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Join this free online course to learn about the value of different types of artificial intelligence (AI), including generative AI, and explore how to leverage AI capabilities within your SAP products and solutions.

The course Generative AI at SAP has moved and is now available on the SAP Learning site. The openSAP platform will be discontinued at the end of July 2024.

Self-paced since June 5, 2024
Language: English
Subtitles (auto-generated): Deutsch, English, Français, Español

Course information

Course Summary

It’s hard to go from one week to the next without seeing news about artificial intelligence (AI), with sometimes exaggerated utopian benefits or dystopian risks. In business, though, AI provides extremely valuable and concrete benefits.

In this course we’d like to help you navigate through the confusion and exaggeration about AI to explain AI’s fundamental uses and business benefits. We’ll also explain why and how AI doesn’t always get it right, but despite that, how valuable it is when applied correctly within a trusted enterprise software environment.

Additionally, you’ll learn about different approaches to AI, from classic machine learning to generative AI. Furthermore, you’ll go through a few illustrative use cases within SAP products and solutions, covering the various types of AI that we’ve shown you.

Finally, we’ll introduce you to a few options for using SAP AI services to build and extend your own SAP applications. By the end of this nutshell course, you’ll be able to understand the types and value of different kinds of AI and engage more successfully with AI capabilities within your SAP products and solutions.

Here is what some participants are saying about the course:

  • “This course is designed in such a way that it can be completed by any professional with a very small commitment to course videos and quizzes. It is very informative, especially in learning how SAP architecture enhances GenAI consumption by mitigating grounding methods and using business data to obtain the most efficient response for SAP users.” Read the original post

  • “Very informative and well-organized course!!” Read the original post

  • “I like this initial intro into GenAI, and what it means in the context of SAP.”… “I liked the slicing of the course and unit length, and very much appreciate that this can be done as a matter of roughly 2h!” Read the original post

  • “Excellent Presentation with Clarity and Precision by Sean, Hadi and Jana - Thanks.” Read the original post

  • “Thank you for this great opportunity to learn more about the SAP AI Strategy and Features / Solutions in context of business. The level of explanation was great to get the idea of embedding AI services especially GenAI in to enterprise business applications to generate business relevant and accurate output through grounding techniques etc. I really enjoyed this free course and hope to you will release similar courses in the future. Thank you!” Read the original post

  • “This course is amazing with precise content and speed, I liked the way it was structured and presented by all the speakers :-)” Read the original post

Course Characteristics

  • Reopening from January 29 to June 5, 2024
  • Starting from: November 14, 2023, 09:00 UTC. (What does this mean?)
  • Effort: 2-3 hours in total
  • Course assignment: You can take the course assignment at any time whilst the course is open.
  • Course closure: December 20, 2023, 9:00 UTC
  • Course language: English
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Course Content

Unit 1: Approaches to artificial intelligence
Unit 2: Introduction to generative AI
Unit 3: Adapting generative AI to business context
Unit 4: Extending SAP applications with generative AI
Unit 5: Generative AI business use cases
Course assignment

Target Audience

  • Artificial intelligence (AI) stakeholders who develop, introduce, or use AI and generative AI models in their organization, both outside and inside of SAP
  • SAP customers, partners, and internal employees
  • Anyone interested in the topics of AI and generative AI

Course Requirements

Interest in artificial intelligence and generative AI

Further Learning

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About Further Content Expert

Matthias Sessler

image Matthias Sessler

Dr. Matthias Sessler has been leading AI Learning & Events at SAP since 2021. He has more than 20 years of experience in SAP technology and has held various positions in presales, software development, and product management.
Matthias also lectures on AI at Bitkom Akademie. He earned his PhD in physics at CERN in collaboration with the University of Heidelberg, where he already came into contact with neural networks for vision tasks.

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Course End
Jun 05, 2024
Course Start
Jan 29, 2024


This course was rated with 4.54 stars in average from 48999 votes.

Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a Record of Achievement by earning at least 50% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.
  • Gain a Confirmation of Participation by completing at least 50% of the course material.

Find out more in the certificate guidelines.

This course is offered by

Sean Kask

Sean Kask is the chief AI strategy officer in SAP Artificial Intelligence, a position he has held since 2020. He joined SAP in 2012 and previously led SAP’s EMEA Machine Learning Solution Management team. Sean holds a PhD in management and lectures on AI at several business schools.

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Hadi Hares

Hadi Hares has been working as lead product manager for the SAP BTP services SAP AI Core and SAP AI Launchpad since 2021. The latest addition to these services is the Generative AI Hub capability. He joined SAP in 2018 and drove several customer projects as a business process consultant and data scientist. Hadi holds a Master’s degree in Business and Economics, majoring in Data Science and Computational Economics.

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Jana Richter

Jana Richter is vice president of Artificial Intelligence Product Success at SAP, where she focuses on machine learning, AI, and generative AI in enterprise software.

Jana joined SAP in 2002 and has held various product management and product owner positions in SAPs Technology & Innovation area since 2005.

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