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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning - Foundation

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BCS Foundation Certificate in Artificial Intelligence
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Thinking about learning more about Artificial Intelligence?

The BCS Foundation Certificate in Artificial Intelligence teaches the general principles of Artificial Intelligence, its potential implications and capabilities and how to assess AI products and services from multiple angles.

You will learn the potential benefits and challenges of ethical and sustainable robust artificial intelligence; the basic process of machine learning (ML) – building a machine learning toolkit; the challenges and risks associated with an Artificial Intelligence project, and the future of Artificial Intelligence and humans in work.

With the Artificial Intelligence sector set to be worth over $15tn by 2030, this is a great time to learn about AI.


BCS Foundation Certificate in Artificial Intelligence

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The BCS Foundation Certificate in Artificial Intelligence is a globally recognised professional qualification which will help develop your knowledge and understanding in these specific subjects:

  • What is Human and Artificial Intelligence
  • Why Universal Design is essential for developing new Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning solutions
  • Understanding how Neuro-Linguistic Programming can be used to model the best of human behaviour
  • Learning the EU guidelines for trustworthy Artificial Intelligence
  • What are the Asilomar Artificial Intelligence principles
  • Learn the technical and non-technical methods to assess trustworthy Artificial Intelligence
  • Discovering the opportunities Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning solutions could bring to solve global problems
  • Learning what are the Machine Learning enablers
  • Understanding the skills needed for Machine Learning
  • What is Narrow (weak Artificial Intelligence)?
  • Visualising a schematic of Artificial Intelligence
  • Looking at real-world examples of Artificial Intelligence robots
  • Learning about multiple learning agents, the concepts of adversarial gaming, digital twinning and agent-based modelling.
  • How automation is different than Artificial Intelligence
  • Looking at robotic paradigms with examples
  • Challenges of creating robot mechanics
  • How to apply the benefits of Artificial Intelligence
  • Funding a Machine Learning project
  • How to build a Machine Learning toolbox including how we learn from data, the types of Machine Learning, an introduction to probability & statistics, an introduction to algebra and vector calculus, visualising data
  • Introducing neural networks
  • Discovering open source Machine Learning and robotic systems
  • Understanding the challenges and opportunities of Machine Learning and human consciousness
  • The Future of Artificial Intelligence.

Duco Digital's Course allows you to study the course at home in your own time:
• Work through online course content which is easy to follow, understand and in a logical format
• Login to continue your course and monitor your progression easily at-a-glance
• Book your online exam to take at home or in an office, no need to visit a test centre
• Multiple choice exam. All answers in the course
• Test paper included with practice questions
• Tutor support available on email 9 am - 5 pm Weekdays GMT Timezone
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Who is this course for?

Distance Learning is ideal if you prefer to study at home or work at your own pace on a mobile, tablet or laptop.
You don't need any previous experience or qualifications just the motivation to learn!

This Foundation professional certification in Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning will help develop your career in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, especially if you are planning to or are now working on an AI or Machine Learning project.
It will help your career if you are:
• An individual looking to up-skill
• Pursuing further education in IT or computing at University level
• Thinking of changing career
• Project Managers and Directors who need to understand more detail about the application and challenges of an AI/ML project
• Middle and senior managers running or assembling teams to create Artificial Intelligence dependent applications and services, that need to understand the context of Artificial Intelligence in an industrial setting.

Specifically, the following roles could benefit from this course (as well as good examples of career opportunities)

  • Engineers
  • Scientists
  • Professional Research Managers
  • Chief Technical Officers
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Organisational Change Practitioners and Managers
  • Business Change Practitioners and Managers
  • Service Architects and Managers
  • Program and Planning Managers
  • Service Provider Portfolio Strategists / Leads
  • Process Architects and Managers
  • Business Strategists and Consultants
  • Web Page Developers.


None - No experience or qualifications needed. We strongly recommend beginners to study the reading list.
You will not need to learn algebra, vector calculus or remember formulas for the exam.
An internet connection with a mobile/tablet or laptop is required.

Career path

Globally, Artificial Intelligence solutions will be worth more than £30bn by 2024 - boosting productivity up to 30% with up to 25% savings & generate up to $15.7 trillion to the global economy in 2030.

Sectors using Artificial Intelligence:
• Health
• Robotics
• Engineering & Manufacturing
• Finance
• Marketing
• Transport
• Automotive
• Advertising
• Retail
• Researchers
• Cyber Security
• IT
• Education...

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