KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Open for the Climate
This course is taught in Swedish.
This course is an extension to the course Introduction to materials in a circular society. The course gives you basic insights into the circular economy and the recycling of metals. You will also gain an understanding of the recycling of the most common metals and their role in a sustainable society in a circular economy. During the course we will review:
The basics of the properties of the most common metals and their different uses
The basics of the production of the most common metallic materials
Recycling of metals and their environmental footprint
The basics of the circular economy
The course is completely free of charge, taught online with no scheduled sessions, and can be followed at your own pace. You can take the course without subject-specific prior knowledge.
The course consists of five parts:
Introduction to metals
Properties of metals
Classification of major metals
Preparation of the most common metals
Recycling and environmental perspectives
You will be examined continuously by answering questions related to each part. The examination is based on questions that are automatically corrected. To pass, you must answer all questions correctly. There is no limit to the number of times you can answer the questions.
After passing the course you will have learned to:
Explain the characteristics of metallic materials and describe the properties, uses and production processes of the most common metallic materials.
Reason insightfully about the strengths and weaknesses of different metallic materials from both a user and sustainability perspective.
Explain the process for recycling different metals in a circular economy with low environmental impact.
Explain what a circular economy is and explain key circular economy concepts.
In this course you will learn state-of-the-art statistical modelling for the purpose of analysing industrial data. The course also presents the basics of relational databases and data manipulation techniques needed to prepare the data for analysis.
Answer Set Programming (ASP) is a declarative programming paradigm designed within the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and used to solve complex search-problems. The declarative nature of ASP allows one to encode a problem by means of logic. In this way, unlike in imperative programming approaches, there is no need to design an algorithm as a solution for the given problem. In this sense, ASP is comparable with SAT-based encoding or constraint satisfaction problems. However, due to its stable-model semantics, ASP provides a richer representation language useful to handle uncertain situations more effectively for real world scenarios. The advantages of declarative programming together with non-monotonic nature of ASP in handling uncertainties have recently made ASP more attractive both for academia and industry. This course focuses on formalizing and solving various search problems in planning, scheduling and system configuration in ASP.
ROS (Robot Operating System) is a common set of tools used in academia to do research within autonomous systems. It shortly provides a middleware for handling communication, as well as interfacing sensors and actuators, visualization, simulation and datalogging and infrastructure where it is easy to share your own methods and algorithms. The latter has allowed a large set of different of state-of-the-art research approaches to be readily available for downloading. Due to its popularity it is also getting more widespread in the industrial community, especially in R&D. This course will give you hands-on experience how to utilize these tools and apply them to a problem of your choice.
The promise of intelligent robot systems is that they can accomplish more tasks, more efficiently than a single-purpose industrial robotic solution. Intelligent robots act competently because they can plan, sequence and enact the actions that are appropriate in the context in which they find themselves. In order to achieve this capability, intelligent robots use Artificial Intelligence (AI) Search Methods. These are general-purpose algorithms for solving combinatorial problems, in other words, they constitute a robot's "reasoning engine". This course introduces students to the most important types of AI search methods. These are then instantiated in three industrially-relevant application contexts, namely, resource scheduling, motion planning, and multi-robot coordination.
As AI systems become more common and expand their abilities, the decisions they made have a crucial impact on society as a whole. Whether they are designed to recommend content or product online, to assist judges or physicians in their decision-making, or to decide how to distribute mortgages or video surveillance cameras, these systems can have a crucial and lasting impact on all of us. For this reason, it is of paramount importance that those in charge of designing such systems work toward ethical and responsible systems.
This course covers the theoretical and practical aspects of normative ethics and how they apply to AI systems, discuss how AI systems can become biased, as well as how to prevent and correct possible bias.
Through concrete examples, case studies, and project, this course aims at raising awareness on the problem of ethical AI as well as giving the students practical experience on how to ensure ethical and responsible development of AI systems in their everyday work.
This course is given on-line with three mandatory Zoom-meetings.
This course is directed towards working professionals.
The course is part of the programme MAISTR (hh.se/maistr) where participants can take the entire programme or individual courses. The course is for professionals and is held online in English. Application is open as long as there is a possibility of admission. The courses qualify for credits and are free of charge for participants who are citizens of any EU or EEA country, or Switzerland, or are permanent residents in Sweden. More information can be found at antagning.se.
About the course Smart Healthcare with Applications, 4 credits
Who is this course for?The course suits you with any Bachelor’s degree (equivalent of 180 Swedish credit points / ECTS credits at an accredited university) who have an interest in applying Artificial Intelligence (specifically Machine Learning) to healthcare. Leadership/management experience in health-related organization/industry OR a Bachelor degree in computer science is advantageous.
What will you learn from this course?Healthcare as a sector together with other health-related sources of data (municipalities, home sensors, etc.), is now in a place and can take advantage of what data science, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML) have to offer. Information-driven care has the potential to build smart solutions based on the collected health data in order to achieve a holistic fact-based picture of healthcare, from an individual to system perspective. This course aims to provide a general introduction to information-driven care, challenges, applications, and opportunities. Students will get introduced to artificial intelligence and machine learning in specific, as well as some use cases of information-driven care, and gain practice on how a real-world evidence project within information-driven care is investigated.
What is the format for this course?Instruction type: The lectures, announcements, and assignments of this course will be fully online via a learning management system and presented in English. Each lecture is delivered through a video conference tool with a set of presentation slides displayed online during each class session. Online practical labs (pre-written Python notebooks) are also provided in the lectures.