As for the Elements of AI Learning for Business course, Ville observes a very different demographic interest in training. Contrary to the norm, over 40% of MinnaLearn students are women, which underlines the universal appeal of their programmes. And that is exactly what motivates him: Breaking down barriers, making AI education accessible to everyone, everywhere and changing the way we learn.
According to Ville, AI is not just a distant future, but is already shaping our present, which is why people need to educate themselves regularly. He remembers the time when universities started using MOOCs and that it was not easy to adapt. Ville believes in a blended learning approach, combining online and physical experiences, as social interaction creates a supportive peer environment that boosts motivation and facilitates effective learning through discussions and exchanges between people.
His key insight is that continuous learning while working is essential. Rather than taking longer breaks, individuals and organisations should integrate learning seamlessly into the working environment. He strives to make this a reality by providing accessible training that puts people at the centre.
When asked why he wanted to participate in the EIT Deep Tech Talent Initiative, he replied: