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The online certificate program "Artificial Intelligence Introduction, Ethics & Finance" is for anyone interested in learning more about Artificial Intelligence.

It will take you approximately 60 hours (6 weeks) to complete our free Block 1 and around 20 hours (2 weeks) to complete the premium Block 2. You will receive certificates after successfully completing each of the blocks.

Comprised of eight sections, chapters one to six (Block 1) shed light on various aspects of AI, including definitions, neural networks, machine learning and societal implications. Chapters seven and eight (Block 2) are dedicated to people working in finance. No programming, but some basic math is required. Some exercises also require you to draw with a pen and paper to find the answer to the question.

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Grading criteria to obtain our certificate:
(i) minimum 90% of exercises completed; and
(ii) minimum 50% of correct answers.

Block 1: "Artificial Intelligence Introduction" Certificate

Chapter 1 - What is AI?
Lesson Exercises
I. How should we define AI? 1
II. Related fields 2
III. Philosophy of AI 1
Chapter 2 - AI problem solving
Lesson Exercises
I. Search and problem solving 2
II. Solving problems with AI ---
III. Search and games 1
Chapter 3 - Real world AI
Lesson Exercises
I. Odds and probability 2
II. The Bayes rule 2
III. Naive Bayes classification 2
Chapter 4 - Machine Learning
Lesson Exercises
I. The types of machine learning ---
II. The nearest neighbour classifier 2
III. Regression 4
Chapter 5 - Neural Networks
Lesson Exercises
I. Neural network basics 1
II. How neural networks are built 2
III. Advanced neural network techniques ---
Chapter 6 - Implications
Lesson Exercises
I. About predicting the future 1
II. The societal implications of AI 1
III. Summary 1

Block 2: "Artificial Intelligence Introduction, Ethics & Finance" Certificate

Chapter 7 - Ethics of AI
Lesson Exercises
I. Robot rights 0/1
II. Threat to human dignity 0/1
III. Transparency, accountability, and open source 0/1
Chapter 8 - AI & Finance
Lesson Exercises
I. The AI company ecosystem 0/1
II. Trading AI & AI financial advisory services 0/1
III. Identifying AI investment opportunities 0/1

The completion of the entire course is estimated to take from 50 to 80 hours in total. 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.

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.

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