About this Professional Certificate
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100% online courses

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Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 3 months to complete

Suggested 12 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Korean, German

Skills you will gain

Deep LearningArtificial Intelligence (AI)Machine LearningwatsonTensorflow

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 3 months to complete

Suggested 12 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Korean, German

What is a Professional Certificate?

Build the Skills to Get Job Ready

Whether you’re looking to start a new career, or change your current one, Professional Certificates on Coursera help you become job ready. Learn at your own pace, whenever and wherever it’s most convenient for you. Enroll today and explore a new career path with a 7 day free trial. You can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time.

Hands-On Projects

Apply your skills with hands-on projects and build a portfolio that showcases your job readiness to potential employers. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to earn your Certificate.

Earn a Career Credential

When you complete all of the courses in the program, you'll earn a Certificate to share with your professional network as well as unlock access to career support resources to help you kickstart your new career. Many Professional Certificates have hiring partners that recognize the Professional Certificate credential and others can help prepare you for a certification exam. You can find more information on individual Professional Certificate pages where it applies.

how it works

There are 12 Courses in this Professional Certificate

Course1

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI)

4.7
364 ratings
82 reviews
Course2

Getting Started with AI using IBM Watson

4.4
115 ratings
19 reviews
Course3

Building AI Powered Chatbots Without Programming

4.8
283 ratings
74 reviews
Course4

Python for Data Science and AI

4.6
6,884 ratings
920 reviews

Instructors

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Joseph Santarcangelo

Ph.D., Data Scientist at IBM
IBM Developer Skills Network
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Yi Leng Yao

MSc., Data Scientist, Software Engineer
IBM Skills Network
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Alex Aklson

Ph.D., Data Scientist
IBM Developer Skills Network
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Sacchit Chadha

Software Engineer @ IBM | Rising Computer Science Senior @ UWaterloo
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Rav Ahuja

AI and Data Science Program Director
IBM
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SAEED AGHABOZORGI

Ph.D., Sr. Data Scientist
IBM Developer Skills Network
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Romeo Kienzler

Chief Data Scientist, Course Lead
IBM Watson IoT
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Tanmay Bakshi

AI Evangelist & Watson Developer
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Antonio Cangiano

Software Developer and Technical Evangelist
IBM Developer Skills Network

About IBM

IBM offers a wide range of technology and consulting services; a broad portfolio of middleware for collaboration, predictive analytics, software development and systems management; and the world's most advanced servers and supercomputers. Utilizing its business consulting, technology and R&D expertise, IBM helps clients become "smarter" as the planet becomes more digitally interconnected. IBM invests more than $6 billion a year in R&D, just completing its 21st year of patent leadership. IBM Research has received recognition beyond any commercial technology research organization and is home to 5 Nobel Laureates, 9 US National Medals of Technology, 5 US National Medals of Science, 6 Turing Awards, and 10 Inductees in US Inventors Hall of Fame....

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Certificate, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Certificate. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • This Professional Certificate consists of 12 courses. Each course entails 6-12 hours of effort. If learning part-time (approx 4-6 hours per week), and completing each course within the recommended 4-6 weeks timeframe, this program can be completed within one year. However, if learninig full-time (approx 4 to 6 hours per day), the entire program can even be completed within 3 to 4 months.

  • No prior background in AI, computer science or programming is necessary. As a part of the program you will learn the Python programming language. High School level Mathematics is required for the second half of the certificate (i.e. for the Machine Learning and Deep Learning courses). Although not a strict requirement, knowledge of Calculus and entry level Linear Algebra is an asset for Deep Learning.

  • Many courses build upon skills learned in previous courses. Therefore it is highly recommended to take the courses in the suggested order.

  • At this stage university credit is not available for the courses in this Professional Certificate.

  • Upon completing this Professional Certificate, you will be able to:

    • Describe what is AI, its applications & use cases, and how its transforming our lives
    • Explain terms like Machine Learning (ML), Deep Learning (DL) and Neural Networks
    • Identify various Watson AI services from IBM and what they can be used for
    • Describe how AI-powered chatbot technology works and its applications
    • Create a customer support chatbot and add it to a website
    • Practice basics of Python programming language using Jupyter notebooks on IBM Cloud
    • Apply Python programming concepts for data science and AI
    • Utilize multiple Watson AI services and APIs together to build smart applications
    • Deploy speech enabled virtual assistants with domain intelligence to Facebook, etc.
    • Explain what computer vision is and its applications
    • Build and train custom image classifiers using Watson, Python and OpenCV
    • Create an interactive computer vision web application and deploy it on IBM Cloud
    • Explain ML algorithms including Classification, Regression, Clustering, and Dimensional Reduction
    • Implement Supervised and Unsupervised ML models using scipy and scikitlearn
    • Express how Apache Spark works and how to perform Machine Learning on Big Data
    • Deploy ML Algorithms and Pipelines on Apache Spark
    • Demonstrate an understanding of Deep Learning models such as autoencoders, restricted Boltzmann machines,  convolutional networks, recursive neural networks, and recurrent networks
    • Build deep learning models and neural networks using the Keras library
    • Utilize the PyTorch library for Deep Learning applications and build Deep Neural Networks
    • Explain foundational TensorFlow concepts like main functions, operations & execution pipelines
    • Apply deep learning using TensorFlow and perform backpropagation to tune the weights and biases
    • Determine what kind of deep learning method to use in which situation and build a deep learning model to solve a real problem
    • Demonstrate ability to present and communicate outcomes of deep learning projects
  • No specialized hardware and software is required to complete these courses. Learners only require a modern web browser (recent versions of Chrome or Firefox) to complete the courses. All hands-on labs and projects will be performed from web browsers using IBM Cloud based environments and Watson AI services, available at no charge to the learners.

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