Artificial Intelligence (AI) Unveiled: AI Business Primer

This seminar is intended for those with a basic understanding of AI or newcomers looking to quickly grasp the essentials and explore the practical applications of AI in a condensed, engaging format. The goal is to inspire participants to start thinking about how AI can be applied in their respective fields, equipped with the knowledge to navigate both the opportunities and ethical considerations AI presents.

The outlined 4-hour seminar aims to demystify artificial intelligence (AI) and encourage its practical application and ethical use in the workplace.

The seminar is structured into three main sessions, each focusing on different aspects of AI, from foundational concepts to real-world impacts, culminating in discussions on potential implementation and ethical considerations.


  1. Simplify AI: Clarify AI and machine learning, dispelling myths and explaining their real abilities and boundaries.
  2. Show AI at Work: Present AI's influential role in various sectors with real examples to ignite imagination about its potential.
  3. Foster AI Innovation: Engage in activities to inspire practical AI applications and assess their workplace relevance and practicability.
  4. Emphasize AI Ethics: Discuss the moral aspects of AI usage, promoting responsible and ethically aligned AI integration.
  5. Provide AI Resources: Offer tools for continued AI learning and practical experimentation in professional settings.

Who should attend?
This seminar is designed for professionals across various sectors who are interested in understanding and leveraging AI in their work but may lack technical expertise in the field.
  • Business Leaders and Managers: Individuals seeking to understand AI's potential impact on their operations and looking for opportunities to integrate AI solutions into their business processes.
  • HR Professionals: Those interested in exploring AI applications for talent acquisition and management, such as resume screening and employee engagement.
  • Marketing Professionals: Individuals looking to leverage AI for personalized content creation, customer segmentation, and predictive analytics

Class includes:

  • Learning material (Digital handouts)
  • Parking Fees
  • Refreshments
  • Class Certificate of Attendance

Bring your Laptop

Instructor:  Mark Gill, Software Engineer MS.; SCSU VizLab - College of Science and Engineering St. Cloud State University

Our seminar is led by an experienced professional with 15 years in the private sector, including pivotal projects with the US Army, NASA, and Meta Reality Labs. Currently heading the cutting-edge VizLab, Mark Gill specializes in emergent technologies such as VR, LIDAR, and AI, with a keen focus on AI applications over the last two years. His extensive work in applying AI across various sectors provides a rich foundation for those eager to explore its potential in data analysis and business applications. This seminar offers direct access to his expertise in leveraging AI for innovative solutions in complex scenarios.


Register Online

May 14, 2024

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Registration Fees:

  • $150 by April 10, 2024
  • $160 after April 10, 2024

Registration Deadline:  May 1, 2024

St. Cloud State University
Welcome Center
355 5th Ave S
St. Cloud, MN  56301

Questions:  Elizabeth Valencia-Borgert, 320-308-0955