AI Agent Design

4.8

(73 ratings)

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3 Weeks

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Cohort-based Course

Agents are transforming AI… and work itself. Start understanding and building with them now and get ahead. No coding required.

Previous clients include

BBB's Give.org
Walmart
Deloitte
Institute For The Future
International Rescue Committee

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7 people enrolled last week.

Course overview

Innovate and Automate with the Power of AI Agents

In the next 12 months, AI agents will start to completely transform the workforce. AI models won’t just write things for us — they will make decisions for us, perform entire projects in our browsers, and handle our communications.


Agents will shift everything we thought we knew about how AI works — again. We’ve been working with generative AI since 2019, and this is the biggest shift we’ve seen since the original GPT-3 was released in 2020.


This course will keep you relevant in this new world by developing evergreen practices working with and designing with agentic patterns, frameworks, and tools like ReAct loops, multi-agent systems, graph-based methods and beyond.


We will teach you principles to guide you in targeting most promising agentic applications and provide direct practice building actions into existing AI frameworks, based on our first-hand experience building early versions of these tools in production.


You will walk away understanding how the AI ecosystem will evolve, with applications to different industries and use cases. You'll also be able to demonstrate your competency through hands-on demos you will build with no-code tools.


Along with live class sessions, the course includes 1:1 coaching sessions and flexible office hours to ensure each student gets deeply personalized support in designing their agentic applications.

Who is this course for

01

Innovation and Strategy Leads who need think outside the box and push the boundaries of your organization's strategy.

02

Product Managers who need to lead and collaborate with technical teams on generative and agentic products and features.

03

Designers who need to understand what users will expect from generative and agentic products.

What you’ll get out of this course

Master design patterns for AI agents:

Make key decisions in designing your AI agent application based on emerging patterns like ReAct loops, multi-agent systems, graph-based methods, and more.

Forecast the AI agent landscape:

Gain a clear understanding of the current capabilities of AI agents and how they will evolve in your industry.

Build your own agents:

Create an on-rails agent pulling insights from your data and learn how to integrate function calling and outside workflows using state-of-the-art no-code methods.

Create a truly unique innovation portfolio:

You'll leave with a huge toolkit of new capabilities and targeted resources you can start using immediately, with proof that you can leverage them.

Access a treasure trove of resources:

Gain access to step-by-step instructions, async lectures, training guides and decision-making worksheets to continue growing your expertise long after the end of the course.


This course includes

Interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

25 in-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

3 projects to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

Maven Satisfaction Guarantee

This course is backed by Maven’s guarantee. You can receive a full refund within 14 days after the course ends, provided you meet the completion criteria in our refund policy.

Course syllabus

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  • Week 1

    Jul 9—Jul 14

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Modules

    • Week 1: The Landscape: The Present and Near Future of AI Agents

    • Async: Hands-on practice build a RAG bot in Promptly

  • Week 2

    Jul 15—Jul 21

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Modules

    • Week 2: The Agent Stack: Tool Use, Memory, Routing, and Beyond

    • Async: Hands-on practice implementing function calling and outside workflows

  • Week 3

    Jul 22—Jul 25

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Modules

    • Week 3: Design Patterns For AI Agent Applications

    • Async: Building a workflow with AI agents

  • Bonus

    Modules

    • Glossary

    • Hire us to bring your project idea to life!

4.8

(73 ratings)

What students are saying

What people are saying

        I wasn't sure if what I was going to learn in this course was going to be applicable for me. I don't work directly in AI or even tech at the moment. But it was awesome! I got a solid feel and chance to use the tools and models available now. Probably most importantly, I'm now able to follow along as the tools and models keep changing.
Craig dos Santos

Craig dos Santos

Investor, Entrepreneur, Counselor
        This was a great course to get introduced to the concepts around generative AI while also getting hands on experience with using models, APIs and different UIs and applications without any coding skills! Can highly recommend to literally anyone impacted by AI which honestly will be all of us! 
Susanne Forchheimer

Susanne Forchheimer

Research Director, Institute for the Future
        I've recommended this course to at least a dozen friends, and colleagues. I started this course with zero knowledge about generative AI, and left with light prototyping under my belt and a deep appreciation for what the future of generative AI holds. Invest 3 short weeks in this course and you'll leave seeing the future a lot more clearly.
Alice Shin Thomas

Alice Shin Thomas

Award-winning Creative Director
        Jeremy is a great instructor and has some of the most timely and in-depth information on this rapidly evolving AI landscape. I highly recommend this course for anyone looking to stay ahead of the curve. 
Tim Helfrey

