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IBM Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Description of completed IBM Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI) course on Coursera.
IBM Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI)
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I completed this course, IBM Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI) on Coursera. It is part of a longer certificate program from IBM, IBM Applied AI Professional Certificate. Confusingly, this program and courses are available via subscription, but that subscription is separate from Coursera Plus. The IBM courses are not available within the Coursera Plus subscription. For now, I subscribed to the IBM certificate and may consider Coursera Plus later.

I thought this course was OK. Particularly interesting was the ethics module and also the applications module describing some of the main use cases. Like some other other very introductory courses, you could probably research and learn yourself, but doing the course gives you some advantages:

  • Structured format
  • Built in short quizzes
  • Certificate

I asked ChatGPT (4) to write a description of this course, but the answer was not great. Bard did better.

give me a description of the course and what you will learn from IBM Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI) on Coursera

The IBM Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI) course on Coursera provides a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of AI, exploring its concepts, applications, and ethical considerations. Through a combination of lectures, hands-on exercises, and real-world case studies, learners gain a thorough understanding of how AI is transforming industries and shaping the future.

Key takeaways from the course:

  • Foundational AI concepts: Understand the core principles of AI, including machine learning, deep learning, and neural networks.
  • Real-world AI applications: Explore how AI is being used in various domains, from healthcare and finance to manufacturing and transportation.
  • Ethical considerations: Examine the ethical implications of AI, including bias, fairness, and privacy concerns.
  • Hands-on AI experience: Gain practical experience with AI tools and techniques through hands-on exercises and projects.

🌐 Sources

1: https://www-cloudfront-alias.coursera.org/learn/introduction-to-ai?specialization=applied-artifical-intelligence-ibm-watson-ai

2: https://www.coursera.org/professional-certificates/applied-artifical-intelligence-ibm-watson-ai

3: https://www.coursera.org/courses?query=ibm%20ai