The rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to disrupt all facets of our working life, from autonomous vehicles to robotic assembly lines to home assistants like Alexa and Siri, an unending flow of new technology-enabled by AI. 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. The Mckinsey Global Institute forecasts that by 2030 up to 375  million people, or 14% of the global workforce, could lose their jobs due to automation and AI.  

CEO's in a broad range of non-tech companies are starting to worry that Artificial intelligence could incinerate them which has unleashed a spending spree with $21.8Bn spent on acquisitions relating to AI in 2017 (Source PitchBook) 26 times more than 2015. 

      "AI will have a more profound impact than electricity or fire" Sundar Pichai, Google's CEO

While around 85% of companies believe that AI will offer a competitive business advantage only 1 in 20 are employing it today (source: MITReview 2019).  In addition, the excitement and interest around AI has made it increasingly difficult to separate reality from hype with many senior execs believing AI to be a magic wand which can be as easily installed as a piece of Microsoft software.

This training workshop is designed to give attendees a real practical grounding in AI, its business applications and how you can deploy tools with the confidence to transform your organization into an innovative, efficient, and sustainable company of the future. We will examine how AI can solve real business problems such as reducing costs, increasing efficiency, eliminating a lot of manual processing, increasing the speed of transactions and increasing business transparency. 

Who should attend? 

CEOs, business owners, heads of data, business strategists, digital disruptors and corporate strategists seeking to understand the future potential and hurdles of deploying AI.

What you will learn:
- A practical understanding in artificial intelligence (AI) language, and its business applications equipping you with the knowledge you need to help start to transform your organization into an innovative, efficient, and sustainable company of the future.
- The ability to formulate a strategic vision augmenting business performance by integrating key AI management and leadership insights into the way your organization operates. 
- A practical grounding in artificial intelligence (AI) and its business applications, equipping you with the knowledge and confidence you need to help you transform your organization into an innovative, efficient, and sustainable company of the future.

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 AI workshop trainer: Dr Djamila Amimer 

Dr Djamila Amimer is an authority on AI and deploying the technology affectively in the workplace. She is the founder of Mind Senses Global and has a PhD in AI and energy economics and has developed frameworks and novel AI techniques in the area of investment decisions, dealing with uncertainty and project evaluation. She is an experienced business leader and entrepreneur with over 20-year business experience. She has a broad range of experience across climate change risk, energy, business resilience, shipping & trading, supply chain, commercial deals, business strategy and machine learning and AI.

Djamila has a track record in leading and training teams. In her spare time, she conducts research on the next wave of AI and she is a member of MIT Technology Review Global Panel and the European AI Alliance. She is passionate about AI for good and would like to make AI accessible to all 


What are my transport options for getting to WeWork the venue at Devonshire Square?

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.