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Artificial Intelligence Fundamentals Bootcamp


Artificial Intelligence Fundamentals Bootcamp

This course was developed by the Vector Institute in partnership with Communitech Academy.

In this two-day AI bootcamp, you’ll get a mix of in-class training, role playing and experiential exercises, interactions with AI subject matter experts and coaching during breakout sessions.

What you’ll learn

This three-part, high-level overview of the field of AI begins with an orientation on terms and historical context so you can grasp the current state of the field, answering the question, “What is machine learning?”

Next is a more technical perspective to help you understand what machine learning is and what common types of machine learning are, while considering a variety of applications and use cases.

Lastly, we’ll walk through the general machine learning process and it how can benefit a business. You'll be asked to apply your new knowledge in the context of your own business goals. We’ll wrap up with a discussion on AI ethics.

After this bootcamp, you will be able to:

- Differentiate between various types of AI learning approaches- Articulate why machine learning is important- Explain how learning systems support business processes and influence strategy- Order the steps of a machine learning process- Compose a high-level business plan that integrates AI into an organization

Who is it for?

This course is designed for anyone interested in exploring the fundamentals of AI and understanding its relevance across various sectors. Participants do not require a technical background as concepts will be explained in an accessible way.

Tech requirements

For this bootcamp, we will be using Google Cloud. You are required to bring your own laptop for use at the bootcamp, including:

- Chrome browser installed- A Gmail account- Ability to connect to the internet using a WiFi connection

How big is the class?

- A maximum of 30 participants

Session Details

Location: Communitech Hub, 151 Charles Street West, Kitchener, Ontario  N2G 1H6

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Roddenberry Room

Thursday, February 7, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Roddenberry Room

Includes light morning snack and lunch on both days

Facilitated by: Vector Institute of AI

Blanca Miller 

Natalie Klym 



For more information contact the Communitech Academy: YWNhZGVteSB8IGNvbW11bml0ZWNoICEgY2E=

The Artificial Intelligence Fundamentals Bootcamp is partially funded by the Government of Ontario.

Cancellation policy: 14 days notice is required to obtain a full refund of the $265 registration fee (Wednesday, January 23, 2019, by 5 p.m.)


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