Certificate in Foundations of Artificial Intelligence (AI) with Women in AI, TU Dublin and Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet

Artificial Intelligence as a discipline has evolved significantly in recent times and is moving more and more into the mainstream. Companies are increasingly using robots, machine learning and other AI based technologies to enhance their business processes, performance and outcomes. In fact, the Future Jobs Report released by the World Economic Forum in October 2020 states ‘the leading positions in growing demand are roles such as Data Analysts and Scientists, AI and Machine Learning Specialists and Robotics Engineers’. The field is continuously growing in importance, and Ireland is fast becoming a pioneer in the space. This short and focused programme aims to give you the skills required to transition to a career in the field of Artificial Intelligence, or the programme can be used as a gateway into further education in the area.

The programme marks the first Krisolis course certified by TU Dublin, and successful completion will earn participants a 10 ECTS CPD Award at NFQ Level 8.

This exciting initiative has been developed in partnership with TU Dublin and Women in AI with grants available, for those eligible, from Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet.

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If you are in employment please apply through Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet to access funding and start your AI journey.

Please contact us for more information.

Info and Costs


Spring Course Commences Tuesday 25th October 2022

Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6.30pm to 9pm

Duration: 12 weeks

Price: €1,259 with grants available from Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet for those eligible

Location: Online Classroom

For other course date and cost options, contact us.

Should I Attend?

Are you looking to transition into a career in Artificial Intelligence but are unsure about where to start? Do you have a technical background but feel some of your skills need updating? Does your role require you to have a good grounding in the subject of Artificial Intelligence without being an expert? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then this is the programme for you. 

This programme has been designed as an introduction to the Foundations of Artificial Intelligence. It is specifically targeted at those with an interest in, and aptitude for, transitioning into the field of Artificial Intelligence but who do not necessarily have a background in Artificial Intelligence or a related area.

What will I Learn?

Over 12 weeks you will learn what Artificial Intelligence is, how it can be applied to solve specific problems, and how to work through a specific problem from concept to project completion. You will be introduced to key mathematical concepts and programming skills. You will also learn how to present insights gained in a project to a more general audience, and of course consideration will be given to the ethical and societal implications of building and deploying Artificial Intelligence solutions.

Key topics covered and questions answered in the course will include:

  • What is AI?
  • What can AI be used for? Separating some of the myths from the realities.
  • How to design and architect AI solutions.
  • An overview of the tools and technologies used for building AI solutions.
  • Programming with Python.
  • The key mathematical techniques needed for AI.
  • Ethical practice in AI.

The Faculty

The programme will be led Krisolis CEO, Aoife D’Arcy, and Director of Training, Dr. Brian Mac Namee, with members of our expert faculty stepping in to lead sessions on their areas of specialism. 

Aoife is an expert in analytics strategy, application, customer insight, fraud, and risk analytics. She’s an experienced trainer, and analytics mentor. She has worked in Ireland and abroad with some of the biggest names in banking, finance, insurance, gaming and manufacturing.

Brian has over two decades of experience in data analytics lecturing, training, research, and consultancy. His research interests lie in the areas of artificial intelligence, machine learning, predictive analytics, and data visualisation. As well as teaching at Ireland’s top universities, Brian has delivered analytics training for world-leading organisations as well as mentored analytics teams at companies ranging from large multi-nationals to small start-ups.

Meet the rest of our faculty here.