This is an introductory course to Conversational AI, a technology which seeks to understand and generate natural language, allowing for dialogue between humans and machines. ChatGPT has recently propelled Conversational AI into the limelight but, in this course, we look to unpick the subject from the foundations, eventually building up to these Large Language Models and the extraordinary use cases they can unlock.
The material will cover both the concepts and theory as well as bring them to life through hands-on practical work and examples. We will also top and tail this course with a history of Conversational AI and an examination of the ethics involved when the ‘intelligence’ boundary begins to blur between human and machine.
Tutor support and face-to-face lessons will take place during advertised teaching hours. Classes are taught in small groups as usual, so you’ll get lots of support from your tutor.
This course is a introduction to the vast world of data analytics and machine learning using the Python programming language.
You will learn about the state of the art in data analytics and machine learning by leveraging the most widely used Python libraries, which are developed and maintained by companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter.
As both data analytics and machine learning fields are quite vast and fast expanding, we will focus our efforts on grasping the foundations, which should enable you to get a junior position as a data analyst.
Please note: If you have never done any programming before, you need to have a strong grasp of Python before enrolling - we recommend our Intro to Programming with Python short course as the pre-requisite. Delegates who are strong programmers in other languages (C++, Java etc) may be able to convert as they go. Please see the linked intro course's syllabus for guidance.
The Introduction to Programming with Python short course introduces beginners to Python, a powerful, open-source language very popular in the fields of data analysis, finance and web development.
In this hands-on course, students with little or no prior experience of programming or Python will learn how to think like programmers and apply knowledge gained to solving practical exercises in class, having an experienced tutor present to answer questions.
Live tutor support and online lessons will take place during advertised teaching hours. Classes are taught in small groups as usual, so you’ll get lots of support from your tutor.
The Spreadsheet Data Analysis and Automation with Python short course introduces people familiar with basic Python knowledge to data analysis.
In this hands-on course, students with prior experience of Python will learn how to install Python libraries such as Pandas, how to use openpyxl and xlwings to manipulate and automate data in Excel format, and how to manipulate data in Google sheets.