Introduction to Generative AI


This course offered by Google Cloud is an introductory level microlearning course designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of Generative AI, its applications, and its distinctions from traditional machine learning methods. This course also covers Google Tools that aid in the development of Gen AI apps. It is an ideal starting point for individuals interested in delving into the world of Generative AI.

Subjects Covered:

  • Definition and concept of Generative AI
  • Functioning and workings of Generative AI
  • Various types of Generative AI models
  • Real-world applications of Generative AI

Course Features:

  • Microlearning format: The course is designed to be delivered in a concise and focused manner, allowing learners to grasp key concepts efficiently.
  • Google Tools Integration: Learners will gain practical knowledge in using Google Tools to develop their own Generative AI applications.
  • Flexible Deadlines: Learners can adjust course deadlines according to their schedules, making it suitable for individuals with busy routines.
  • Shareable Certificate: Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a shareable certificate to showcase their achievement.
  • Hands-On Learning: The course includes Coursera Labs with hands-on learning projects to provide practical experience in Generative AI.

Key Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define Generative AI and comprehend its significance in the field of artificial intelligence.
  • Explain the inner workings and mechanisms of Generative AI.
  • Identify different model types employed in Generative AI applications.
  • Understand and discuss real-world applications of Generative AI.

Target Audience:

This course is designed for individuals who want to gain foundational knowledge in Generative AI. It is suitable for:

  • Aspiring AI enthusiasts and learners looking to understand Generative AI concepts.
  • Professionals seeking to explore the applications and potential of Generative AI in their respective industries.
  • Developers interested in using Google Tools to create Generative AI applications.


Upon successful completion of the course, learners will receive a Coursera certificate, a recognized credential that can be shared on LinkedIn, resumes, CVs, and other professional documents.