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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need an account to complete the course?

Yes, you need to create an account with AI-42 to answer questions. There's no credit card required to create an account. Your data is stored securely in our datacenter facilities.

How much does the course cost?

We want to demystify Artificial Intelligence and decided to offer Chapters 1 to 6 completely free to the community. We believe that it is important to educate as many people possible about the greatest innovation wave we have ever seen. These chapters shed light on various aspects of AI, including definitions, neural networks, machine learning and societal implications. You will receive the certificate "Artificial Intelligence Introduction" for successful completion of Chapter 1-6 for free.

Our goal is to educate at least 1% of our population, let's make this happen together and tell your friends about it!

The additional Chapters 8 & 9 are premium chapters and have been created by our expert team and provide a deeper level of information. Chapter 8 provides insights into the ethical aspects of AI, Chapter 9 is dedicated on the topic "AI & Finance". It covers the AI company ecosystem, explains the different use cases of AI in the financial vertical and educates on how to identify AI investment opportunities. To complete these chapters, a fee of 1,900.00 is being charged. This includes the issuance of the Certificate "Artificial Intelligence Introduction, Ethics and Finance".

How can I delete my course account?

If you want to delete your account, please send an email to office (at) 42.cx from your email address you have been using during sign up to our course and state "account deletion request".

I want to share my AI-42 Online Certificate Program stories on social media. Which tags and handles should I use?

Please use the following tags: #AI42 #OnlineEducation #OnlineCertificateProgram.

Will the course be available in other languages?

The course is currently only available in English. Other languages are possible, please let us know what language you would like to see our Online Certificate Program in!

Who created the Elements of AI?

Chapters 1 to 6 have been created by AI-42' expert team and are based on selected parts of the popular Introduction to AI course at the University of Helsinki. Chapter 7 and 8 have been created by AI-42's expert advisory board with the focus on the need of people working in the finance world. Some of the textual content of Chapters 1 to 6 are licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0.

I received my certificate but it has the wrong name on it! What do I do?

Please contact office (at) 42.cx in case there is an error in your certificate.

I have passed the course, when do I get the certificate?

You will receive your certificate by mail to the address you have provided us once you have completed the course and passed our grading criteria. Please note that your free text answers are being reviewed manually, it takes time. Certificates will only be sent after all pending answers have been reviewed. You can see the status of your pending answers in the home section or in the main menu in your user details.


The grading criteria are as follows:
(i) minimum 90% of exercises completed; and (ii) minimum 50% of correctness
Please note that correctness is calculated as the average correctness over all the completed exercises (so each exercise has the same weight). The text answers are counted as 100% correct assuming they are confirmed valid.

Are there video lectures or other things tied to a place or time?

No, all the material is on the site and it consists of text and links to other sites. You can do the course from any place and at any time you want.

How is the course graded?

There is no grade, but the amount of exercises you complete is tracked. For getting the certificate, you need to complete at least 90% of the exercises and get 50% of the exercises right.

How long will the course take?

You can do the course at your own pace, but we recommend trying to finish in 8 weeks (in our experience, having a deadline makes it more likely students will finish the course).

We expect it will take approximately 5-10 hours to finish each part of the course. Some exercises require a lot of thinking, drawing on paper and going back to the theory part so they can take up to 45 minutes. You will also find lots of links in the course and looking at these as well will add to the time needed.

How can I make the most out of the course?



Be prepared to dig deep.

Completing the course will require some work. Expect to study and review all sections carefully to truly understand the content.


Get in a study group.

Your chances of completing the course are significantly better if you study with friends, colleagues or the AI-42 community. Also, we strongly encourage participating in online discussions and asking if there’s something you don’t understand – it benefits the community as a whole.


Complete the exercises to the best of your ability.

In order to get your certificate you need to get 50% of the exercises correct.


Become a student again.

Devoting a couple of slots in your calendar each week will help you stay on track with the exercises. Having a dedicated place for studying – work desk, dining table, whatever works for you – helps get you into study mode.


Give us feedback!

Our AI-42 Online Certificate Program is a living course. We will keep updating the material and generally making the course better based on feedback.

Is there any programming or math in the course?

No programming, but some math is required. It won’t be advanced math and the course is designed so that no pre-existing knowledge beyond basic math is expected. Even though all information needed to complete the exercises is available in the course, some exercises and parts might feel a bit tricky if you haven’t done any math recently. Some exercises also require you to draw with a pen and paper to find the answer to the question.



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