AI for Absolute Beginners

What on earth is an LLM, anyway? A mini course covering all things AI for absolute beginners.

Online Mini Course


Absolute Beginners


Heather Murray


1 hour

About the course

New to AI? Have no fear. This course is intended for absolute beginners at the very start of their AI journeys. Join Heather Murray for a jargon-free breakdown, covering:

What AI is

We'll start with the basics, defining terms like 'artificial intelligence' and 'deep learning'. We'll discuss how it works, then explore specific types of AI: like Generative AI and LLMs.

The history of AI

Reckon AI is something new? Think again. We'll be stepping back in time as far back as the 1950s to cover AI's extensive history. Along the way, we'll look at key events past and present.

Myths and risks

Misinformation is rife in the AI world. We'll help you get prepared by covering myths (and realities). We'll also help you use AI safely, walking through risks and telling you how to mitigate them.

Who is this course for?

#1 Absolute beginners

No pre-existing knowledge of AI? No problem. This course is designed for complete beginners. It's free of jargon and is designed to teach you the basics.

#2 The AI curious

Want to see what AI can do? You're in the right place. This course covers its capabilities, including what it's done for my own life and career.

#3 The AI educated

Already know a little bit about AI? There's still something for you in this course, as we touch on AI risks and mitigations you can take to protect yourself.


Bitesize videos to help you learn at your own pace.

Visual resources

Practical infographics and cheat sheets.


Test how much you've learned with a quick, conclusive quiz.


Get a certificate on completion to show what you've learned.
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Heather Murray

Heather is an AI expert, Top 20 MarTech influencer, international speaker and Founder of AI for Non-Techies (AI training and learning hub). Regularly featured in Forbes magazine, Heather brings energy and enthusiasm to the world of AI, her jargon-free approach helping people overcome confusion or fear when it comes to where to start. Heather has formed powerful working partnerships with Salesforce, Nokia and Starling and drove $75m in client pipeline in 2023, all with the help of AI. Passionate about purposeful business, Heather and her team uses 20% of all profits to run hands-on work with isolated elderly people.