UNDERSTAND THE APPLICATIONS OF AI IN FINANCE
WHAT IS AI IN FINANCE?
89% of European banks have started working with Artificial Intelligence. American banks are putting AI at the top of the list for their technology efforts. But what exactly is AI? What are the applications of AI in finance? What are the opportunities, but also the risks of AI in the industry?
“AI in finance” is an online course jointly developed by the Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship and Ngee Ann Polytechnic.
The course consists of video lectures, interviews with guest speakers, supplementary readings and quizzes, which guide participants through the various applications of AI in finance. Its online format allows for independent, self-paced learning, where the content delivered by a diverse group of AI experts can be accessed at any time.
Once the participants successfully complete the 18 modules, they will receive a Certificate of Completion jointly issued by CFTE and Ngee Ann Polytechnic.
WHAT MAKES THE COURSE UNIQUE?
FIRST INDUSTRY-LED COURSE FOR AI IN FINANCE
Our mission is to provide our learners with the tools and the knowledge to embrace the AI revolution in finance. For this reason, we have created a reference course with the industry for the industry. Participants will be given a comprehensive overview on the most relevant trends through a very structured curriculum.
LEARN FROM GLOBAL THOUGHT LEADERS
Participants will learn from industry leaders who work at the largest financial institutions, fast growing startups, investors and regulators. Those leaders share their experience and in-depth knowledge through the course, and give a unique insight on the use of AI in finance in the US, Europe and Asia.
UNDERSTAND ALL SIDES OF AI
The course gives an overview of the potential and challenges of AI in finance, from insights of entrepreneurs who are developing AI to leaders implementing AI in financial institutions. From the technology to the role of people and the importance of ethics, participants will understand AI in a balanced and structured way.
WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR?
This course is suited for a wide range of professionals who are keen to master the key elements of AI and want to understand its applications in finance. We welcome finance professionals, technologists, entrepreneurs, consultants, lawyers and all the people who are ready to take a deep dive into the future of finance.
Consultants & Lawyers
There are no pre-requisites for taking the course.
Participants can get the most out of the course if they have a general knowledge of Fintech and innovation trends in finance. This could be achieved through a structured course such as CFTE’s Around Fintech in 8 hours, Oxford’s Fintech course, MIT’s Fintech course or similar courses.
LECTURERS & SPEAKERS
5 senior lecturers and 18 guest speakers drive the excellence and leadership of AI in finance. They are senior leaders from the largest financial institutions, CEOs of fast-growing startups, investors or regulators and are world-class experts in their domains. They share their insights as industry practitioners to help participants access high quality knowledge and gain first hand experience of AI in finance.
Dr. Ayesha Khanna
MD, Global Ventures
VP Watson, Cognitive Transformation
Chief Data Officer
Standard Chartered Bank
Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer
Ping An Technology
Dr. Winnie Cheng
Chief Data Scientist
Dr. Jason Mars (Ann Arbor)
Prof. Uni of Michigan
CEO of Clinc
Dr. David Hardoon
Chief Data Officer
A GUIDED JOURNEY INTO AI
A STRUCTURED COURSE TO UNDERSTAND AI IN FINANCE
The course has been designed to give a solid foundational knowledge about Artificial Intelligence, and how it applies to different sectors of finance.
On completion of the course, participants will be expected to:
- Have a good understanding of the main concepts behind Artificial Intelligence, including machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, machine vision, etc.
- Appreciate the developments of AI, especially in the context of financial services, and recognise its potential and limitations
- Learn to identify potential use cases of AI in different sectors of finance
- Be able to understand the opportunities and challenges of implementing AI
- Understand future applications of AI by applying conceptual frameworks
- Think of ways to apply AI to the financial industry
- 18 modules of self-paced learning
- Video lectures with curated readings
- Quizzes to test the assimilation of knowledge
- Forum to exchange thoughts with fellow participants
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WHAT LANGUAGE IS THE COURSE HELD IN?
The course is entirely in English. All the video lectures are subtitled to make it easy for anyone to follow.
HOW MUCH DOES THE COURSE COST?
The course costs S$963 per person or S$333 after SkillsFuture Funding (for Singapore Citizens and PRs), and includes the access to all the video lectures, readings, interviews, discussion forums and assessments quizzes. The cost also includes the digital Certificate of Completion for those who have successfully completed all the assessments.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE THE COURSE?
Completing the course takes around 12 hours. The course is structured in 18 modules of 30 to 45 minutes, and participants can take the course at their own pace – either in one go, or over a period of several weeks or months. The course is available for 6 months from the start date.
ABOUT NGEE ANN POLYTECHNIC
Inaugurated in 1963, Ngee Ann Polytechnic is one of Singapore's leading institutions of higher education. Today, the polytechnic has a full-time enrolment of more than 14,800 students. The polytechnic offers 48 full-time courses through its nine academic schools.
With its emphasis on broad-based learning, global exposure and character development, Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s vision is to prepare graduates with a passion for learning, values for life and competencies to thrive in a global workplace.
The Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship is an education platform supported by senior leaders from the largest institutions, universities and startups. It addresses the needs of professionals in finance to up-skill in a rapidly changing industry being transformed by emerging technologies.
The platform is designed to deliver content of the highest quality thanks to the contribution of a group of global experts coming from finance, technology and academia. Its objective is to equip participants with the right knowledge, skills and mindset to thrive in a world of Digital Finance.