Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence: The upcoming technology that will ‘conquer’ the world!

Travel Expenses
Up to €820 (Fully Funded)
Course Fee
€480 (Fully Funded)
Accommodation & Other
Up to €160 per day (Fully Funded)
Course Description

As humans, we all possess an organ inside our head that is ubiquitous and utterly essential to the way we fulfil our daily tasks. However, we do not hold in-depth knowledge of how it processes the information that goes through each layer of neurons. Throughout the interactions we have in our lives in the continually changing environments, we develop our richest memories. Our brain is processing life experiences which have a substantial effect on the establishment of our personality, and the way information is translated into perception. The structure of the human brain and how we learn, emerged the concept of Artificial Intelligence, a relatively new field of computer science, as it has developed over the last 50 years.

Artificial Intelligence is a well-known concept nowadays. Many scientists tried to define AI and state what it tries to accomplish. However, it is difficult for someone to deliver the correct definition of something that changes systematically in a rapid manner. Nature endowed man with five basic senses that enabled him to perceive the environment and interact with it. Those five basic senses along with other human abilities are what AI is trying to mimic of doing using machines. Learn more about this automation of activities, Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) and how they are associated with everyday problems.

Throughout this course, you will gain an overview of the main concepts of Artificial Intelligence in theory as well as creating your first AI model. We’re in a digital economy where the importance of data is greater than ever. Data is the 21st-century new oil: a precious commodity that is largely underdeveloped. There will be huge rewards for those who see the essential importance of data and learn to extract and use it and a setback for those who don’t.

Topics Include
  • Introduction to AI
  • Artificial Intelligence Vs Machine Learning
  • Applications of AI
  • Create your first AI model
  • Discussion of how AI will change the world in the future
Aims in relation to the development of your organisation
  • Acquire sufficient knowledge of upcoming technologies.
  • Get in touch with concepts of industry 4.0 as we are about to enter this new fourth industrial revolution.
  • Learning the fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence will help individuals with their decision making about their career.
  • Understating how AI works companies will be more aware of the valuable data they need to store for their future needs.
Course Schedule

* The course can be modified according to the preferences of the attendees

Monday

You will start the first day of the course by getting to know each other, exchange level of knowledge and experience on the subject. The course will begin with a presentation of the weekly schedule including the social activities, other practical arrangements and registering the Emphasys KA1 Learning Platform.

Additionally, you will have a small introduction to the historical events that helped emerge what we called today Artificial Intelligence. Finally, you will observe the matching of the 5 basic senses and other human abilities with different fields of AI, as well as how we got from the 1st generation of neural networks to the 3rd generation, their differences and their progress.

Tuesday

The main goal of the second day is to dissolve the confusion about the relationship of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. You will learn what is AI, what it consists of and its main goal. Following that, you will learn what Machine Learning is, the different types of ML and a few examples of models.

Wednesday

During the 3rd day of the course, you will be presented with a variety of interesting applications of AI in different industry and non-industry areas. At the end of the session, there would be a discussion about two interesting questions: the first one would be “Which are more powerful, computers or humans?” and the second one would be “What do you think will happen in the future? Will machines ‘conquer’ the world?”

Thursday

Day 4 of the course will focus on introducing to you the steps one needs to take before attempting to make an AI model. You will learn the value of data and why data is so strongly related to Artificial Intelligence. Consequently, you will attempt to build your first AI model in groups of 2-3 (Different options will be organized depending on the difficulty of the project and participants’ coding skills. There will also be an option that requires no coding.)

Friday

On the fifth day of the course, you will continue to work on your model until you finalize it. When everyone finishes with their project, each team will present their model to the others.

Saturday

The last day of the course will include a recap of the whole course and will include a short validation test, in order to receive a certificate. Participants will register into the Emphasys training platform which will give them free access to all the material and supporting documentation of the courses as well as a discussion forum for communication with trainers and other participants.
At the end of the session, participants will have the opportunity to complete a feedback form of the course.

Other Activities

Available Dates
  • 08/11/2021 - 13/11/2021
  • 13/06/2022 - 18/06/2022

*The above dates can be flexible, whereas new ones can also be provided to accommodate the needs or availability of participants.

Target Group:  
Teachers, Trainers, Youth, Youth Workers
Language: English, Greek
Linguistic Support in Greek, French and Spanish
Country: Cyprus
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