AI Fundamentals (Online Academy)

Navigating to Value: Develop an AI roadmap for your organisation in this essential online course for managers

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Course Overview

There is no doubt Artificial Intelligence (AI) will transform all industries. In the tech industry, it already has. But where do you begin to understand this new, disruptive technology? Predictive analytics, Machine Learning, Nature Language Processing, Big Data — these terms need to be demystified, and given concrete applications.

This six-week online course provides you with a core understanding of the adoption and integration of AI. You will gain insights into practical use cases and business applications of AI, and build the skills needed to define an AI opportunity, determine why it is valuable, source the relevant data, and evaluate success.

Online Course

Starts: 26 Nov 2018

PRICE: £699 + VAT


Why choose this course?

What to Expect

  • Latest Trends and Use Cases: This workshop will delve into the latest trends and use cases to show you current and future applications of AI;
  • Practical Impact: This workshop will give you practical tools to develop a clear strategy based on value creation through AI solutions;
  • The Full Lifecycle: From strategy to prototyping to implementation, you will be able to progress through the steps necessary to launch your AI project with success.

Is it for you?

  • Leaders & managers who want to gain clarity on the bigger picture of AI in business and how to lead their teams through AI integration;
  • Strategists who want to drive competitive advantage in their organisation;
  • Innovators seeking inspiration for change in their organisation, to drive market-leading experiences

Programme Modules

  • Module 1 - Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • Module 2 - Where is Value Created?
  • Module 3 - AI and Management Skills
  • Module 4 - Human Resources - The New Rules
  • Module 5 - AI and Society: Navigating the Pew Politics

Learning outcomes

Key course benefits

  • Explore: Learn to identify AI opportunities & gain clarity on how and why AI can benefit and be integrated into your organisation;
  • Strategise: Generate an effective AI road-map and get a competitive advantage. Gain the knowledge and confidence to present your strategy to the board;
  • Implement: Lead your team in implementing this new technology & learn to grow, hire and retain data science talent;
  • Innovate: Open your mind to the opportunities in AI and Machine Learning & learn how AI can be applied successfully to augment, automate.

Benefits of Online Academy

  • Convenience and flexibility - Learn whenever you want – from the comfort of your home or office
  • Enabled for mobile – make use of downtime with easy bite sized chunks of learning
  • Learn and apply right now – immediately implement what you learn during the course
  • Become part of a professional learning community - discuss any problems with students and the Course Instructor
  • Cost effective – save on travel expenses, reduce unproductive down time and no crowded airports
  • Grow as a team - with multiple licenses, your team can share common language and use content together

Programme Details

Module 1

Module 1 - Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

  • Definition and Overview
  • Demystification of the adjacent trends of AI, Big Data, & IoT
  • Why AI, and how should you start on a profitable path to implement the technology

Module 2

Module 2 - Where is Value Created?

  • To what extent has AI penetrated businesses
  • Is the value of AI accessible?
  • Managing expectations: what if you cannot implement AI now?
  • How to audit your current systems and data

Module 3

Module 3 - AI and Management Skills

  • Define, collect, train, and scale
  • How GAFAM create value from the analytics of their clients
  • Identifying and defining opportunities for the board
  • Pitching the business case to the C-level and rallying sponsors for support
  • Prototyping, measuring results, and adjusting
  • Deployment

Module 4

Module 4 - Human Resources - The New Rules

  • An evolution of project management structures
  • How AI can support the redefinition of business roles and processes
  • Strategies for hiring, grooming, and growing talent
  • Being part of the research community (with examples of best practice)
  • Retaining AI talent: incentive programmes, engagement and satisfaction

Module 5

Module 5 - AI and Society: Navigating the Pew Politics

  • AI ethics and what the community wants to do
  • Data governance, regulation and privacy – what you can realistically expect
  • AI, the future of work, and the impact on society
  • Practical concerns for the future – your need to know going forward

Course Director

Ed Day

Data Scientist & University Lecturer

Ed Day is an expert in AI and Machine Learning with over thirty years’ technical consulting experience. Since 2006, he has been a Senior Lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University, where he also managed Big Data computing projects combining Machine Learning, Hadoop and Spark technologies. He has worked in a range of industries across both the public and private sectors, from financial institutions including American Express, to the Arizona Department of Corrections.