AI in Finance

Elite professional insights to upgrade your finance career

Upcoming workshops
Introductory
15-19
3.5 hours
Online

AI in finance – a winning investment

Today’s global financial services rely on the collection and interpretation of high volumes of data, making them the perfect partner for Artificial Intelligence. Machine learning models can predict whether debit card transactions are fraudulent, Apple Pay powers its Face ID with deep learning – you can even get advice from Erica, Bank of America’s finance chat bot.

Finance institutions are rapidly embracing the benefits of AI to automate tasks, mitigate risk, detect fraud, and deliver personalised banking. Finance professionals who invest in machine learning skills are set to be highly-valued and the opportunities for career profit have never been greater.

How this workshop could benefit you

Elite Instruction

Get an expert, insider guide to the dynamic world of finance today

Financial Insights

Discover the trends shaping the future of finance

Expert Guidance

Learn how AI skills could prove valuable in different finance sectors

Practical Learning

Benefit from hands-on tasks and real-life scenarios

Insider Advice

Gain first-hand insight into an exciting range of financial career paths

Executive Career Coaching

Pick up career tips and advice from finance experts

Valuable Contacts

Build a network of current and future finance professionals

Get Ahead of the Curve

Give your university applications and career pathway a competitive edge

Speaker Bio

Delivered by guest expert

Data Scientist, MBA Graduate from New York University

Moideen is a Data Scientist at a leading global financial services company and has worked in computer science, business analytics, and quantitative finance. He is a Computer Science graduate with an MBA in Business Analytics and Quantitative Finance from New York University.

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What to expect?

An insider’s guide to the potential of AI in finance

Hosted by a finance expert, our workshop introduces you to the world of AI in finance and its ever-increasing range of applications, from predicting share performance to preventing money laundering. Explore the benefits of developing AI skills and gain valuable experience for a successful and challenging career in finance.

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Learn practical AI skills first hand

The workshop gives you first-hand experience of developing a machine learning model to predict credit card fraud. You’ll learn about the steps involved in creating machine learning models (data cleaning, data wrangling, model building, model performance analysis etc) and how these are deployed in finance. You’ll develop a deeper understanding of why AI skills are so valuable for finance professionals.

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Exclusive access to finance experts

Our guest professionals are ready to share their experiences of working across financial services and discuss the transformative role tech and AI plays in their field. They’ll answer your questions and offer valuable advice on starting out and progressing within your chosen area of finance.

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Workshop timetable

13.30

Welcome

Meet your instructor and get a brief overview of the day’s activities.

13.40

AI in Finance

Review real-life case studies and explore current and future applications of AI in finance.

14.05

AI and Machine Learning

Take a closer look at the workings of AI and specific machine learning algorithms, and explore hot topics in finance including self-directed learning and machine cognition.

14.30

Build your skills

Get practical, hands-on experience training a machine learning algorithm to predict credit card fraud.

15.30

Prepare for a career in finance

Add to your practical experience as you gain an understanding of the tools and programming languages needed for different finance roles and the best career routes to develop your machine learning skills.

16.00

Panel Q&A

Ask our experts – get the answers and advice you need to get ahead.

The timetable is just an example and the exact timings and content may be a little different on the day.

Requirements

A PC or Mac (laptop or desktop)

Zoom to access the workshop

A stable internet connection

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Upcoming workshops

Date

21 August 2021

Time

13:30 - 17:00

Price

£75

Frequently asked questions

What is Skills Gap?

We are a careers accelerator, running short tech workshops and courses for 15-19 year-olds. Taught by passionate industry experts, our programmes give you the insight and practical tech skills required by companies in finance, science, engineering and many other sectors.

Who is the AI in Finance workshop for?

The workshop is specifically designed for students aged 15 to 19 who are looking for a career in finance, and want to understand more about how AI is influencing the industry and the machine learning skills that can support differing career paths in financial services. It aims to give you a head start before you begin university or take any other route into the sector.

Do I need any tech or financial experience to take part?

Not at all. The workshop has been created with beginners in mind, and has been designed to give you an overview of AI in finance today and to introduce you to basic machine learning skills.

How do I access the workshops online?

We use Zoom. It is free, easy, allows everyone to be on camera and mic at the same time, and features intuitive presentation and learning tools, like collaborative white boards and break-out rooms for group work.

How fast does my internet need to be?

You will need a stable internet connection capable of supporting video conferencing. We recommend using a wired ethernet connection with a download speed of at least 4Mbps and an upload speed at least 1Mbps (preferably 3.8Mbps).

What computer hardware and software will I need?

Essential hardware
You will need a PC or Mac (laptop or desktop) which has at least 8GB of RAM and runs Windows 10 or Mac OS 10.11 or later.

Essential software
You will need Zoom. If you have not used it before, you can create a free account and download the app for your phone, tablet or computer.

You will also need Microsoft Excel 2016 or later. Please make sure it is the full version and not the web-based program, which lacks some essential functions.

If you do not have Excel, we recommend you get a free Office 365 licence using your school email address or take a free Office 365 trial (which requires a credit card). You can also get a personal licence for Office for £59 a year / £5.99 a month.

Recommended
We also highly recommend using a second screen. This will allow you to quickly and easily move between the various applications.

While a tablet, smartphone or Chromebook can be used as a second screen, we don’t recommend you use these on their own for the workshop.

How do I join the workshop on the day?

We will send you a Zoom link via email shortly before it starts.

Who do I speak to if I have more questions?

If you have not been able to find out what you need from the information on this page, please email our friendly team at hello@skillsgap.tech.

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