Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning Course for Managers

Get a strategic perspective of how artificial intelligence (AI) works and helps you excel at work!

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AI & ML for Managers - Overview

This "AI for Managers" course is exclusive for managers (project managers, CXO's, directors, VP's, product managers, senior managers, team leads, etc.) with our unique cloud lab access. The self-paced course teaches the managers the artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) needed to manage any AI/ML projects/innovations.

This course is designed exclusively for managers and doesn't require any programming knowledge. The course will teach you the building blocks of AI using real-world practical examples and case studies.

Also, AI projects are complex and as a manager, you must know how to set the strategic technical direction for the entire team and the organization.

The general perception is that we should know a lot of maths to learn AI. But after training for 1,000+ hours and solving many business problems using AI, we believe that anybody can learn AI and apply the learnings at work or, even in our day-to-day life.

Just bring your business and managerial experience, and the course will do the rest.

By the time you finish the course, you will be ready to apply the newly acquired skills to drive better business and strategic decisions for your business using AI.



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Learn at your pace from industry experts. 12+ hours of learning.

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Analyze various datasets to train the algorithms and predict the the outputs

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Course 1

AI & ML for Managers

This is the first and only course in the specialization. We start with learning the basics of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning. Then we understand the impact of artificial intelligence in various businesses and learn how can you leverage artificial intelligence in your current roles.

Each topic consists of high-quality videos, slides, hands-on assessments, quizzes and case studies to make learning effective and for life. With this course, you also get access to real-world production lab so that you will learn by doing.

Course does not require any specific knowledge on artificial intelligence, machine learning, programming and maths. Bring your business and managerial experience and course will do the rest.

As part of the introduction, we will learn what is AI, Various Components of AI, Machine Learning and Big Data. We will also learn the various use cases with very humane examples.

You will also become familiar with various common terms used in AI, Machine Learning and computing.

In this chapter, we will learn the process of Machine Learning and various important concepts using life-related examples. We will start with the basics of Machine learning and by the end, we will be ready to build Machine Learning projects.

2.1 Approach - First, We will understand the difference between the Machine Learning based approach and traditional approach. We will take a case study of a spam filter for email.

2.2 Types - Afterwards, we will learn to identify the type of Machine Learning problem. We will understand the various types of Machine Learning problems. To make the process easier to understand we will take four case studies to identify the type of machine learning to use. Afterward, there will be 5 exercises to make the concepts sink in.

2.3 Basics - Then, we will learn the process of a typical Machine Learning project. There are two phases of training and predicting - we will learn these details by the way of visualizations and examples.

2.4 Train and Test - Further, we will learn that during the development there are two parts - training and test. We will learn about various challenges in splitting the data - various biases. It would include a very basic premiere on statistics.

We will learn how to trust a machine learning model by the way of learning various performance measures. This will be based on multiple case studies.

2.5 Representing your data - The main role of any manager is to know the data and be able to represent it. Learning how to represent the data for the consumption of an algorithm is the key to solving the business problems with data. We will learn how to identify features, instances and labels etc based on four different projects.

Afterward, there will be case studies to help understand the identification of features, instances, labels, performance measures etc.

2.6 Overfitting and Underfitting - The most important concept in Machine Learning and human behavior is to identify not-learning and too much learning - both extremes are bad. As part of this session, we will learn the difference between bias and variance or underfitting and overfitting with very real-life examples.

This will not involve any mathematical, coding or technical details. Instead, it will be based on very humane examples. We will also learn how to detect if our Machine Learning model is not-learning at all and rote-learning or memorizing.

We will learn about cleaning, wrangling, visualizing the data. This chapter will revolve around understanding of Analytics, Statistics and probability. We will also touch upon the statistical inference.

We will build an end to end Machine Learning project while learning the concepts whenever needed. We will start with a project such as predicting the housing prices in California. We will go through various steps such as: Framing the problem, identifying the type of problem, splitting the data, selecting the performance criteria etc.

We have built a very simple tool called BootML which makes it possible to do the end-to-end projects without any know-how of programming language or frameworks. BootML takes input from you in a very user-friendly interface and then generates the entire project.

This will be followed by seven case studies which you can build using BootML.

This chapter will go a little deeper into Machine Learning. We will learn how algorithms work. We will explore the important algorithms and their internal working in simple words using real-life examples without any maths or coding.

We will learn Linear Regression, Decision Trees, Neural Networks, Different types of neural networks such as CNN and RNN. We will also learn a great technique called ensemble learning.

In a typical Machine Learning project, there are various challenges. This chapter covers these difficulties and how to overcome these difficulties.

6.1 Regularization - When machine starts memorizing too much, we need to do regularization. We will learn about various regularizing techniques such as dropout.

6.2 Dimensionality Reduction - If there are too many features of every object we need to remove certain features because it would overflow the memory or could take up a long time. This is known as dimensionality reduction - we will learn about various ways of dimensionality reduction in a humane way. Do you know that when we take a photo we are actually converting a 3D object into 2D? That's exactly is dimensionality reduction - taking a photo such that most important information is still retained.

6.3 Data Augmentation - If sometimes we have very few datasets but we generate more data from existing ones. For example, we can tweak existing photos to make them more. This lies under Data Augmentation. We will learn the data augmentation techniques and also understand when to use and not to use data augmentation.

6.4 Transfer Learning - Machine learning models typical require a lot of data, processing and time. If we have neither of three, then what we do? This is where the transfer learning comes into play where we download an existing brain (neural network) and tweak it to fit the need.

6.5 Distributed ML - We will also learn how to distribute if the process is too slow or taking too much of resources.

In many machine learning examples, we do not have labeled data. Instead, we try to figure out the patterns in the given data.

