Are you wondering how AI might affect your job or your life?
Do you want to learn more about what AI really means — and how it’s created?
Do you want to understand how AI will develop and affect us in the coming years?

Our goal is to demystify AI

The Elements of AI is a series of free online courses created by MinnaLearn and the University of Helsinki. We want to encourage as broad a group of people as possible to learn what AI is, what can (and can’t) be done with AI, and how to start creating AI methods. The courses combine theory with practical exercises and can be completed at your own pace.

— For businesses, Artificial Intelligence means a completely new era of probing. Companies that are willing to learn by experimenting are the ones making the most progress; and most likely the ones gaining the upper hand.
Johan Himberg , Director of AI Business, Reaktor
— The idea has a simple, Nordic ring to it: Start by teaching 1 percent of the country's population, or about 55,000 people, the basic concepts at the root of artificial technology, and gradually build on the number over the next few years.
POLITICO , Finland’s grand AI experiment →
— AI is going to have as big an impact on our society as electricity.
Risto Siilasmaa , Chairman of board, Nokia
— For AI to be successful, not only do we have to develop it; we also must work on finding diverse ways of utilizing AI. And it’s not just up to the engineers, which is why it’s so great that the Elements of AI course is free for anyone to attend.
Elina Valtonen , Member of Parliament

Part 1

Introduction to AI

An Introduction to AI is a free online course for everyone interested in learning what AI is, what is possible (and not possible) with AI, and how it affects our lives – with no complicated math or programming required.

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Our story

In spring 2018, the company MinnaLearn and the University of Helsinki came together with the aim of helping people to be empowered, not threatened, by artificial intelligence. Largely encouraged by the European Commission, they built "Elements of AI" to reach at least 1% of the population and teach people from a wide range of backgrounds the basics of artificial intelligence.

End of 2019, the Luxembourg Government, via it’s” Innovative Initiatives” entity approached the Finnish institutions to become a partner in the mission to deploy Elements of AI for Luxembourg needs. The major objective of the government and the academic partners when supporting Elements of AI is to help demystifying AI and to provide the country with an offer that is corresponding to the skills needs of the industry and research.

1 million students

Over 1 million students have signed up for the Elements of AI course.

170 countries

The course has spread worldwide, with graduating students from over 170 countries.

40% women

About 40 % of course participants are women, more than double the average for computer science courses.


University of Luxembourg

Founded in 2003, the University of Luxembourg is the only public university of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Multilingual, international, and research-oriented, it is also a modern institution with a personal atmosphere.

University of Luxembourg Competence Centre

The University of Luxembourg Competence Centre (ULCC) develops training programmes that cover the market needs and organises events that support the main axes of development of the Luxembourg economy.

Innovative Initiatives

Launched by the Luxembourgish Government in 2014, Innovative Initiatives is a multidisciplinary, collaborative government initiative embedded within the Ministry of State’s Department of Media, Connectivity & Digital Policy. Innovative Initiatives catalyses innovation through digital technologies by supporting initiatives, kickstarting new ideas & sharing stories from the ecosystem, while promoting the necessary digital skills empowering people to navigate in a digital environment.

Ministère de l’Education nationale, de l’Enfance et de la Jeunesse

The following three partner institutions are departments of the Ministry of Education, Children and Youth actively participate in and support the project:


Department in charge of professional integration and continuing education of teachers, schools and socio-educational establishments in Luxembourg.


The Service National de la formation professionnelle (SFP) is the Ministry of Education, Children and Youth’s responsible department for Initial Vocational Education and Training (IVET), Continuing Vocational Education and Training (CVET) and the Validation of Prior Learning.


Launched in May 2022 by the Ministry of National Education, Children and Youth, the Digital Learning Hub was created to contribute to the government’s mission to reduce the digital skills gap in Luxembourg (and the Greater Region). In this context, the Digital Learning Hub has two objectives: to further expedite the digital transformation of the country by way of (continuing) education and to help fill the severe need for skilled IT-trained professionals on the job market. Currently, the Digital Learning Hub offers 238 training courses on various areas of IT and technology.

The Luxembourgish Community

For the Luxembourg Community, a dedicated Reddit space is available at:

Here, all the important information regarding webinars, support groups and any other event that might still be added to the programme will be communicated. Plus, you can use this channel if you have any question regarding the Luxembourg 2024 edition!

Join our exclusive webinars with the University of Luxembourg.

Each week, a tailor-made webinar facilitated by a team of specialists from the University of Luxembourg will help you stay motivated by providing useful extra information. Click here to discover the webinar programme and register:

Luxembourg Closing Conference

Discover the future of AI in Luxembourg through an immersive half-day conference centered around Artificial Intelligence (AI).