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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 analyse investor sentiment to forecast changes in the market. Finance professionals who invest in machine learning skills are set to be highly-valued and the opportunities for career profit have never been greater.
Get an expert, insider guide to the dynamic world of finance today
Discover the trends shaping the future of finance
Learn how AI skills could prove valuable in different finance sectors
Benefit from hands-on tasks and real-life scenarios
Gain first-hand insight into an exciting range of financial career paths
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Pick up career tips and advice from finance experts
Build a network of current and future finance professionals
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Meet our 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.
Learn practical AI skills first hand
The workshop gives you first-hand experience of developing a machine learning model to predict the probability of price moves in financial markets. 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.
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.
Meet your instructor and get a brief overview of the day’s activities.
AI in Finance
Review real-life case studies and explore current and future applications of AI in finance.
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.
Build your skills
Get practical, hands-on experience training a machine learning algorithm to predict the probability of price moves in financial markets.
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.
Ask our experts – get the answers and advice you need to get ahead.
A PC or Mac (laptop or desktop)
Zoom to access the workshop
A stable internet connection
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/Frequently asked questions
Skills Gap is a not-for-profit careers accelerator that runs insightful workshops for young people to give them a competitive edge in their future studies and career. We offer a range of intensive workshops designed specifically for 15-19-year-olds and delivered to small groups by experienced industry experts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari provide the best tested web browsers for the Google Colab activities.
We also highly recommend a second screen. This will allow you to quickly and easily move between the various activities.
(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.)
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.
You also need a Google account to upload the files into your online workspace for the practical session.
We will send you a Zoom link via email shortly before it starts.
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).
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