Artificial Intelligence: A Layman's Approach

Programme Code: CRS-N-0045020


The new face of industry and automation is Artificial Intelligence (AI).

By increasing the human capacity for data collection and processing, AI presents limitless possibilities in its applications and subsequently its business potential. Streamlining and optimising operations, and reaching out to customers and enhancing their interactions are increasingly becoming easier for businesses thanks to AI. 

The so-called AI revolution is here to stay and shows no signs of slowing, which means business managers and key decision-makers like you would do well to familiarise yourselves with the trends and opportunities for its use in various fields. Doing so will empower you to tap into AI’s capabilities and potentially change your organisation and your industry for the better.

Today, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the hottest buzzwords in business and industry. AI technology is a crucial lynchpin of much of the digital transformation taking place today as organisations position themselves to capitalise on the ever- growing amount of data being generated and collected.

So, what is AI? Join us for this 1-day course and equip yourself with the knowledge of what AI is as well as its impact on the market and industry from a practical and experiential perspective. 

Next Course Starts On21 Feb 2019 (Thu) See Full Schedule
Fee SGD856.00* (as low as SGD96.80* after maximum funding) Learn more

1 day



Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand AI and the underlying segments that make it successful such as Machine Learning - the types and issues around it
  • Learn about AI use cases across sectors and the different approaches
  • Gain insights into current trends in AI
  • Learn about the AI strategy of Tech Giants 

Who Should Attend

Business function and/ or IT managers, and working adults seeking to gain an appreciation of artificial intelligence and its applications in the business world.


An assessment will be conducted at the end of the course.

Fees and Funding

SkillsFuture Series 

Course fee grant at 70% of course fees (excluding GST) for participants who are successfully enrolled by SMU into approved courses under the Programme. Participants must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy ("MCES")
Up to 90% of course fees for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs ("ETSS")
Up to 90% of course fees for employees of SMEs who are Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents

Workfare Training Support Scheme ("WTS")
Up to 95% of course fees for Singapore Citizens aged 35 years and above (13 years and above for persons with disabilities) earning a monthly income of not more than S$2,000.

SkillsFuture Credit
Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above, and self-funding may use their SkillsFuture Credit (up to S$500) to defray part of the course fee. Please click User Guide on how to submit your claim. SkillsFuture Credit claims may be submitted by logging in via

Absentee Payroll
Companies who sponsor their employees for the course may apply for Absentee Payroll via the SkillsConnect system. For more information, please visit SkillsConnect.


Full Fee: S$856 per participant (including GST)

Nett fee payable after SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Funding:

  • S$256.80 (including GST) for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents
  • S$96.80 (including GST) for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above


Start Date(s)
Intake Information
intake 119 July 2018 (Completed)
INTAKE 230 October 2018 (Completed)
INTAKE 321 February 2019 (Open for Registration)
INTAKE 48 April 2019 (Open for Registration)

Speaker/Trainer Bio

Joel Ko Hyun Sik
Founding CEO, Marvelstone Ventures

An Affiliate Faculty member of the SMU Academy, and an investor and serial entrepreneur, Joel's lifelong goal is to invest in and support 10,000 innovative individuals and companies around the world. The purpose is to bring sustainable and smart development to global communities, including via the use of artificial intelligence (AI). As the President of Marvelstone Group, with speciality in PE/VC investments, he develops various businesses and accelerates portfolio companies with a focus on AI, FinTech, and Smart City innovations. Recently, leveraging his experience as the co-founder of the world’s largest FinTech hub LATTICE80, Joel is passionately committed to launching an AI hub globally.

Joel has written widely on the topic of AI, FinTech, Blockchain, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship for publications including The Business Times, Yahoo, Tech In Asia and Singapore Business Review, and has volunteered actively as a mentor for startups. As an Affiliate Faculty atthe Singapore Management University (SMU), he lectures on AI and FinTech. He is also a seasoned speaker at international conferences on those topics, and was selected as a LinkedIn Power Profile (Top 8) for Singapore in Finance in 2018. Joel holds an MBA from the National University of Singapore Business School.


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