The complex world of artificial intelligence (AI) covers many areas of computing, and it is driving digital disruption across the globe. New technologies are helping to redefine most industries, and many organisations are looking to take advantage of recent AI advances, which is creating demand for skilled professionals.
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence is a professional development course that will explain how artificial intelligence can help solve real-world problems in the context of artificial environments.
In this artificial intelligence course, you will discover how artificial intelligence is used in business, from marketing to customer relations, and about the critical ethical and economic dilemmas that underpin decisions on machine learning.
You will also learn about deep learning and its significance in artificial intelligence, as well as the three types of machine learning – supervised, unsupervised and reinforcement – and its application in business, industry and the environment.
On completion of this course, you will understand the valuable underpinnings of AI and machine learning and leverage AI techniques across a broad range of innovative industries.
Unit - Artificial intelligence
Unit 1 – Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
Meaning of AI
The history of AI
Two prerequisites for deep learning
Theory of mind
Types of artificial intelligence
Three branches of AI
Reasons AI matters
Introduction to natural language processing
Glossary of terms
Unit 2 – Ethical, economic, and other concerns
Ethics and artificial intelligence
AI ethics principles and guidelines
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
Unit 3 – Neural networks
Structure of the human nervous system
Cells of the nervous tissue
Parts of a neuron
Main anatomical features of neurons
Intelligence and adaptability
Artificial neural networks
Applying artificial neural networks
Digital worm brains
Artificial brain cells
Unit 4 – Deep learning
Solving problems logically
Abstraction and function
Training a deep neural network
All in one data training
Pitfalls of deep neural networks
Unit 5 – Machine learning
Three types of machine learning
Supervised machine learning
Unsupervised machine learning
Reinforcement machine learning
Unit 6 – Business applications
Customer relationship management
Machine learning and social media ads
Content Generation and Curation
Unit 7 – Application in environmental & primary industries
Agriculture and horticulture
Environmental industries and climate change
Unit 8 – Industrial and other applications
Travel and transportation
Self-driving cars or automated driving systems (ADS)
Transport, freight, and logistics
Individual health and personalised health care
Training and education
Tutoring and coaching
Plagiarism detection and authorship
Environment monitoring and management
Predicting fire and analysis (emergency management)
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to ensure your competency is industry relevant. You will not be benchmarked against other students.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
In this course, you will be assessed via multiple-choice questions to determine your mastery of details and specific knowledge gained during your studies to achieve a ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’ result.
Benefits of Multiple-Choice Assessments
Appropriate for assessing students’ mastery of details and specific knowledge.
Can be used to assess both simple knowledge and complex concepts.
Questions can be answered quickly to accurately assess a students’ mastery of many topics relatively quickly.
Assessment can be quickly and reliably scored to achieve a ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’ result.
As the answers are visible, multiple-choice questions offer the opportunity for the continuation of the learning process, offering educational value.
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Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
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No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 25 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
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Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.