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BCS Membership Offer: If you do not hold a BCS certification and successfully pass the examination for this training course - you will be given one year's complementary BCS Membership. This offer is only valid for your first BCS qualification.

The Artificial Intelligence (AI) Essentials online training course leads onto our three-day BCS Artificial Intelligence (AI) Foundation Online training course.

Our BCS Artificial Intelligence (AI) Essentials online training course will cover the following topics:

1. Artificial & Human Intelligence: Introduction & History (25%)

You will be able to:

1.1 Recall the general definition of human and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1.2 Describe ‘learning from experience’ and how it relates to Machine Learning (ML)
1.3 Understand what enabled the growth of Artificial Intelligence
1.4 Describe how Machine Learning is part of Universal Design and The Fourth Industrial Revolution
1.4.1 Know the general description of human and Artificial Intelligence
1.4.2 Describe ‘learning from experience’ and how it relates to Machine Learning – Tom Mitchell’s explicit definition
1.4.3 Know that ML is a significant contribution to Artificial Intelligence
1.4.4 Describe how AI is part of ‘Universal Design,’ and ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution’

2. Examples Of AI: Benefits, Challenges & Risks (30%)

You will be able to:

2.1 Explain the benefits of Artificial Intelligence and list advantages of the machine and human and machine systems
2.2 Describe the challenges of Artificial Intelligence and give: general examples of the limitations of AI compared to human systems, general ethical challenges AI raises
2.3 Demonstrate understanding of the risks of Artificial Intelligence and give at least one general example of the risks of AI
2.3.1 Know the benefits of Artificial Intelligence
12.3.1.1 List advantages of machine and human and machine systems
2.3.2 Know the challenges of Artificial Intelligence
2.3.2.1 Give general examples of the limitations of AI compared to human systems
2.3.2.2 Give general ethical challenges AI raises
2.3.3 Know the risks of Artificial Intelligence
2.3.3.1 Give a general example of the risks of AI
2.3.3.2 Identify a typical funding source for AI projects
2.3.4 List opportunities for AI

3. Introduction To Machine Learning (35%)

You will be able to:

3.1 Demonstrate understanding of the approach to a Machine Learning project and list and describe each stage
3.2 Give typical examples of Machine Learning in the following contexts: Business, Social (Media, Entertainment), Science
3.3 Describe both what and where the resources for Machine Learning are
3.3.1 Understand the AI intelligent agent description and can identify the differences with Machine Learning (ML)
3.3.1.1 List the four rational agent dependencies
3.3.1.2 Describe agents in terms of Performance Measure, Environment, Actuators and Sensors
3.3.1.3 Describe four types of agent, Reflex, Model-based reflex, Goal-based agent and Utility-based agent.
3.3.2 Know typical examples of Machine Learning in business, social ( media, entertainment ) and science
3.3.3 Know what typical narrow AI functionality is useful in ML and AI agents functionality
3.3.4 Describe and give examples of supervised, un-supervised, semi-supervised and reinforcement machine learning
3.3.5 Describe the basic schematic of a Neural Network

4.The Future of Artificial Intelligence – Human and Machine Together (10%)

You will be able to:

4.1 Demonstrate an understanding that Artificial Intelligence (in particular, Machine Learning) will drive humans and machines to work together
4.2 List future directions of humans and machines working together

The target audience for our Artificial Intelligence (AI) Essentials online training course is comprised of individuals with an interest in (or need to implement) AI in an organisation. We specifically target and attract those working in areas such as science, engineering, knowledge engineering, finance, or IT services.

Below is a list of roles who would benefit most from taking this course, though anyone interested in AI is welcome:

  • Engineers
  • Scientists
  • Professional Research Managers
  • Chief Technical Officers
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Organisational Change Practitioners & Managers
  • Business Change Practitioners & Managers
  • Service Architects & Managers
  • Program & Planning Managers
  • AI Project Managers
  • Service Provider Portfolio Strategists / Leads
  • Process Architects & Managers
  • Business Strategists & Consultants
  • Web Page Developers
  • AI Researchers
  • AI Engineers
  • AI Data Analysts
  • Data Scientists
  • Machine Learning Engineers
  • Deep Learning Engineers
  • Robotics Scientists
  • Big Data Engineers
  • Business Intelligence Developers
  • Research Scientists
  • Product Managers
  • User Experience (UX) Designers / Developers
  • Natural Language Processing Engineers

Our BCS Artificial Intelligence (AI) Essentials online training course includes:

  • Quizzes
  • Exercises
  • Sample Exam
  • BCS Artificial Intelligence (AI) Essentials Examination

Read the BCS Official Guidance for a step-by-step guide on how to take your online proctored examination.

There are no entry-level requirements for our BCS Artificial Intelligence (AI) Essentials online training course.

It is highly recommended that you have a good knowledge of computers and a basic understanding of data using computers, for example: spreadsheets.

There is no recommended reading associated with our BCS Artificial Intelligence (AI) Essentials online training course.

BCS Artificial Intelligence (AI) Essentials Examination:

  • Exam Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Exam Format: Closed Book, 20 Multiple Choice Questions
  • Exam Delivery: Online, Webcam Proctored
  • Exam Pass Mark: 65% (13/20 Questions)

Candidate Responsibilities

  • You need to complete registrations for both BCS and Questionmark.
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  • The exam date and time may not reflect what you will book with Questionmark, but we will update this once the exam has taken place so your certificate will have the correct date.
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  • If you are unable to see an assessment to schedule once you have registered, please contact BCS via [email protected].
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BCS Artificial Intelligence (AI) Essentials Certificate

Our BCS Artificial Intelligence (AI) Foundation online training course builds upon the basic knowledge of AI. You will be taken from a basic understanding of AI to the creation of your own AI product.

Our Artificial Intelligence (AI) Essentials online training course will provide you with a complete introduction to Artificial Intelligence for those who need to understand the terminology and concepts used in this area.

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