AI in Finance
Certified by DFI
This 9-week course provides an overview of and introduction to the use of artificial intelligence in a business context and its potential applications and pitfalls.
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Artificial intelligence course overview
In the last few years, AI technology has improved in leaps and bounds and simple artificial intelligence systems are already in use in a wide range of everyday services. But AI courses tend to approach the issue from either a heavily technical point of view or from a strategy standpoint. This course is designed to help business owners of AI projects in the finance sector, and helps place artificial intelligence in a business context.
From AI theory to machine learning modelling, this course provides a powerful introduction to and overview of the use of AI in business. The course goes beyond the hype and takes a sober look at the power and limitations of AI, and how it can be effectively deployed in the finance sector. Centred heavily in a business owner perspective, this course will empower you to hold your ground in conversations around AI and machine learning as well as formulate your own informed opinions.
Rather than getting mired in too much AI theory, the course is built around specific application areas, which will each be the focus of a full week of studies. These application areas will allow students to digest AI and machine learning theory and practice in a real-world context.
Why do I need an AI in finance course?
This course is designed as an introduction to the use of AI in finance for professionals who want to gain a solid understanding of the business opportunities surrounding the use of artificial intelligence in business. Professionals heading up AI projects in private, public or development sector contexts will find this course extremely useful, as will any organisations, government departments and businesses looking to integrate AI into their operations.
Students will leave the course with an understanding of the concepts, terminologies and emerging issues in this fast-changing field. It will also prepare students for further specialised courses in specific areas of focus.
Artificial intelligence course schedule
WHAT IS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE?
Artificial intelligence, or AI, is a group of theories, software and hardware aimed towards mimicking the decision-making capabilities of a human mind through computing.
HOW DOES AI HELP BUSINESS?
AI technology can be used in a business context for a range of applications, from data handling to customer management.
WHAT IS MACHINE LEARNING?
Machine learning, or ML, is the use of specific algorithms and statistical models to help computers make complex decisions. ML is often a key part of developing an AI.
WHAT IS DFS?
DFS, or digital financial services, are any financial services that are available through digital channels, and includes payments, credit, savings, transfers and insurance.
WHAT IS FINTECH?
Fintech, or financial technology, refers to any digital technological tools or business models used to support the delivery of financial services.
WHAT IS FINANCIAL INCLUSION?
Financial inclusion is a key part of DFI’s agenda and refers to the goal of ensuring that all people, especially marginalised groups, have access to the financial tools they need.
WHAT IS A VIRTUAL CLASSROOM?
A virtual classroom is a learning environment that only exists through a digital platform and that allows students to participate regardless of their geographic location. All DFI’s courses are delivered in a virtual classroom.
WHAT IS DIGITAL FRONTIERS INSTITUTE?
Digital Frontiers Institute (DFI) is a digital education provider designed to prepare professionals for the challenges and opportunities they will encounter in a rapidly changing economy.
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DFI’s mission is to equip a new generation of professionals with the information, skills, and vision they need to guide society towards inclusive digital ﬁnancial solutions. DFI understand that affordability may stand in the way of your progress as a Digital Finance Professional. We strive to source, manage and administer various student funding opportunities to make tuition more affordable for you. for deserving students according to sponsor specific requirements. Our goal is to ensure that no student is left behind and have designed affordable payment terms as well as scholarship funds for eligible students.
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Option 1: Payment Plans that make your tuition more affordable
Course fees can be made over payments at an agreed date.
Certified Digital Finance Practitioner
- Year 1: $1335/$445 in 3 instalments (works out to $112 p.m.)
- Year 2: $1335/$445 in 3 instalments
- Year 3: $1335/$445 in 3 instalments
Foundational courses include the Certificate in Digital Money, and Leading Digital Money Markets.
- Payment 1: $500
- Payment 2: $500
- Payment 3: $500
Specialization courses included short courses such as Digital Agriculture and Digital Identity.
- Payment 1: $125
- Payment 2: $125
Option 2: Can we help in getting your company to pay or at least contribute to your tuition?
DFI can assist in opening a conversation with your employer to support your tuition. We can cultivate further interest with them to participate on our programs – bringing multiple employees on will result in corporate discounts and thus lower tuition for you.
Request your corporate proposal by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Option 3: Referral Program
If your colleagues, friends or family join the course we can open a referral seat for you, which is 100% subsidized by Digital Frontiers Institute. This includes assisting us to create impactful corporate alliances.
Eight successful referrals will result in your foundational course being fully subsidized.
Four successful referrals will result in your specialization course being fully subsidized.
Option 4: Scholarships
DFI offers partial scholarships to qualifying candidates. Our scholarship funders favor scholarship candidates that contribute to tuition themselves. Ideally, Students should contribute at least half of the tuition fee, the higher your contribution the more likely you are to be considered. Tuition can also be paid in manageable instalments. Please see below criteria for scholarships.
- I am an active member of the digital financial services industry
Scholarships are adjudicated quarterly and are weighted based on the strength of your application. You will be asked to answer the following questions in your application:
- Please provide a brief overview of experience.
- To what extent does your organization contribute to financial inclusion.
- How will your attendance on this course benefit your organization, your initiative, your country?
- Describe your current role and responsibilities.
- Why do you think you should receive financial aid?
- I can contribute $ to my course.
You can apply for a scholarship on the course registration page, where applicable. Not all courses have scholarship programs.