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Our comprehensive courses, designed by industry experts, get you up to speed fast: no padding, or detours, or thousands spent on outdated content. We give you exactly what you need to adopt AI in your business or to advance your career. 

Pedagogic Design

Pedagogic Design

SMART learning goals. Microcredential issued upon successful completion. Lesson quizzes validate understanding. Curriculum updated monthly.

Engaging & Effective Content Delivery

Engaging & Effective Content Delivery

Caters to diverse learning styles. Lessons integrate video, audio,and images. Students receive a free copy of our best-selling book.

Instructor-Guided Business Application

Instructor-Guided Business Application

Instructor-guided course assignments kick-start your AI strategy. Option to apply to your business or industry. 

Live Sessions and Ongoing Support

Live Sessions and Ongoing Support

Live, instructor-led sessions weekly. Instructors regularly engage in the discussion forums, providing learning support. Up-to-date AI advancements, applications, and case studies 

Long-Lasting Community

Network with other leaders via the course forum and discord site for engagement beyond the course timeline. Stay connected with the latest news and innovations.

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Navigating the Generative AI Landscape

Learn the latest AI technologies, strategies, and practical applications tailored to non-technical professionals. 

Our instructor-graded assignments help you kick-start your AI business strategy, or alternatively, you can apply it to your favorite industry.

Navigating the Generative AI Landscape: words by Inês Almeida, spoken by Cy.

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Artificial Intelligence Fundamentals for Business Leaders Course

This self-paced course includes 50 key lessons for non-technical business leaders. It's based on I. Almeida's  best-selling book, featured by Amazon as #1 Hot New Release in information technology.


Introduction to Artificial Intelligence [FREE]
Learning Objectives: 
Demonstrated comprehension of AI's evolution, definition, applications, and comparison with human intelligence.

  1. Innovate and Adapt, Faster!
  2. AI and the Transformation of the Global Business Landscape
  3. What is Artificial Intelligence?
  4. Human Intelligence Versus Machine Intelligence
  5. Current and Emerging Applications
  6. Computational Power
All About Data
Learning Objectives: 
Clear understanding of the significance of data, and strategies for data management.

  1. Big Data
  2. Data Science Versus Machine Learning
  3. Harnessing Data for Machine Learning: Strategies and Challenges
  4. Proprietary Data as a Competitive Advantage
  5. Open Data and Data Sharing
  6. The New Era of Generative AI: Understanding the Data Management Implications
Machine Learning for Business Leaders
Learning Objectives: 
Familiarity with machine learning algorithms, and different learning types.

  1. Why Business Leaders Must Understand Machine Learning
  2. Expert Systems
  3. Machine Learning
  4. Supervised Learning
  5. Unsupervised Learning
  6. Self-Supervised Learning - Bridging the Gap
  7. Reinforcement Learning
  8. Reinforcement Learning from Human Feedback (RLHF): Enhancing AI Models with Human Input
Stepping-Stone Models and Concepts - Non-Technical Overview
Learning Objectives: 
Demonstrated comprehension of parametric and non-parametric algorithms.

  1. Parametric And Non-Parametric Algorithms
  2. Linear Regression
  3. Logistic Regression
  4. Decision Trees
  5.  Ensemble Methods
  6. K-Means Clustering
  7. Key Steps of a Machine Learning Project
Deep Learning for Business Leaders
Learning Objectives: 
Understanding of deep learning, its basics, and the structure and types of neural networks, and the key steps involved in a machine learning project.

  1. Introduction to Deep Learning
  2. Neurons
  3. The Perceptron
  4. Training a Neuron
  5.  Neural Networks
  6. Basic Types of Neural Networks
Model Selection and Evaluation - Business Decision-Making
Learning Objectives: 
Ability to select and evaluate machine learning models and utilize them for decision-making.

  1. Model Selection
  2. The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Quality Data
  3. Model Evaluation
  4. Outputs Versus Outcomes
  5. Enhancing Decision-Making with Machine Learning
Generative AI For Business Leaders
Learning Objectives: 
Detailed understanding of generative AI, its value chain, transformer models, diffusion models, and governance challenges.

