About this Specialization

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no longer science fiction. It is rapidly permeating all industries and having a profound impact on virtually every aspect of our existence. Whether you are an executive, a leader, an industry professional, a researcher, or a student - understanding AI, its impact and transformative potential for your organization and our society is of paramount importance. This specialization is designed for those with little or no background in AI, whether you have technology background or not, and does not require any programming skills. It is designed to give you a firm understanding of what is AI, its applications and use cases across various industries. You will become acquainted with terms like Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Neural Networks. Furthermore, it will familiarize you with IBM Watson AI services that enable any business to quickly and easily employ pre-built AI smarts to their products and solutions. You will also learn about creating intelligent virtual assistants and how they can be leveraged in different scenarios. By the end of this specialization, learners will have had hands-on interactions with several AI environments and applications, and have built and deployed an AI enabled chatbot on a website – without any coding.
Learner Career Outcomes
25%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
14%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 3 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English, Korean
Learner Career Outcomes
25%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
14%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 3 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English, Korean

There are 3 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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stars
4,396 ratings
992 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Getting Started with AI using IBM Watson

4.5
stars
1,575 ratings
302 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Building AI Powered Chatbots Without Programming

4.8
stars
1,606 ratings
345 reviews

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  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • This specialization consists of 3 self-paced courses. Each course can be completed in 4 weeks if working 2-4 hours per week. At this pace the entire specialization can be completed within 2-3 months. If working 10-12 hours per week, it can be completed within 1 month.

  • This specialization is open to anyone, whether you have technology background or not. It does NOT require any background in AI, Computer Science, Math or Programming.

  • Yes, it is highly recommended to complete the courses in the specified order.

  • No, there is no university credit associated with completing these courses.

  • Upon successfully completing all courses in this specialization you will be able to:

    • Understand what is AI, its applications & use cases, and its impact on society
    • Explain terms like Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Neural Networks
    • Identify various Watson AI services from IBM and what they can be used for
    • Narrate several applications and real life case studies involving Watson
    • Describe how AI-powered virtual assistant technology works and its applications
    • Create a customer support chatbot and add it to a website

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