Machine learning, disruption, fourth industrial revolution or blockchain are just a few terms we encounter in connection with artificial intelligence (AI). A much-discussed topic that has long since ceased to be a mere future trend and has already found application in many areas. Expectations of AI – sometimes perhaps also influenced by stories from science fiction – are high. The course focuses on current opportunities for companies, how companies can recognise and use their potentials in relation to AI. In order to implement the technology successfully, it is first necessary to find out what explicit benefits it can offer your company and your customers. It will also be discussed where the current limits of AI are and what impact AI will have on society and businesses in the future.
To better assess the use and benefits of AI technologies in the business environment, you will learn about the current state of research and discuss in the group how artificial intelligence is applied. You will gain a deep insight into already realised AI projects from different areas (e.g. finance, automotive, pharmaceutical industry) and learn to evaluate the progress of digitisation in your own business area and to manage AI projects. This course will provide you with the necessary know-how to establish the interface to IT and make a competent contribution to the strategic orientation of your company.
If you plan to implement AI projects in your company and therefore want to understand the current possibilities of AI as well as identify the potentials of your company, the course will offer you insights and updates on current AI-related developments and trends. Examples from different industries will show you the potentials, but also the existing limitations of AI. But also for those who have already implemented their first projects, the course offers the opportunity to re-evaluate and to develop them further.
The course is held in English.
Module 1 – Fundamentals
Module 1 provides a comprehensive introduction to the topic AI for Business and focuses on current applications. Why is AI currently relevant and which questions should companies address? On the basis of applications, the possibilities, but also the limits of AI are shown. Concrete examples from business practice are used to demonstrate the possibilities, but also the limits, of AI.
Session 1: Introduction AI for Business + Final Exam – what to do (12.09.2023, 17.30 – 19.00)
Session 2: Intro to AI and Applications (General) (13.09.2023, 17.30 – 19.00)
Some technical background and applications
Session 3: Applications (Marketing, Manufacturing, Pharma, Automotive) (14.09.2022, 17.30 – 19.00)
Module 2 – Infrastructure and Challenges
Module 2 focuses on current models and technical solutions to show how AI infrastructures are built and composed. Participants will be able to reflect on the use of AI in their own business context and to identify potential challenges as well as suitable solutions. What needs to be considered in strategic decisions to successfully embed AI?
Session 4: Cloud services, large scale models, training cost, energy consumption, transfer learning, federated learning (26.09.2022, 17.30 – 19.00)
Session 5: Edge AI and TinyML, Cybersecurity (27.09.2022, 17.30 – 19.00)
Session 6: AI Strategy and Organizational Transformation (28.09.2022, 17.30 – 19.00)
Module 3 – Ethics and regulations
The module discusses ethical aspects like bias of AI applications and explainability of AI models. The Module also presents legal frameworks which have to be considered and their implications, which have to be taken into account when implementing AI in the company.
Session 7: AI Ethics (04.10.2022, 17.30 – 19.00)
Session 8: AI regulation and Data Protection (05.10.2022, 17.30 – 19.00)
Module 4 – The Future of AI in Business
The fourth and final module addresses the future of AI and explores how AI will transform business. How will the labor market change and what does this mean for certain jobs? Which trends and developments can already be identified and how can companies react to them?
Session 9: Future of work; AI/ML jobs and the future of these jobs (11.10.2023, 17.30 – 19.00)
Session 10: How will AI continue to transform society, Superintelligence threat, Quantum AI (12.10.2023, 17.30 – 19.00)
Updated and less technical content for the quantum AI topic
For taking the Certified Specialist in AI for Business examination you present your AI project orally (using a power point) in 20-30 minutes.
Session 11: Wrap-Up + Q&A session examination (13.10.2023, 17.30 – 19.00)
Session 12: Final Examination (10.11.2023 -> Time TBD)
Moritz Strube has been working with artificial intelligence and software development for more than 20 years. The mathematician and economist has extensive practical experience with data science, software development and cloud computing. He lectures on Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Blockchain at Frankfurt School and writes about current technology trends. Since September 2021, he has been CTO of InspectifAI, which uses Deep Learning for visual inspection in pharmaceutical manufacturing. Previously, he was CTO of various tech startups.
Certified Specialist in AI for Business (Frankfurt School)
Managers, Project Managers, Process manager and Project coordinators in the field of Digital Transformation or business development of banks or companies, Business Analysts etc.
In-house measures for groups from companies are also possible at other times. Feel free to contact us - we will prepare a tailor-made offer for you. .
2 months, 11 evening session with a duration from 0.5 to 2h
2. February 2021 – 17:30 - 19:30: Introduction AI & Business
3. February 2021 – 17:30 - 19:00: Machine Learning Basics
4. February 2021 – 17:30 - 19:00: Machine Learning Basics
9. February 2021 – 17:30 - 19:00: Neural Networks & Deep Learning
10. February 2021 – 17:30 - 19:00: Neural Networks & Deep Learning
12. February 2021 – 17:30 - 19:00: Key Applications
16. March 2021 – 17:30 - 19:00: AI Strategy
17. March 2021 – 17:30 - 19:00: AI & Organizations
18. March 2021 – 17:30 - 18:30: The Future of AI in Business;
18:30 - 19:00: What to do - Capstone AI Project
25. March 2021 – 17:30 - 19:00: Q&A session
31. March 2021: Exam – Present your AI-related project/ initiative (30 min)
Total amount 4,350 euros including registration (100 euros) and examination à 400 euros.
The amounts are VAT-free.
Our entire offer can also be customised for your company. We will be happy to prepare an individual offer for you.
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