AI and Deep Learning for business

Duration

This is a 2 day training with no required preparation.

Goal

After completing this academy, you will have a solid understanding of:

  • What Artificial Intelligence is
  • How it works
  • What it is (not) good at
  • How to apply.

Overview

This academy offers an informative and practical introduction in artificial intelligence and deep learning and consists out of 4 components.

Explore

While using simple definitions, we explore what artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning are exactly, what they can do and what they can’t do, and why it works. We look at examples of the different applications of computer vision, natural la,guage processing (NLP) and a few specific cases such as recommendation engines, generative adversarial networks and reinforcement learning. Finally, we dispel some myths concerning AI.

Explain

Neural networks form the heart of the present successes in AI and deep learning. We learn to understand what they are exactly and how they work without shunnning details, and we discuss the different ways in which a network can learn. Next, we look at how they are used in computer vision and NLP, how the specific networks work, where their strengths lie, what they learn exactly and how they evolved to overcome practical problems over the years. We compare different networks and their implementation in different frameworks, introduce transfer learning as fundamental building blocks and learn how we can build a network of world class.

Cutting Edge

The cutting (and bleeding) edge of AI and deep learning is moving fast. New techniques, possibilities and more performant networks are becoming available. We discover what’s coming and how painful it can be to apply AI to these cases. We also discuss the trends when it comes to “ethics and AI” and new datasets.

Practical

In research and publications, the emphasis often lies on training better networks with new techniques - the ones we discussed and tested during the “explain” component of the academy. In the last part of the academy, we look at the bigger picture and we go through all phases of an AI project. We discuss the following, among others:

Value proposition;

Collecting and preparing the right data and making them available;

The “build versus buy” decision, where we look at the offer of the main cloud vendors;

Producing your trained model, both in the cloud and on mobile.

On the last day of the training, participants can work on their own use case using the concepts that they learned, so they can make a first plan to effectively start using AI.

Audience

The target audience is business professionals who are looking to understand, evaluate and apply AI in their business.

You will not likely be implementing the solution yourself, but you want to understand what is possible, what is needed, and be able to interview job candidates and/or vendors that are pitching their solution.

Prerequisites

This academy has not prerequisites.

Upcoming sessions

November 5-6, 2019 @ The Campus

December 3-4, 2019 @ PXL

Host your own?

Would you like to host this academy for your audience, or internally at your company?

We are looking forward to hear from you: takemefrom@zerotosingularity.com