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Artificial Intelligence Module 1:
Fundamental Artificial Intelligence

This course provides essential coverage of artificial intelligence and neural networks in easy-to-understand, plain English. The course provides concrete coverage of the primary parts of AI, including learning approaches, functional areas that AI systems are used for and a thorough introduction to neural networks, how they exist, how they work and how they can be used to process information. The course establishes the five primary business requirements AI systems and neural networks are used for, and then maps individual practices, learning approaches, functionalities and neural network types to these business categories and to each other, so that there is a clear understanding of the purpose and role of each topic covered. The course further establishes a step-by-step process for assembling an AI system, thereby illustrating how and when different practices and components of AI systems with neural networks need to be defined and applied. Finally, the course provides a set of key principles and best practices for AI projects.

The following primary topics are covered:
– AI Business and Technology Drivers
– AI Benefits and Challenges
– Business Problem Categories Addressed by AI
– AI Types (Narrow, General, Symbolic, Non-Symbolic, etc.)
– Common AI Learning Approaches and Algorithms
– Supervised Learning, Unsupervised Learning, Continuous Learning
– Heuristic Learning, Semi-Supervised Learning, Reinforcement Learning
– Common AI Functional Designsl
– Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition
– Robotics, Natural Language Processing (NLP)
– Speech Recognition, Natural Language Understanding (NLU)
– Frictionless Integration, Fault Tolerance Model Integration
– Neural Networks, Neurons, Layers, Links, Weights
– Understanding AI Models and Training Models and Neural Networks
– Understanding how Models and Neural Networks Exist
– Loss, Hyperparameters, Learning Rate, Bias, Epoch
– Activation Functions (Sigmoid, Tanh, ReLU, Leaky RelU, Softmax, Softplus)
– Neuron Cell Types (Input, Backfed, Noisy, Hidden, Probabilistic, Spiking, Recurrent, Memory, Kernel, nvolution, Pool, Output, Match Input, etc.)
– Fundamental and Specialized Neural Network Architectures
– Perceptron, Feedforward, Deep Feedforward, AutoEncoder, Recurrent, Long/Short Term Memory
– Deep Convolutional Network, Extreme Learning Machine, Deep Residual Network
– Support Vector Machine, Kohonen Network, Hopfield Network
– Generative Adversarial Network, Liquid State Machine
– How to Build an AI System (Step-by-Step)
– Common AI System Design Principles and Common AI Project Best Practices

Duration: 1 Day

Taking the Course at a Workshop

This course can be taken as part of instructor-led workshops taught by Arcitura Certified Trainers. These workshops can be open for public registration or delivered privately for a specific organization. Certified Trainers can teach workshops in-person at a specific location or virtually using a video-enabled remote system, such as WebEx. Visit the Workshop Calendar page to view the current calendar of public workshops or visit the Private Training page to learn more about Arcitura’s worldwide private workshop delivery options.

Below are the base materials provided to public and private workshop participants. 

Note that as a workshop participant, you may be eligible for discounts on the purchase of the Study Kit for this course.

Taking the Course using a Study Kit

This course can be completed via self-study by purchasing a Study Kit, which includes the base course materials as well as additional supplements and resources designed specifically for self-paced study and exam preparation. 

Visit the Artificial Intelligence Module 1 Study Kit page for pricing information and for details. Also, visit the Study Kits Overview page for information regarding discounted Certification Study Kit Bundles for individual certification tracks.

The following materials are provided in the Study Kit for this course:

Taking the Course using an eLearning Study Kit

This course can be completed via self-study by purchasing an eLearning Study Kit subscription, which includes online access to the base course materials as well as additional supplements and resources designed for self-paced study and exam preparation.

Visit the  Artificial Intelligence Module 1 eLearning Study Kit page for pricing information and details. Also, visit the eLearning Study Kits Overview page for information regarding discounted Certification eLearning Study Kit Bundles for individual certification tracks.

This eLearning Study Kit provides access to the following materials:

Study Kits and Study Bundles can be purchased using the online store. By purchasing and registering this Study Kit, you may be eligible for discounts on the registration of this course as part of a public workshop.


This course is one of three courses that are used to prepare for Exam AI90.01. A passing grade on this exam is required to achieve the Artificial Intelligence Specialist certification.

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