Tim Helfrey

Co-founder, Strike Social
        This course provided a valuable wealth of knowledge in a rapidly changing industry. Jeremy and Lev were both very helpful and made a point to ensure that everyone got excellent value from the course. I would definitely take another course from this team again, thank you!
Paul Tacci

Paul Tacci

Entrepreneur with $2M+ in Annual Sales in 2022
        Informative, chill, non pretentious, and relevant.
Othman Almoamar

Othman Almoamar

Chair, Y20 Saudi Arabia
        Have you ever thought you can build a spaceship? Go to this course and you can build a space enterprise!
Brigitta Ivanyi-Bitter PhD

Brigitta Ivanyi-Bitter PhD

CEO Animatr AI Video Platform
        The Bootcamp was an amazing experience to learn and create with others. The curriculum covered a range of great topics and it was non-technical so I could start creating right away. I still talk about what I learned and I have the things we made in class on my phone to show others as well.
Barry Pousman

Barry Pousman

COO / Lead Producer at LightShed
        In just a few weekends, this bootcamp sharpened my innovation skills. The course leaders were very knowledgeable, and I also got a lot from collaborating with my fellow students. I suggested that my colleagues, and anyone leading innovation in their organization should take this course!
Ari Goldman

Ari Goldman

Director of Economic and Innovation Affairs for the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Miami
        The instructors, Jeremy and Lev, do an amazing job communicating complex concepts in accessible, easy-to-understand ways. They provide incredibly valuable frameworks for effectively identifying where the true opportunities for using emerging tech lie and understanding what can be ignored as hype.
Ben Hamamoto

Ben Hamamoto

Research Director at the Institute for the Future
        So timely to have a practical understanding of ever-emerging technologies"
Joseph Press

Joseph Press

Futures Architect
        Handshake's course on emergent technologies... was expertly taught by Jeremy Kirshbaum with help from Lev Gorelov and I recommend it to anyway who needs more hands-on time understanding the deeper level concepts behind today's tech.
Jaime Schwarz

Jaime Schwarz

Brand Therapist
        I signed up for the Bootcamp hoping to get a better handle on emerging tech, and what it means for my life and my work. I got all that as well as an AI written post for my blog, which was a blast to do.  I gained more confidence navigating the tech world and using tech in my personal and professional life.
Shari Garmise

Shari Garmise

Executive Director, Collective Urban and Regional Impact at Virginia Commonwealth University
        Fantastic experience! I learned a ton and also had a lot of fun. The format of the course is great. Very hands on and with plenty of opportunities for personalized feedback and help!
Chris Quintero

Chris Quintero

Founder, Sourcing Sprints
        I really felt the instructors were very available to each student, including for personalized help to make sure we each got out of it what we wanted, since the students were coming from a wide range of largely unrelated disciplines. I recommend that anyone who does not want to get broadsided by the AI revolution should take this course.
Ethan Miska

Ethan Miska

Creative Entrepreneur, Operations Manager, Musician

Meet your instructor

Jeremy Kirshbaum

Jeremy Kirshbaum

Founder of generative AI consultancy Handshake. Develops AI systems for corporates, governments, and non-profits (give.org) and research groups (iftf.org). Has worked with executive teams and boards at companies like Walmart, Kellogg Company, Deloitte, and many others to help them understand the future of generative AI and emerging technologies. He is writing a book about senior leadership and generative AI agents with Bob Johansen, on shelves Q2 2025 through Berrett Koehler Publishers. He loves poetry (the art form, because it is beautiful) and the Poetry the package manager (for Python, because it actually does dependency resolution).

Lev Gorelov

Lev Gorelov

Research Director at Handshake, consultant and generative AI educator working globally in Moldova, Nigeria, the US, and beyond to help organizations and individuals upskill in generative AI. No-code software ninja, master in Science of Social Work and academic studying the intersection of computational philosophy and social theory. 

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AI Agent Design

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$900 USD

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July 9—25, 2024

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Course schedule

3-5 hours per week
  • Tuesday

    9:00 A.M. - 10:30 A.M. PT

    Live lecture on Tuesday, prototyping sessions on Thursday.


  • Tuesday & Thursday

    10:30 A.M. - 11:30 P.M. PT

    Optional office hours where you can ask questions and receive personal guidance on developing your AI applications.

  • Weekly projects (async)

    3 hours per week

    Projects will be aimed at building functional prototypes. You will get to shape the project deliverable. Lecturers will be available by email, during office hours and via one-on-one sessions throughout the week for questions and support.

  • 1:1 Coaching

    Up to three sessions

    Schedule 1:1 coaching time with instructors for individualized help with your hands-on projects, privately thinking through a use-case, or whatever else you need.

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AI Agent Design

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$900 USD

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July 9—25, 2024

Payment Deadline

July 9, 2024
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$900 USD

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