Helsinki University and tech strategy firm Reaktor say they want to make Finland the world’s most educated country in the field of artificial intelligence.

The academic and business partners say they want Finland to become forerunners in AI, and have developed an online course covering the quickly-growing technology open to anyone, free of charge.

“The Elements of Artificial Intelligence” online course is entirely in English and offered to people who are interested in learning more about AI.

Helsinki University hopes that one percent of the Finnish population – some 54,000 people – will take the online course this year. So far 24,000 have signed up.