Artificial Intelligence (AI) Unlocked

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Unlocked is a three-day executive academy consisting of lectures, panel discussions, and interactive sessions led by 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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Applications closed on Friday, September 6, 2019. 

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.

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:

  • What can go wrong?
  • Intellectual property
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility
  • Privacy and data protection
  • Governance case study
  • Responsible use of AI

Program Details

When & Where

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.


Regular Program Rate: $6,000 / person
UC Berkeley Alumni Rate: $5,100 / person

Tuition will cover program admission, course materials, and breakfast, lunch and a welcome reception during the event. Travel and accommodation are not included. Government, nonprofit, and university employees may request a reduced rate. Please note that registration fees are subject to a 3% credit card processing fee.


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


This program is approved for up to 18 hours of general MCLE credit and 1 hour of legal ethics credit (19 hours total) in the State of California. The grant of MCLE credit is within the purview of State Bar Associations and we will provide a certificate of attendance and other materials to use in seeking continuing legal education credits for jurisdictions outside of California.


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.

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Applications closed on Friday, September 6, 2019. 

Featured Speakers (partial list)

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Wei Chen

VP and Associate General Counsel


Jim Dempsey

Executive Director
Berkeley Center for Law and Technology


Carlos Escapa

Global AI/ML Practice Leader
Amazon Web Services


Marc Ettlinger

Computational Linguist

Ken Goldberg

UC Berkeley
Industrial Engineering and Operations Research


Annette Hurst

Partner and Lead Director, Board of Directors

Brian Kuhn

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

Deirdre K. Mulligan

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


Nicole Ozer

Technology & Civil Liberties Director
ACLU of California


Laila Paszti

AI/ML Engineer


Karen Silverman

Latham & Watkins LLP


Matthew Stepka

Managing Partner
Machina Ventures


Lindsey Tonsager

Covington & Burling LLP

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