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Professional Academy Diploma in Advanced Artificial Intelligence

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Refine your practical expertise in artificial intelligence with a Professional Academy Diploma in Advanced AI. Acquaint yourself with pivotal AI technologies and frameworks - from ethical considerations to AI governance. Gain in-depth knowledge across various sectors, enhancing your professional toolkit. Explore the latest trends and techniques in AI, such as generative algorithms and decision-making models, to advance your career and make informed business decisions.

While not essential, this course is perfect for those who have already studied our AI for Business course (a general understanding of AI concepts will be helpful).

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  • Live online lectures with an industry expert
  • 12 weeks: One 3 hour lecture per week
  • Wednesdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
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Starts 19 Sep — Ends 05 Dec 24

Part-time / evening
  • Live online lectures with an industry expert
  • 12 weeks: One 3 hour lecture per week
  • Thursdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
  • €1995

Secure your place with a 50% deposit and the rest after your course commences. Save an additional 5% when you pay in full at time of booking.

Why UCD Professional Academy?

  • Valuable, trusted certification
  • Industry expert lecturers
  • Flexible learning options

Advanced Artificial Intelligence Course Modules

The ideal next step from our course exploring Artificial Intelligence for Business, this course will help you refine and expand your knowledge of AI.

You will gain a nuanced understanding of AI's rapidly evolving role in today's business landscape - from the ethical intricacies and governance challenges to the tangible applications of AI technologies across industries. Whether you're keen to understand the depths of AI ethics or eager to get hands-on experience in workshops, the blend of theoretical knowledge and practical insights on this course will enhance and deepen your expertise. You will unravel the complexities of AI governance, operational efficiency, and human engagement, all tailored to give you a competitive edge in your professional journey.

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1. Developments In Technology

Explore the complex relationship between emerging AI technologies and their roles in shaping business strategies and societal norms.

  • Foundational knowledge on key technologies
  • Implications of technological advancements

2. Ethics In AI

Delve into the moral labyrinth of artificial intelligence, scrutinising the ethical dimensions that accompany its application and influence.

  • Contemporary ethical dilemmas
  • Application of ethical frameworks
  • Understanding core ethical concerns

3. AI Governance: Policy & Regulation

Navigate the evolving and intricate regulatory terrain of AI to understand how laws and guidelines are shaping the future of intelligent systems.

  • Current regulatory measures
  • Implications for businesses and society
  • The future of AI governance

4. Leadership In The Age Of AI

Explore emerging leadership paradigms in a world increasingly driven by artificial intelligence, focusing on vision and decision-making.

  • Leadership strategies
  • Decision-making in AI contexts
  • Vision crafting for AI futures

5. Generative AI & Business Applications

Immerse yourself in the transformative power of Generative AI, and its potential to revolutionise various industry sectors.

  • Practical applications of generative AI
  • Impacts on businesses
  • Future trends

6. Prompt Engineering

Master the inner workings of Generative AI, learning how tailoring the instructions inputted can help to fine-tune its capabilities for optimal utility and implementation.

  • Techniques to maximise generative AI utility
  • Practical implementation

7. Optimising Operational Efficiency

Investigate how AI technologies can streamline operations, making organisations more efficient and agile in today's fast-paced environment.

  • AI-driven optimisation techniques
  • Real-world applications
  • Efficiency metrics

8. Decision-Making & AI

Examine the algorithms and models that empower AI to make decisions, and the impact this has on business strategies and solutions.

  • Decision-making models in AI
  • Implications for businesses
  • Challenges and solutions

9. AI & Human Engagement

Explore the many nuanced ways in which AI is altering human interactions, affecting both social structures and individual experiences.

  • AI-driven human engagement models
  • Societal implications
  • Future trends

10. Trust, Transparency & Explainability In AI

Look at the challenges and solutions around trust issues in AI, focusing on transparency and the ability to explain AI decisions.

