About this Specialization

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This specialization will explain and describe the overall focus areas for business leaders considering AI-based solutions for business challenges. The first course provides a business-oriented summary of technologies and basic concepts in AI. The second will introduce the technologies and concepts in data science. The third introduces the AI Ladder, which is a framework for understanding the work and processes that are necessary for the successful deployment of AI-based solutions.
Learner Career Outcomes
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Started a new career after completing this specialization.
Shareable Certificate
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100% online courses
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Flexible Schedule
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Beginner Level
Approx. 2 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English, Russian
Learner Career Outcomes
41%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
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. 2 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English, Russian

There are 3 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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3,841 ratings
851 reviews
Course2

Course 2

What is Data Science?

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stars
36,497 ratings
6,734 reviews
Course3

Course 3

The AI Ladder: A Framework for Deploying AI in your Enterprise

4.7
stars
58 ratings
13 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.

  • Total time to complete this Specialization is approximately 20 hours.

    • Introduction to AI - approximately 8 hours
    • What is Data Science? - approximately 9 hours
    • AI Ladder - approximately 3 hours
  • No prior knowledge of artificial intelligence, machine learning, or data science is needed.

  • It is strongly suggested that learners complete the courses in the order presented.

  • No.

  • This specialization is designed for business leaders who are considering AI-based solutions for business challenges in their enterprises.  Learners who complete this specialization will be able to:

    1. Explain a business-oriented summary of today’s technologies and basic concepts in AI
    2. Describe and explain the basic technologies and concepts in the area of data science
    3. Describe the AI Ladder and its use in understanding the work and processes that are necessary for the successful deployment of AI-based solutions in large enterprises.

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