Artificial Intelligence for Finance, Accounting & Auditing
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Artificial Intelligence for Finance, Accounting & Auditing

Gain hands-on skills using 8 AI techniques (no coding!), and position yourself for this digital age (Level 1)
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Last updated 6/2020
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This course includes
  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • 20 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Chatbots (AI that can interact in voice and text with humans)
  • Robotic Process Automation + Intelligence (AI that automates business processes)
  • Internet of Things (AI that enables devices to communicate directly without human intervention)
  • Smart Analytics (AI that combines machine learning, business rules, expert knowledge and statistics)
  • Machine Vision (AI that can interpret images, handwriting, and scanned documents)
  • Natural Language Processing (AI that understands human language)
  • Speech Recognition (AI that can comprehend human speech, identify speakers and tones)
  • Machine Learning (AI that can analyze massive data and identifies patterns)
Requirements
  • There are no course requirements or prerequisites for this course.
Description

This course will provide students and professionals a 360 degree view of the current Artificial Intelligence techniques used in Business, Finance, Accounting and Auditing. Through a mix of lectures, hands-on exercises (code free!), case studies, reflection exercises and knowledge-check quizzes, this course will provide a quick and deep overview of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in business.

In this digital age, all careers have a computing element as digitization and automation comes to the forefront of business processes. Those who complete this course will be able to reposition themselves to initiate and implement AI innovation within their teams, and confidently walk into this AI age.

The 8 AI techniques that will be covered in this course include:

  • Chatbot (hands-on software: IBM Watson)

  • Natural Language Processing (hands-on software: RapidMiner with add-ons)

  • Machine Learning (hands-on software: RapidMiner)

  • Machine Vision (hands-on software: Google Apps)

  • Speech Recognition (hands-on software: IBM Watson and Cortana)

  • Internet of Things (hands-on software: MATLAB and ThingSpeak)

  • Robotic Process Automation with Intelligence layer (hands-on software: Automation Anywhere)

  • Smart Analytics (software: MindBridge Ai)



Who this course is for:
  • Professionals and Students in Business, Finance, Accounting and Auditing (No technology background required)
Course content
Expand all 73 lectures 05:17:26
+ Introduction
8 lectures 14:56
What is Artificial Intelligence?
00:42
Why do we need Artificial Intelligence in Finance | Accounting | Auditing
01:23
Reflection Question
1 question
Did AI start yesterday?
02:32
How can you reinvent yourself in this digital age?
02:23
Please familiarize yourself with the Q&A section below where you can post any questions you may have for any lecture. We recommend posting questions you have in the Q&A section in case others may have the same question, and also for the community to chime in and help get you the answer..
Before we jump into the technology...
1 question
+ Section 2: Chatbots
11 lectures 01:02:02
Quick introduction to Chatbots
02:49
Chatbot applications in Finance | Accounting | Auditing
00:54
Chatbot Use Cases
01:53
Description of the hands on exercise
01:08
Step 1: Hands-on - Overview of IBM Watson
05:52
Step 2: Hands-on - Setting up the IBM Chatbot Environment
02:58
Step 3: Hands-on - Creating Dialog Skills for the Chatbot
11:25
Step 4: Hands-on - Adding the Discovery Service
07:46
Step 5: Hands-on - Adding Search skills to the Chatbot
09:54
Step 6: Hands on - Recap of what we have covered with Chatbot development
02:10
Step 7: Hands-on - Integration with Slack
15:13
Chatbot Quiz
3 questions
+ Section 3: Speech Recognition
5 lectures 11:40
Introduction to Speech Recognition
02:42
General example of speech recognition software with emotion detection
00:58
Speech Recognition applications in Finance | Accounting | Auditing
01:18
Speech Recognition Case Study
03:23
Hands-on: Interacting with Speech Recognition
03:19
Speech Recognition Quiz
1 question
+ Section 4: Natural Language Processing
9 lectures 38:28
Introduction to Natural Language Processing
04:21
Preprocessing text for Natural Language Processing
03:12
Natural Language Processing applications in Finance | Accounting | Auditing
01:35
Natural Language Processing Case Study
06:41
Step 1: Hands on - RapidMiner and Meaning Cloud sites
02:52
Step 2: Hands on - Exploring MeaningCloud features
02:19
Step 3: Hands on - Extracting online reviews for text analysis
07:04
Step 4: Hands on - Using MeaningCloud to perform Natural Language Processing
03:41
Step 5: Hands on - Understanding the output
06:43
Natural Language Processing Quiz
3 questions
+ Section 5: Machine Vision
4 lectures 18:44
Introduction to Machine Vision
03:52
Machine Vision applications in Finance | Accounting | Auditing
01:10
Machine Vision Case Studies (Accounting | Auditing | Finance)
06:43
Just for fun :) Illustration of Machine Vision Apps
06:59
Machine Vision Quiz
1 question
+ Section 6: Machine Learning
8 lectures 39:54
Introduction to Machine Learning
03:28
Machine Learning Steps
12:10
Machine Learning applications
01:14
Machine Learning Case Study
01:45
Step 1: Hands on - Getting started on Machine Learning / RapidMiner
07:21
Step 2: Hands on - Decision Trees
06:33
Step 3: Hands on - Random Forest and Logistic Regression
03:52
Step 4: Hands on - Building the ensemble
03:31
Machine Learning Quiz
3 questions
+ Section 7: Robot Process Automation (RPA) + Intelligence
10 lectures 52:18
Robotic Process Automation Case Study
03:20
Step 1: Hands on - Getting started on Automation Anywhere
02:02
Step 2: Hands on - Building the browser connector
05:07
Step 3: Hands on - Adding triggers
02:32
Step 4: Hands on - Bot opening excel
05:58
Step 5: Hands on- Opening an excel file
06:32
Step 6: Hands on - Copy and Pasting between apps
07:57
Step 7: Hands on - Troubleshooting
03:00
Step 8: Bonus Connecting bot to IBM Watson Chatbot via slack
12:53
Robotic Process Automation Quiz
1 question
+ Section 8: Internet of Things
8 lectures 27:11
Introduction to Internet of Things
02:49
Internet of Things Case Study
03:43
Step 1: Hands on - Introduction to MATLAB
03:13
Step 2: Hands on - Introduction to ThingSpeak
04:17
Step 3: Hands on - Setting up Sensor Channels
04:55
Step 4: Hands on - MATLAB Apps
01:54
Step 5: Hands on - IoT Visualization and Time Control
05:08
Step 6: Hands on - IoT wrap up
01:12
+ Section 9: Smart Analytics
5 lectures 22:13
Introduction to Smart Analytics
02:59
Smart Analytics Case Study
08:17
Step 1:Walkthrough of a Smart Analytics Software for audit - Navigating Software
05:52
Step 2:Walkthrough of a Smart Analytics Software for audit - Inner workings
02:24
Step 3:Walkthrough of a Smart Analytics Software for audit - Exploring output
02:41
+ Section 10: Bringing it all together
5 lectures 30:00
What we have covered to this point
07:17
This is a reflection exercise. Doing this exercise will help you think about how Artificial Intelligence can change your work / school / home life
How can AI change your work / life?
5 questions
Implementing AI Applications
07:33
AI implementation Case Study
03:10
The Future of AI in Accounting, Auditing and Finance
09:17
Concluding the course
02:43