Hey, got a spare 10 hours? IBM’s offering an amazing opportunity to delve into the AI Fundamentals, all for free!
I recently hopped onto IBM’s AI ethics class and let me tell you, it was a great experience. Now, I’m eyeing the complete set of courses to earn myself a nifty digital credential in AI, all during the holiday break.
You know, long before ChatGPT shook things up, there was IBM Watson. It’s the one that made waves by besting Ken Jennings on Jeopardy back in 2011. Crazy, right?
IBM’s AI Fundamentals Free Training Program
And hey, did you know ZDNET’s Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols was once a clue on Jeopardy? Small world, huh?
Alright, back on track. IBM’s been in the AI game for ages and they’ve been proactive about it. Their generative AI solution, Watson, isn’t sitting idle. It’s designed to help businesses implement both traditional machine learning and generative AI, customized to their specific needs.
Why does this matter? Well, if any company can ace teaching AI fundamentals, it’s IBM.
Their AI Fundamentals program is tucked inside the SkillsBuild learning portal and it’s a breeze to complete. Just around ten hours spread across six courses.
Speaking of which, I’ve always had this thing for AI ethics (I even did my thesis on it way back when). The AI ethics class was right up my alley. It tackled the balance between tech advancements and ethical responsibilities. Think fairness, avoiding biases, transparency, and making AI systems robust against attacks. Governance, data protection, and privacy were also key topics.
I’m planning to tackle the rest of the courses during the holidays. To kick things off, create a free account on IBM’s SkillsBuild learning portal. But remember, you’ll need to be logged in to access the links to IBM’s free AI courses listed below.
Artificial Intelligence Fundamentals Learning Plan
This course takes you through AI’s journey and its potential to revolutionize the world. From predictions to language comprehension, image analysis, and a hands-on simulation, it’s a comprehensive dive into AI career possibilities.
Basic Overview of Artificial Intelligence (1 hour and 15 minutes)
A quick session on AI’s history and its knack for decoding complex data, evolving without human intervention.
Understanding Language and Visual Recognition (1.5 hours)
Ever wondered how AI systems understand language or identify images? This course spills the beans on natural language and vision processing, powering technologies like chatbots and photo analysis.
Machine Learning and Deep Learning (2 hours)
Discover how machines learn and predict. Uncover the logic behind computer learning and explore how AI systems, inspired by human brain neurons, solve tough problems.
Execute AI Models Using IBM Watson Studio (1 hour and 45 minutes)
This hands-on course lets you create AI machine-learning models using IBM Watson Studio. Get ready to get your hands dirty and delve into real AI work.
AI Ethics (1 hour and 45 mins)
A deep dive into the crucial realm of AI ethics. Real-world examples highlight the implementation and significance of ethical practices in building reliable AI systems.
Your Future in AI: The Job Landscape (1 hour)
Interested in an AI career? This course covers the rapidly growing job market and the necessary skills for success. Real professionals share their journey, plus there are resources to help you kickstart your own.
More Learning Resources
This article is part three of our series on free AI learning resources. We’ve also explored Amazon’s and OpenAI’s free AI courses, among others.
So, why wait? Sign up now and make the most of your holiday time by bagging a new credential. If you take any of these courses, drop a comment below and share your experience. Stay tuned for more resources in early 2024 to keep your AI learning journey going strong!