IBM Applied AI Professional Certificate Online

Develop practical skills in Python and IBM applied AI thanks to deep learning courses that show you how to design, build and deploy AI-powered apps.

Franklin University has partnered with Coursera Campus to provide cutting-edge certificates to learners seeking to advance. Courses are open to all learners. No application required.

What You Will Learn

  • Gain an understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) concepts, including machine learning, deep learning and neural networks
  • Use IBM Watson to develop and deploy chatbots and virtual assistants
  • Learn Python programming basics, including working with data and solving real-world problems
  • Develop AI-enabled apps, create interactive information retrieval systems, and build and run unit tests

About the IBM Applied AI Professional Certificate

Let this IBM Applied AI Professional Certificate kick-start your AI career. Through the six courses in this program, you'll learn the in-demand skills needed by AI developers and professionals, including Python, IBM Watson AI services, and APIs.

This specialization is ideal for those looking to explore machine learning and computer vision techniques in applying AI and AI-powered solutions to support smart devices, valuable data and efficient Cloud-based tools.

Through self-paced coursework and hands-on projects, you’ll gain a better understanding of the transformative power of AI and its application and use cases. You'll also create and deploy a variety of smart solutions, including a chatbot, computer vision web app, and speech-enabled virtual assistants for social media.

This Professional Certificate program is ideal for individuals who like to learn, grow, and experiment, and who have a passion for innovation and technology. Upon completion, you'll be prepared to pursue a variety of AI-focused career positions, including ML engineer, AI developer and data engineer. Plus, you will have earned the widely recognized IBM badge that demonstrates your proficiency in the emerging technologies of AI.

Required IBM Applied AI Professional Certificate Courses

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI)

BEGINNER | Data Science | Self-paced | 11 hours

In this course you will learn what Artificial Intelligence (AI) is, explore use cases and applications of AI, understand AI concepts and terms like machine learning, deep learning and neural networks. You will be exposed to various issues and concerns surrounding AI such as ethics and bias, & jobs, and get advice from experts about learning and starting a career in AI. You will also demonstrate AI in action with a mini project. This course does not require any programming or computer science expertise and is designed to introduce the basics of AI to anyone whether you have a technical background or not.
Getting Started with AI using IBM Watson

BEGINNER | Data Science | Self-paced | 11 hours

In this course you will learn how to quickly and easily get started with Artificial Intelligence using IBM Watson. You will understand how Watson works, become familiar with its use cases and real life client examples, and be introduced to several of Watson AI services from IBM that enable anyone to easily apply AI and build smart apps. You will also work with several Watson services to demonstrate AI in action. This course does not require any programming or computer science expertise and is designed for anyone whether you have a technical background or not.
Building AI Powered Chatbots Without Programming

BEGINNER | Computer Science | Self-paced | 11 hours

This course will teach you how to create useful chatbots without the need to write any code. Leveraging IBM Watson's Natural Language Processing capabilities, you'll learn how to plan, implement, test, and deploy chatbots that delight your users, rather than frustrate them. True to our promise of not requiring any code, you'll learn how to visually create chatbots with Watson Assistant (formerly Watson Conversation) and how to deploy them on your own website through a handy WordPress plugin. Don't have a website? No worries, one will be provided to you. Chatbots are a hot topic in our industry and are about to go big. New jobs requiring this specific skill are being added every day, consultants demand premium rates, and the interest in chatbots is quickly exploding. Gartner predicts that by 2020, 85% of customer interactions with the enterprise will be through automated means (that's chatbots and related technologies). Here is your chance to learn this highly in demand set of skills with a gentle introduction to the topic that leaves no stone unturned.
Python for Data Science, AI & Development

BEGINNER | Data Science | Self-paced | 21 hours

Kickstart your learning of Python for data science, as well as programming in general, with this beginner-friendly introduction to Python. Python is one of the world’s most popular programming languages, and there has never been greater demand for professionals with the ability to apply Python fundamentals to drive business solutions across industries. This course will take you from zero to programming in Python in a matter of hours—no prior programming experience necessary! You will learn Python fundamentals, including data structures and data analysis, complete hands-on exercises throughout the course modules, and create a final project to demonstrate your new skills. By the end of this course, you’ll feel comfortable creating basic programs, working with data, and solving real-world problems in Python. You’ll gain a strong foundation for more advanced learning in the field, and develop skills to help advance your career. This course can be applied to multiple Specialization or Professional Certificate programs. Completing this course will count towards your learning in any of the following programs: IBM Applied AI Professional Certificate Applied Data Science Specialization IBM Data Science Professional Certificate Upon completion of any of the above programs, in addition to earning a Specialization completion certificate from Coursera, you’ll also receive a digital badge from IBM recognizing your expertise in the field.
Building AI Applications with Watson APIs

INTERMEDIATE | Data Science | Self-paced | 17 hours

A learner will be able to write an application that leverages multiple Watson AI services (Discovery, Speech to Text, Assistant, and Text to Speech). By the end of the course, they’ll learn best practices of combining Watson services, and how they can build interactive information retrieval systems with Discovery + Assistant.
Introduction to Computer Vision and Image Processing

BEGINNER | Data Science | Self-paced | 22 hours

Computer Vision is one of the most exciting fields in Machine Learning and AI. It has applications in many industries, such as self-driving cars, robotics, augmented reality, and much more. In this beginner-friendly course, you will understand computer vision and learn about its various applications across many industries. As part of this course, you will utilize Python, Pillow, and OpenCV for basic image processing and perform image classification and object detection. This is a hands-on course and involves several labs and exercises. Labs will combine Jupyter Labs and Computer Vision Learning Studio (CV Studio), a free learning tool for computer vision. CV Studio allows you to upload, train, and test your own custom image classifier and detection models. At the end of the course, you will create your own computer vision web app and deploy it to the Cloud. This course does not require any prior Machine Learning or Computer Vision experience. However, some knowledge of the Python programming language and high school math is necessary.
Python Project for AI & Application Development

INTERMEDIATE | Computer Science | Self-paced | 7 hours

This mini-course is intended to apply foundational Python skills by implementing different techniques to develop applications and AI powered solutions. Assume the role of a developer and unit test and package an application with the help of multiple hands-on labs. After completing this course you will have acquired the confidence to begin developing AI enabled applications using Python, build and run unit tests, and package the application for distribution. PRE-REQUISITE: **Python for Data Science, AI and Development** course from IBM is a pre-requisite for this project course. Please ensure that before taking this course you have either completed the Python for Data Science, AI and Development course from IBM or have equivalent proficiency in working with Python and data. NOTE: This course is not intended to teach you Python and does not have too much instructional content. It is intended for you to apply prior Python knowledge.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the IBM Applied AI Professional Certificate cost?

When you enroll in this self-paced certificate program, you decide how quickly you want to complete each of the courses in the specialization. To access the courses, you pay a small monthly cost of $35, so the total cost of your Professional Certificate depends on you. Plus, you can take a break or cancel your subscription anytime.

How long does it take to finish the IBM Applied AI Professional Certificate?

It takes an average of 3-4 months to complete the courses and hands-on projects to earn your certificate.

What prior experience do I need to enroll?

No prior experienced is needed for this beginner-level series. Enroll now.

What will I be able to do with my IBM Applied AI Professional Certificate?

Your certificate will allow you to demonstrate your proficiency in applied AI, including building and applying AI technology, including creating smart applications with IBM Watson AI services, OpenCV and APIs.

Do I need to apply and be accepted as a Franklin University student to take courses offered through the FranklinWORKS Marketplace?

No. Courses offered through the Marketplace are for all learners. There is no application or admission process.



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