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Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Learn how AI can help you build a future ready career in computer science, with topics including predictive models and chatbots.

Artificial Intelligence
  • Duration

    3 weeks
  • Weekly study

    6 hours
  • Included in an ExpertTrack

    Course 2 of 5
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Gain an understanding of generative AI

What are the future ready skills you need to take your first steps towards your artificial intelligence career?

With a mix of engaging lectures and hands-on activities, this self-paced course will provide you with an overview of AI, how it will define the next generation of software solutions and how it can be applied to real-world platforms.

You’ll discover how AI can be used to build smart apps that help organisations become more efficient and that enrich people’s lives. You’ll learn how machine learning can be used to extract meaning from natural language, and build predictive models for AI.

You’ll also learn about the influence of generative AI and chatbots like ChatGPT. You’ll gain the skills you need to create your own chatbots enabling conversational communication between humans and AI systems.

Understanding computer algorithms: how does machine learning work?

Machine learning is an application of AI that gives computer systems the ability to learn and improve automatically from experience without being programmed explicitly.

You’ll explore all aspects of machine learning computer algorithms as the foundation of AI. You’ll also learn how AI applies machine learning, along with deep learning and other techniques, to solving real-world problems.

Learn how conversation-as-a-platform is creating AI chatbots of the future

How does artificial intelligence work to build better conversational user interfaces (CUIs), and how is conversation-as-a-platform (CaaP) providing new ways to interact directly with companies, important data and key services?

The course will teach you how a new generation of chatbots are providing richer, more personalised – and more human-like – experiences.

What topics will you cover?

  • Machine Learning: The Foundation of AI
  • Machine Learning: Azure Machine Learning Studio
  • Text and Speech: Understanding Language AI
  • Computer Vision: Seeing the World Through AI
  • Bots: Conversation as a Platform
  • Next Steps and Real-world Applications.

Prove you're job ready

Highlight the new, job-relevant skills you’ve gained and supplement existing qualifications with a hard-earned, industry-specific digital certificate – plus one for every course within your ExpertTrack.

  • Learn the latest in your chosen industry or subject.
  • Complete each course and pass assessments.
  • Receive certificates validated by the educating organisation.
  • Impress employers with learning outcomes you can add to your CV.
  • Make your career dreams a reality.

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Who is this accredited by?


This course is accredited by Microsoft

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explored, prepared and cleaned data
  • Applied supervised machine learning techniques
  • Applied unsupervised machine learning techniques
  • Modeled performance improvement

Who is the course for?

This course is ideal for, but not limited to, individuals with a basic knowledge of programming (Python would be an advantage, but is not essential) and those who have studied maths and statistics at a high-school level.

Those with a willingness to learn through exploration and perseverance should also consider applying.

Who developed the course?

CloudSwyft Global Systems, Inc.

CloudSwyft has partnered with the top global technology companies to deliver cutting edge digital skills learning across the modern workplace.

About this ExpertTrack

Develop AI Engineering skills using Microsoft Azure, on the path to role-based certifications.

Start learning today - free 2-day trial

After your free trial you can:

  • Pay $39 per month to keep learning online
  • Have complete control over your subscription; you can cancel any time
  • Work at your own pace and set your own deadlines at every stage
  • Only pay while you’re learning; the subscription will cancel automatically when you finish
  • Complete online assessments to test your knowledge and prove your skills
  • Earn digital course certificates and a final award that you can share online, with potential employers, and your professional network
  • Keep access to the content of courses you complete even after your subscription ends

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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