ICT Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

8 Hours / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced

Course Overview:

The ICT Introduction to Artificial Intelligence course focuses on providing students with a basic understanding of AI. It allows them to understand the subsets of AI and the different types based on functionality and technology. Students learn about the development and history of AI as well as people who were important pioneers, influencers and creators in this field of computer science. Students will understand the differences between artificial narrow intelligence, artificial general intelligence and artificial super intelligence. They will learn about reactive machines, limited memory, theory of mind and self-awareness. Students will explore the world of machine learning including AI robots and understand how they function and the purposes they serve. The course provides examples of real-world applications of AI and how it solves problems and benefits society. Considerations about ethics, privacy and security will be explored. By learning about many examples of the technology and through experiences students gain a practical understanding. Students will learn 'the implications for the future of AI and how it benefits mankind. They will be exposed to the extensive and innovative careers that are available.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Describing the subsets of AI
  • 1.1.1 Define Artificial Intelligence and how it relates to problem solving
  • 1.1.2 Describe how algorithms are used in AI
  • 1.1.3 Explain what an algorithm consists of and how they are used in problem solving
  • 1.1.4 Define "Big Data" and examples of it in today's world
  • 1.1.5 Describe some everyday examples of AI and their purposes
  • 1.1.6 Describe AIs significant impact in different areas
Lesson 2: Subsets and History of AI
  • 2.1.2 Describe how these subsets are connected
  • 2.1.3 Explain why machine learning is the most used area of AI
  • 2.1.4 Explain the difference between machine learning and deep learning
  • 2.2: Describe how AI has developed over time
  • 2.2.1 Create a timeline of the development of AI
  • 2.2.2 Identify who the word "Artificial Intelligence" was first coined by and when
  • 2.2.3 Identify milestones in the development of AI
  • 2.2.4 Describe some examples of how AI has been used over time (Product Examples)
  • 2.2.5 What are some international laws and ethics regulations regarding the use of AI
Lesson 3: AI Types Based on Technology
  • 3.1.1 Identify the three types of AI that are divided by technology
  • 3.1.2 Explain why narrow AI is the only one achieved so far
  • 3.1.3 Describe some examples of narrow AI
  • 3.1.4 Explain what Natural Language Processing is and how it provides a personalized experience
  • 3.1.5 Explain how narrow AI can be reactive or have limited memory
  • 3.1.6 Describe examples of narrow AI in today's world
  • 3.1.7 Define what factors make AI considered to be "Deep AI" type
  • 3.1.8 Explain how Deep AI is different from Narrow AI
  • 3.1.8 Define Artificial Super Intelligence
Lesson 4: AI Types Based on Functionality
  • 4.1.2 Describe what a reactive machine can and cannot do
  • 4.1.4 Explain how reactive machines work.
  • 4.1.5 Describe some everyday examples reactive machines
  • 4.1.6 Define what the limited memory class of machines are.
  • 4.1.7 Explain how the "Theory of Mind" machines are for the future and are different from reactive and limited memory
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  • 4.1.8 Explain how machines with self-awareness are the final future step of AI
Lesson 5: Machine Learning in AI
  • 5.1.2 Define machine learning
  • 5.1.2 Describe how artificial intelligence applies machine learning
  • 5.1.3 Identify the four stages of machine learning training
  • 5.1.4 Explain how data collection is the first step in ML
  • 5.1.5 Identify examples of machine learning
  • 5.1.6 Identify examples of machine learning
  • 5.1.7 Explain how machine learning works
  • 5.2.1 Define supervised learning
  • 5.2.2 Define unsupervised learning
  • 5.2.3 Define reinforcement learning
  • 5.2.4 Describe how machines use data differently in each category of machine learning
Lesson 6: AI and Robotics
  • 6.1.1 Explain how is AI and robots work together
  • 6.1.2 Identify examples of robots that use AI
  • 6.1.3 Describe how robots use AI accomplish tasks
  • 6.1.4 Explain how robots help people in different areas of life
  • 6.1.5 Identify different types of robots
Lesson 7: The Future of AI and Careers
  • 7.1.1 Explain why the "Theory of Mind" AI will be in the future
  • 7.1.2 Explain how AI will help solve problems
  • 7.1.3 Define deep neural networks
  • 7.2.1. Identify careers that use AI
  • 7.2.2 Explain some soft skills that people in AI careers will need to be successful
  • 7.2.3 Explain ways career fields will be impacted by AI
  • 7.2.4 Describe the skills and background needed to have a career in AI
  • 7.2.5 Describe Career Paths in AI
  • 7.2.6 Identify some companies that hire AI Professionals
Lesson 8: Legal and Ethical considerations
  • 8.1.1 Identify what ethical considerations will need to continue to be addressed in AI in the future
  • 8.1.2 Explain some security issues that arise with AI
  • 8.1.3 Explain what "algorithmic bias" means.
  • 8.1.4 Describe how training data affects the accuracy of supervised machine learning
  • 8.1.5 Identify privacy issues involved with AI
  • 8.1.6 Explain how culture, beliefs and religion can create bias/conflict in AI
  • 8.1.7 Define what ethical guidelines, organizations and principles that govern them

All necessary course materials are included.

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
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Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
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  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

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