Acquire the valuable skills you need to build a career in AI application development. Discover Python programming, create AI-driven chatbots, and deploy AI-powered applications on the web.Earn your IBM Professional Certificate
07 April 2022
The power of artificial intelligence is helping businesses to save time and reduce costs. By automating routine tasks and processes, AI is increasing productivity and enabling faster decision making. With the huge benefits that AI brings, therefore, expertise in this field is now one of the most sought-after skill sets.
In this program, you will be introduced to machine learning, deep learning, and neural networks. You will learn to build smart apps using IBM Watson services. You will take your first steps in the exciting world of chatbots. You will create and deploy AI-powered chatbots using Watson Assistant. And you will gain practical skills in Python programming as you go. You will also work on multiple Watson AI services, including Discovery, Speech to Text, Assistant, and Text to Speech, to build AI applications.
In addition, you will be introduced to packaging and unit testing in Python. You will create functions and unit tests, run the unit tests, and package all the files in a standard Python package. You will build a language translator in Python using Watson APIs. Plus you will create web applications using Flask through a hands-on lab.
For students keen to pursue an exciting career in AI, the IBM Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) Professional Certificate is a superb opportunity to showcase your AI development skills.
This IBM Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) Professional Certificate Program comprises six purposely designed courses that take you on a carefully defined learning journey.
It is an instructor-led program which runs to a fixed schedule, with set start and finish dates. It is driven forward by your instructor and features live sessions that are aired at a set time. You will, however, have time to complete certain activities at your own pace outside of the live sessions, and you will be encouraged to stay connected with your learning community, mentors, and instructors through the program discussion space.
Courses also include videos, hands-on labs, exercises, and knowledge checks. The materials for each course are accessible from the start of the course and will remain available for the duration of your enrollment.
Enrollment in the program includes all six courses. You cannot enroll for the courses separately. Your PLU Certificate of Completion and IBM Professional Certification will be issued upon successful completion of the full program.
After completing this course, you will have:
This Professional Certificate is suitable for learners with both technical and non-technical backgrounds.
Your IBM Professional Certificate will be issued once you have completed
the full program.
Learn about AI, its applications, and use cases.
What is AI? Understanding its applications and use cases, and how it is transforming our lives.
Getting to grips with terms such as machine learning, deep learning, and neural networks.
What are the issues and ethical concerns surrounding AI?
Starting a career in AI; advice from the experts.
Begin your AI journey using IBM Watson.
How does Watson AI work? How does it help professionals and businesses?
Watson AI services; intelligent chatbots, virtual assistants, Watson Assistant, and Discovery.
Getting hands-on with Watson Discovery, NLB (network load balancing), Knowledge Studio, and Speech to Text.
Watson Studio, Machine Learning, Knowledge Catalogue, OpenScale, and Computer Vision.
Practical hands-on lab experience with Visual Recognition.
Watson AI in action: Use cases.
Develop skills to create chatbots using Watson Assistant without programming.
Developing AI-powered chatbots using Watson Assistant.
How chatbots are changing the world.
Developing chatbots and how to integrate them with any website.
Chatbot development methodology; intents, entities, dialog, deployment, context variables, slots, and digressions
Developing chatbots without coding.
Getting started with Python programming language.
What is Python? How is it used?
Application of Python in data science.
Defining variables in Python.
Using sets and conditional statements in Python.
Using functions in Python.
Working on files to read and write data in Python.
NumPy library in Python.
Hands-on experience using Python to develop applications and AI powered solutions.
Describe the purpose of unit testing and packaging.
Demonstrate how to unit test Python code.
Demonstrate how to create a Python package.
Gain competency in developing various AI applications leveraging Watson AI services.
Introduction to Watson services.
Creating Watson instances.
Discovery Collection; experiencing it first-hand.
Watson Discovery; insights from large volumes of unstructured data.
IBM cloud function; integrating Watson Assistant-powered chatbots with Watson Discovery.
Watson Speech services; giving chatbots a voice.
Earn your certificate
Once you have completed this program, you will earn your certificate.
IBM Professional Certificates enable learners to earn recognized credentials in a specific skill set. They are highly sought-after by employers around the world. Through these credentials, a learner can clearly demonstrate that they have a particular level of competence in certain role-related tasks and activities. Thus, when you earn an IBM Professional Certificate, prospective employers, managers, and coworkers can correctly assess your level of knowledge and expertise.
This IBM Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) Professional Certificate, sponsored by PLU, is the ideal route for individuals to take to commence a career in AI. It demonstrates that you have a good understanding of what AI is and how it is used. Plus, it also confirms that you have a recognized level of proficiency in the associated IBM technologies.
The IBM Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) Professional Certificate Program sponsored by PLU is an instructor-led program. This means it starts and finishes on set dates, with specific online sessions aired at pre-set times. Assignments are also due on set dates, and exams take place on set dates. You do, however, get to enjoy some self-paced work too, for you are able to complete certain activities in your own time.
It’s worth noting that although this program is virtual, the great news is that you are never alone. The discussion space provided for the program is actively managed and you will be encouraged to connect with your instructors and mentors to ask questions and swap thoughts. We have found this enables learners to pace themselves well so they complete all the live sessions and associated assignments on time.
To give you an idea of how much time you should allocate to your learning, the program lasts for 12 weeks, and we estimate the you need to dedicate approximately 2 hours a week to your studies.
Yes. This IBM Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) Professional Certificate Program is 100% online. You will not be required to attend any classes in person. To enable this, however, you do need to have appropriate access to the internet for the live sessions, plus the required technology to be able to use the program materials. The materials for the program are in the form of articles, videos, and knowledge checks.
This, of course, makes accessing the program very easy wherever you live in the world. However, it can seem lonely to some individuals. The good news is, though, that you will be actively encouraged to connect with others on the program through the discussion space. And you can enjoy assisted mentoring and access to your instructors outside the live sessions too.
This IBM Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) Professional Certificate Program has been specifically created to introduce the fundamentals of AI to anyone, regardless of where they are in their professional career. Previous experience in a technical background is not required, and you do not need to have any knowledge of programming to enroll. As you progress through the program, you will learn and develop the skills you need for later courses in the program. A great example occurs near the beginning, where you are introduced to Python as a programming language. The skills you learn in this early part of the program will then be used as you progress, and also when you finally illustrate your new found knowledge in a project at the end.
This program has been designed to run as an instructor-led program. This means live sessions with an instructor take place at set times, and these live sessions will run to a set timetable. This is done in order to introduce topics in a useful way to the learner, such that skills and concepts that will be required later in the program are introduced early on. Thus, the order of the courses that you will see set out in your dashboard is the order that you will need to follow.
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