By Elizabeth Yuko

It’s time to enrol in AI summer school.

The use of generative artificial intelligence (AI) in the workplace nearly doubled between September 2023 and May 2024—when 75% of knowledge workers around the world indicated that they utilized it—according to a survey of 31,000 people in 31 countries conducted by LinkedIn and Microsoft. But they’re not without their doubts: 53% of those who have integrated AI into their workday said are concerned that using it on important work tasks could make them look replaceable.


At the same time, if you’ve ever encountered Google’s AI wildly inaccurate search results, you know that while AI might be the future, but it still has a long way to go. In the meantime, you might want to take advantage of some of the available courses on the basics of AI—especially those that are free. If you’re not sure where to start, LinkedIn Learning is now offering more than 50 free AI-upskilling courses from now through July 8.

How to take free AI courses through LinkedIn Learning

The LinkedIn Learning site can be a bit overwhelming if you don’t know what, exactly, you’re looking for, and where to find it. Plus, there are plenty of AI-related courses that haven’t been unlocked and require a subscription.

Basically, from now through July 8, these five learning pathways, featuring more than 50 AI-upskilling courses, have been unlocked and are free to access.

1. Building AI Literacy

2. Applying AI to Everyday Work

Courses are available in three areas:

3. Developing Your Skills with the OpenAI API

4. Advancing Your Skills in Deep Learning and Neural Networks

5. Developing Your AI Skills as a Cybersecurity Professional 

There are a total of 55 free courses—none of which require you to sign up for a free trial of the LinkedIn Learning subscription. Unless you want to subscribe, just ignore the blue box on the right side of the page that says “Start my free month,” then scroll down and click directly on the course you’d like to take. It should begin right away without you having to enrol in a trial.


Screenshot of "Develop Your AI Skills as a Cybersecurity Professional" learning pathway on LinkedIn Learning
Credit: LinkedIn Learning

You can learn more about these courses and other offerings in this blog post from LinkedIn Learning’s Head of Global Content Dan Brodnitz.

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By Elizabeth Yuko

Dr. Elizabeth Yuko is a bioethicist and adjunct professor of ethics at Fordham University. She has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, CNN & Playboy. Read Elizabeth’s full bio

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