A typical machine learning project would involve both supervised and unsupervised approaches. We will learn the following topics as part of this chapter. We will learn about the various unsupervised machine learning problem and also we will learn which algorithms to use in which kind of problems. This will be followed up by various case studies and examples.

7.1 Natural Language Processing (NLP) - Natural language processing or NLP is the ability to understand human language. There have been remarkable inventions in NLP in the last few years. In NPL, we will learn about the various forms of natural language processing such as Named Entity Extraction (NER), TFIDF and word embedding.

7.2 Clustering - Charles Darwin created a hierarchy of species based on the features of all the species. This is exactly an example of hierarchical clustering. In this chapter, we will cover the use-cases, types, and algorithms of clustering. We will be using various case studies as examples.

7.3 Recommendation Engine - Recommendations has been on the forefront of Machine Learning. The Netflix competition and Amazon's product recommendations are the most obvious examples of Machine Learning. In most cases, the Machine Learning in an organization starts with a recommendation engine.

Recommendation generation is also known as collaborative filtering. We will learn various algorithms, strategies, and tools to create successful recommendations.

We will learn how to measure the performance of recommendation engine, address the cold start problem and also deal with a humongous dataset. We will also address where not to use the recommendation engine.

As part of this chapter we will learn how to compose larger applications using the building blocks from the previous chapters.

We learn how large systems like Alexa, Self Driving Cars, E-Commerce Recommendations (Amazon), Data Center Power Consumption Optimizations, AutoDraw, Google Docs - Insert Symbol features and Google Translate.

We will learn about frameworks, libraries and programming languages and their differences.

As part of this chapter, we will just get to know the names of various libraries and their functions. In programming languages, we will get to know about Python, C, C++ and Java overview. We will learn about the frameworks such as Keras, Tensorflow, Spark MLLIB, Scikit Learn.

We will also learn about various open source frameworks, pre-trained models and datasets to use. An exhaustive list of further reading will also be provided.

We will learn about how to build and retain the data science team and how to manage larger projects.

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Course Creators
Sandeep Giri

Sandeep Giri

Founder at CloudxLab
Past: Amazon, InMobi, D.E.Shaw
Course Developer
Abhinav Singh

Abhinav Singh

Co-Founder at CloudxLab
Past: Byjus
Course Developer
 Jatin Shah

Jatin Shah

Ex-LinkedIn, Yahoo, Yale CS Ph.D.
IIT-B
Course Advisor

Reviews

(4.9 out of 5)
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I have thoroughly enjoyed both the ML and DL courses from CloudXLab and will look forward to reviewing the videos/material at a later time. I’ve been to many meetups and paid sessions on ML /DL and this course beats most of them on the depth of topics and certainly breadth of topics. I’ve not taken any online courses (Andrew Ng, for example) to their conclusion, so I won’t draw a conclusion there. For an instructor-led, interactive course, I would expect to pay many times more for a class (ML and DL) such as this in the US. The instructor is easy to understand, has extensive experience, and truly cares about the student knowing the material.

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A very well structured instructor-led course. The instructor was very thorough, and always willing to answer questions and clarify coursework, no matter how minor. The course described the theory of machine/deep learning well, but also followed through with very thorough examples to demonstrate the practical implementations of the theory. This leads nicely into the student exercises, which served to solidify the instructor's teachings and encourage experimentation. The resources provided for students was exceptional and presented in a very user-friendly format.

My only complaint is that the course went quite overtime, but I also appreciate Sandeeps dedication to quality and ensuring that he finished teaching us everything adequately.

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This is one of the best-designed course, very informative and well paced. The killer feature of machine/deep learning coursed from CloudxLab is the live session with access to labs for hands-on practices! With that, it becomes easy following any discourse, even if one misses the live sessions(Read that as me!). Sandeep(course instructor) has loads of patience and his way of explaining things are just remarkable. I might have better comments to add here, once I learn more! Great Jobs guys!

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It has been a wonderful learning experience with CXL. This is one of the courses that will probably stay with me for a significant amount of time. The platform provides a unique opportunity to try hands-on simultaneously with the coursework in an almost real-life coding example. Besides, learning to use algebra, tech system and Git is a good refresher for anyone planning to start or stay in technology. The course covers the depth and breadth of ML topics. I specifically like the MNIST example and the depth to which it goes in explaining each and every line of code. Would definitely recommend the instructor-led course.

FAQ

This course is for leaders and managers who want to learn how to leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning to drive better business decisions and innovations. This course is for

  • CxOs
  • Directors
  • VPs of various business verticals
  • Senior managers and team leaders

Regardless of your current domain or role, this course will teach you all the necessary terms and concepts to enhance your understanding of AI.

This course will help you to understand the current state of Artificial Intelligence and how it is disrupting the businesses globally. It will help you in learning how to talk the language of data scientists and machine learning engineers.

This course does not require any specific knowledge of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Programming, and Maths. Bring your business and managerial experience and course will do the rest.

Yes, you will work on projects and case studies in the course. Once you will complete the course along with videos, projects, and assessments, you will be awarded a certificate which you can share on LinkedIn.
For self-paced courses, we provide 100% refund if the request is raised within 7 days from enrollment date.

Please contact us at reachus@cloudxlab.com to request a refund within the stipulated time.

Yes! Your whole team or class can practice real time on CloudxLab. You will only need to share the name and email address of every attendee. Please contact us at reachus@cloudxlab.com to know more.

No, we will provide you with the access to our online lab and BootML so that you do not have to install anything on your local machine

We understand that you might need course material for a longer duration to make most out of your subscription. You will get lifetime access (Till the company is operational) to the course material so that you can refer to the course material anytime.

The course material will be available when the course starts on October 28, 2018.

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