Artificial Intelligence Foundations
In this course, you will learn the many technologies that prepare you for a career working with artificial intelligence (AI) systems.
Earn your certificate
Once you have completed this program, you will earn your certificate.
Yes. Artificial Intelligence Foundations is 100% online. You will not be required to attend any classes in person. With this in mind, therefore, please note you will need appropriate access to the internet and the required technology to be able to use the program materials. The materials are in the form of articles, videos, and knowledge checks.
This means you can access this program wherever you live in the world. And the great new is that you won’t be learning alone. You will be encouraged to connect with other learners and the program mentors through the program discussion space.
This program has been specifically designed for learners who have never worked in the field of artificial intelligence before; you do not need to have background experience at all. It therefore offers an excellent introduction to the subject. However, you will need basic math and statistical knowledge, some basic computers skills, and also some basic Python programming experience before you start the program. This will help you greatly as you progress.
Artificial Intelligence Foundations has been designed to run as self-paced program. This means you have complete flexibility on the order of the modules you work on. However, the program has been designed to introduce topics in a way that is of most use to the learner, because skills and concepts that are required in a later module in the program are introduced early on. Thus, the order of the modules that you will see set out in your dashboard is the order that we recommend you follow.
We would say yes. Python is a very useful language if you want to pursue a career in both AI and data science. This is because it is easy to learn and easy to use. Plus, many of the data analysis and visualization tasks required for data science are conducted using coding in Python. You will find, therefore, that many employers will advertise roles requiring coding skills in Python. So, if you’re near the start of your programming journey, then Python is a great language to learn.
The great news is that one of the courses in this program introduces this language well - AI Programming Fundamentals: Python. By the end of this part of the program, you will have learnt the basics of this critical language in AI, and will be able to apply what you have learned using Jupyter Notebook.