The Artificial Intelligence module introduces the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) – the intelligence demonstrated by a machine when it perceives its environment and takes actions that maximise the likelihood of achieving specific goals.
By deploying the right AI technology, businesses and organisations can save time and money and can innovate by automating routine processes and tasks, increasing productivity and operational efficiencies and making faster business decisions based on outputs from cognitive technologies.
This module is suitable for a wide range of candidates; for example, non-technical professionals who wish to build and demonstrate an understanding of Artificial Intelligence, facilitating engagement with their technical colleagues or their suppliers, or students who wish to add general technical knowledge to sector-specific or general studies.
The Artificial Intelligence module consists of elearning followed by a brief certification test. Together, these components deliver a short, focused professional development solution. On completion, candidates will be able to:
define Artificial Intelligence and recognise the stages and development milestones
understand how AI works, including the key principles underpinning AI
define the terms machine learning, neural network and deep learning and the characteristics of each
identify the need for AI and recognise examples of how AI supports data mining, natural language processing and decision making
recognise the limits, ethical guidelines, social and economic impact, as well as the potential and implications of AI
Leaving Certificate or equivalent, fluency in the English language and intermediate computer literacy level are required.
You will be required to complete and pass a basic IT Literacy entry quiz at the start of the course, if you do not pass the quiz you will not be able to continue with the programme.
All students should have access to a PC or laptop running a supported version of Windows (e.g Windows 10). Apple/Android devices are not supported and cannot be used for this course.
A broadband connection is essential to stream video content.
You require a web browser to view content and access web platforms. You will receive an Office 365 licence to use for the duration of the course.
ICDL Profile Certificate in Artificial Intelligence
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