and meals during the event. Travel and accommodation are not included. Government, nonprofit, and university employees may request a reduced rate.


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

For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Lily Yang at Please attempt to make your service request with as much advance notice as possible.

Featured Speakers (partial list)


Jim Dempsey

Executive Director
Berkeley Center for Law and Technology


Matthew Stepka

Managing Partner
Machina Ventures

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Wei Chen

VP and Associate General Counsel

Deirdre K. Mulligan

Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology
Professor, UC Berkeley School of Information

Brian Kuhn

Partner, Co-Founder and Global Leader of the Watson Legal Practice

Ken Goldberg

UC Berkeley


Marc Ettlinger

Computational Linguist

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?)


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