Artificial intelligence has the potential to radically change how we work, customer expectations and the decision making process in business. It has the potential to transform multiple functions including fraud detection to the lending process, asset management to risk assessment, regulatory compliance, performane efficiency and much more. The vast amount of highly accurate live and historical data held by institutions are valuable assets, but they are not being fully understood or exploited in decision making processes. As new startups enter the market focusing on customer experience and build out predictive capabilities, it is now more vital than ever to understand where the opportunities to partner and collaborate and also understand potential threats Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages.

Below lists the key benefits which will enable AI to potentially transform how business is done in the future:

Elimination of repetitive tasks. AI has the potential to eliminate repetitive tasks in the workplace. From chatbots that can free up human staffers’ times to work on more complex issues, to scheduling AIs that eliminate the need to schedule meetings, AI will ultimately enable humans to spend more time focusing on creative and more interesting activities.

Deeper personalization. AI offers a potential for deeper personalization in terms of the ability to better understand customer needs at a level never previously believed to be possible. This is potentially transformative because it enables a deeper level of understanding of each customer.

Automating tasks and saving time. AI will save business considerable time and resources by automation of tasks that will free up employees to focus on strategic initiatives as well as collecting data as well as providing decisions based on that data much faster than human beings can do. It seems quite possible that AI has the capability of doing so much more than we can do on many levels which is just the start.

Fewer screens. The Guardian's recent report on the sources of depression reveals screen time adoption on mobile devices is a major contributor. AI will enable us to interact with information as if we’re interacting with a knowledgeable individual. We won’t have to look at a screen to learn about anything, we can simply converse with AI. SIRI is already a reliable personal assistant when it comes to setting reminders, alarm clocks, sending texts, etc. AI will make it possible for us to do virtually anything with voice command.

Software and human teams working together. The biggest change that’s coming is the move from humans using the software as a tool, to humans working with software as team members. The software will monitor things, alert humans, and execute basic tasks without human intervention. This will further free human time for the really creative or interesting tasks and greatly improve business. If deployed correctly A.I. is going to have a much larger impact than in work efficiency.

Increased productivity. Freeing ordinary folks from repetitive tasks and giving them personal assistants will allow works to devote their time to more complex tasks. The resulting product will mark transformative incremental gains for business owners, Automation will allow additional time and resources to be dedicated to what companies need to prioritize.

Helping struggling communities and nations. While AI is critical for self-driving cars, the military, commerce, AI-driven SEO and gaming, it’s poised to make the most human impact in medicine and human behavior. Imagine the UN leveraging neural networks and deep learning to discover what helps some communities thrive and others fall behind. Those lessons can then be leveraged into community builders, city planners, grants and projects.

Improved the overall quality of life. With each wave of technology advancement, the quality of life for the world overall has increased. With AI, we will have better personalized healthcare, more efficient energy use, enhanced food production capabilities, improved jobs with less mundane work, and more. People will lead longer and more high-quality lives.

About this one-day Masterclass workshop:
This Artificial Intelligence workshop designed for learners wishing to gain an understanding of the fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence and how to use AI to optimize their company value chain and transform their customer’s journey including understanding the organizational, legal and ethical issues involved. 

Who should attend?

This workshop is designed for both financial services professional and non-financial services professionals including corporate executives, marketers, IT specialists, CEO's, senior strategists and entrepreneurs. who wish to fully understand the practical applications of artificial intelligence to solve real business problems such reduced costs substantially by removing the need for middlemen, eliminating a lot of manual processing, increasing the speed of transactions and increasing business transparency. 

Course Outline 

The workshop will include the following learning modules

An introduction to Artificial Intelligence
- Understanding what we mean when we say machines think
- How does AI relate to the rest of predictive analytics? 
- How AI works and its inherent limitations. 

Algorithms explained
- What is an algorithm and what it does to data
- Different approaches in the journey from input to output. 
- The history of AI as it has developed so matters

Types of AI algorithms and where they fit in an organization: 
- Parametric vs. Non-parametric
- Supervised vs Unsupervised learning
- Large vs. small
- Ensemble algorithms
- Bayes made easy and intelligible for non-maths executives. 

The trade-offs
- bias, variance and irreducible error. Overfitting and underfitting
- Case-studies examined
- Live AI demo

Organisational issues:
- Preparing your data and cleaning your data,
- Infrastructure, strategies for the organization
- strategies for best practice implementation. 

The future of AL
- Ethical issues
- Open Q&A and debate 


What you learn on completion of the workshop:

- Understand the principles of how Artificial Intelligence works, its current limitations
- Be able to confidently communicate the current impact of AI in the workplace to colleagues
- Understand how AI solutions are being deployed today to resolve current business problems
- Recognise the regulator's view of AI
- Map a clear strategic roadmap to test Artificial Intelligence effective for your business

Course Trainer

About your Blockchain Trainer- Gary Nuttall

With over 25 years of commercial experience in a variety of industries, including retail, pharmaceuticals, commodities trading and insurance, Gary has acknowledged expertise in Business Intelligence, Data Analytics, and Business Analysis.  He is a Chartered IT Professional (CITP) registered with the British Computer Society (BCS).  He successfully completed the B9Lab course “Blockchain Business Strategy” in 2016 with a score of >80%.  He additionally holds the ISEB Diploma in Business Analysis.

Gary is well recognized in the Blockchain / Distributed Ledger Technology arena, with particular expertise in the commercial insurance and legal sectors.  He has presented at several conferences and events since 2015.  He also writes articles for magazines and thought leadership blogs on a number of emerging technologies, with a particular emphasis on the blockchain.

In 2016 he was commissioned by the London Market Group (LMG) to investigate Blockchain/DLT and its potential use in the London Commercial Insurance Market.  Early in 2017, Gary undertook an investigation with Origo, a provider of technology services and standards in the Life & Pensions sector to identify opportunities for Distributed Ledger Technology adoption. 

Gary is former Chair of the British Computer Society (BCS) Business Information Systems Specialist Group of which he remains as an active committee member.  He is chair of the TechUK Insurance & Pensions Working Group, a member of the TechUk Distributed Ledger Working Group, a partner in Lime Street Digital and a founding partner of Team Blockchain


What are my transport options for getting to and from the venue?

The best public transport options are via Greenpark Tube (mainline, district and circle lines) accessible via and Picadilly station (Piccadilly northern) are also less than half a mile away giving the property a great selection of transport options.

Is there any preparation required in advance of the course?

The course does not require you to prepare or bring anything in advance. We recommend reading on the subject in advance of the training workshop so will submit a reading list once the attendee has confirmed their booking. Click here for a thorough list of quality reading sources compiled by Let's Learn Digital; 

How can I contact the organizer with any further requirements questions?

Yes. We would be delighted to help if you have any questions about the course contents, group bookings or any other questions. 

Please email us on davereilly32@gmail or call direct on 0208 299 0557 or alternatively 07989 985922 if you have further questions on the above workshop.