  • Challenges in AI trust
  • Measures for transparency
  • Explainability techniques

11. Hands-On Workshop: Part 1

Engage in a practical session where you'll receive guidance and feedback on a draft project, enhancing your understanding of course material.

12. Hands-On Workshop: Part 2

Conclude your learning journey with a reflective session that wraps up the key insights from the course and offers additional support for your project work.


Access to thousands of journals, articles and papers. Free of charge.

Students taking part in this course will now have access to the EBSCO Online Library, free of charge, for the full duration of the course. Here you can browse thousands of relevant journals, articles and other reliable academic and commercial texts like the Harvard Business Review, Bloomberg Businessweek and Forbes Magazine, to supplement your learning and assignments.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is this course right for me?

This course is for professionals seeking to delve deeper into AI's impact on business. You may be a CEO, Business Strategist, HR Manager, or someone who works in innovation or digitalisation. Whether you're looking to leverage AI for business growth, implement it operationally, or understand its societal and ethical implications, this course aims to deepen your knowledge and skills. This course is designed to continue the learning from our Professional Academy Diploma in Artificial Intelligence for Business; it would therefore suit people who possess broad foundational knowledge of the subject and an acquaintance with AI's core concepts, terminology, and role in digital transformation.

How will this course help with my career?

This course serves as a catalyst for career advancement across multiple sectors. AI concepts are increasingly becoming a non-negotiable skillset - not just in tech roles but also for leadership and strategy positions. By delving deeper into AI's multifaceted applications in business, ethical considerations, and governance, you'll gain the sort of specialised knowledge that sets you apart in the job market. Whether you're an Operations Manager aiming to enhance efficiency, a Policy Advisor navigating the regulatory landscape, or a Marketing Executive leveraging AI for customer engagement, mastering the complexities of AI will make you an invaluable asset to any organisation.

What is the online learning experience like?

Our online experience is designed to be just as interactive, supportive, and inspiring as the UCD Professional Academy campus experience.

Online courses can be accessed from any computer or laptop with an internet connection.

Live lectures are delivered using Zoom. During these lectures, your teachers will use technology interactively to ensure an engaging learning experience. When appropriate, students will be encouraged to activate their microphones so that they can ask questions and communicate with other students.

What is the student experience like?

Student care is a high priority at UCD Professional Academy, which is why our Student Services team is on hand to support you throughout your time with us. They will respond to any queries you have, help you with any technical issues, and facilitate your learning experience at every point. All students are given access to our Student Portal, where you can see your timetable, access all your study materials, and manage your account.

How is this course assessed?

As part of this course, you will be asked to work on two assignments.

The first one is an action Learning Log that captures how your understanding of AI has evolved during the course. The second allows you to apply what you have learned about AI in a practical way to solve a real-world problem or pain point in your professional context. You will conduct the project yourself with support and then report on the process you went through (what, why, where, when how, and lessons learned).

What are the benefits of a Professional Academy Diploma?

UCD Professional Academy Diplomas and Certificates are designed to give your career an advantage. Developed in conjunction with industry thought leaders our courses teach practical, applied skills to support you to achieve your career and business goals. Professional Academy Diplomas are suitable for career minded learners wishing to advance their professional skills and prospects rather than their academic credentials.

The Professional Academy is an independent wholly owned part of UCD designed to address the need for skills development in the workforce. Courses tend to be short, designed and delivered by industry practitioners, and are not part of nor do they lead to a traditional University award such as a degree or a masters. They are widely accepted by employers and many students are sponsored to study by their organisation.

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How do I get my Professional Academy Diploma?

Your UCD Professional Academy Diploma will be issued electronically on a secure platform, with a link that you can share with employers and others wishing to verify your credentials. You can also add this certificate to your LinkedIn profile.

What payment options are available?

A place on any of our part-time & on demand courses can be secured with a 50% deposit with the remaining balance due within 30 days of the course commencing.

For full-time Bootcamp courses, 100% of the course fee should be paid before starting.

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