  1. Introduction to Generative AI
  2. Transformer Models
  3. Transformers: The Near Future
  4. Generative Adversarial Networks
  5. Diffusion Models
  6. Foundation Models
  7. The Generative AI Value Chain
  8. Training GPT Assistants and the Art of Prompting
  9. Prompt Strategies
  10. Regulating and Governing Generative AI: A Case Study of the European Union
Assignment: AI Opportunities and Challenges for Your Business or Industry
Learning Objectives:  
To analyze the opportunities and challenges posed by the integration of Generative AI technologies in your business operations, and to design an initial strategic response to these insights. You can work on a real or imagined business.

Payment Options

Monthly Subscription

The monthly subscription is an economic option for students who plan to get through the course quickly and have a carved out time to complete it. Once subscribed, each student will have access to an account page that allows them to check their invoices and to cancel their subscription at any time.

You can try before you buy by enrolling in the academy and enjoying the first module for free, no credit card required.

AI Fundamentals for Business Leaders self-paced course monthly subscription option:

    • $149 AUD
    • $99 USD
    • £79 GBP
One-Time Payment

The one time payment option gives students access to the course for 6 months. This is the most economic for those balancing other commitments.

You can try before you buy by enrolling in the academy and enjoying the first module for free, no credit card required.

AI Fundamentals for Business Leaders self-paced course  one time payment option:

    • $299 AUD
    • $199 USD
    • £159 GBP
One-Time Payment + Coaching

Each student has access to the course for 6 months and can schedule 2 x 30 minutes online coaching sessions with the instructor. This is the perfect package for those using the course’s final assignment to shape their company's AI business strategy. 

A perfect opportunity to validate your business' Generative AI opportunities and challenges and industry-specific applications and use cases without the need for expensive consulting firms or masters degrees. Once the ticket is purchased, the student will receive a bookings link and can schedule the two sessions at any time during the 6 month access.

You can try before you buy by enrolling in the academy and enjoying the first module for free, no credit card required.

AI Fundamentals for Business Leaders self-paced course one time payment option, plus coaching:

    • $599 AUD
    • $399 USD
    • £320 GBP
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About your instructor: Inês Almeida
Inês Almeida

Inês Almeida

Inês Almeida is the Chief Transformation Officer at Now Next Later AI. With a wealth of experience spanning over 26 years, Inês held senior positions at companies such as Thoughtworks, Salesforce, and Publicis Sapient, where she advised hundreds of executive customers on digital- and technology-enabled Business Strategy and Transformation.

She is the bestselling, award-winning author of several books including the AI guides: "Introduction to LLMs for Business Leaders: Responsible AI Strategy Beyond Fear and Hype" , "Generative AI Transformation Blueprint" and "Artificial Intelligence Fundamentals for Business Leaders: Up to Date With Generative AI."

She is a regular speaker at industry events such as Gartner Symposium, SXSW, and ADAPT. Inês serves as an AI advisory member in the Adelaide Institute of Higher Education Course Advisory Committee.

Her academic qualifications include:

  • Computer Science Engineering: ISIG - Instituto Superior de Informática e Gestão
  • Executive Program in Strategy and Organization: Standford Business School
  • Company Director Course — Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Complete AI for Business Specialization: Wharton Business School
  • AI Product Management Specialisation: Duke University
  • Generative AI with Large Language Models: DeepLearning.AI
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Pedagogic Design is Teamwork

We build a curriculum focusing on learning goals, applying best practices and evolving them to find the best methods, activities, and tests to help students meet their goals.

In building a program focused on AI and data, we embed intelligence into everything we do. Our videos in self-paced courses may feature AI avatars, but each lesson is carefully designed and curated by our team of expert humans. We work hard to make sure every part of your learning experience is just right for you. Our team is online guiding you at every step along your learning journey.

AI Academy Pedagogic Design: words by Inês Almeida, spoken by Cy.

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At the AI Academy, we align with the National Microcredentials Framework. This initiative is aimed at addressing the growing demand for shorter-form courses that enable rapid upskilling and lifelong learning.

We align with each principle in our commitment to a culture of continuous learning and growth, where every member is encouraged and supported to enhance their skills and knowledge, and seek advice from the best in our field.

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Student Testimonials

Client Testimonial: The engaging lessons, simple to understand, have empowered me to explore new horizons in AI. Now, I feel confident about bringing a fresh perspective to the AI job market. If you're planning a career switch to AI, this is a must-attend course!
Student Testimonial: I thought AI was difficult to learn. It's not. Thanks to Ines and team, I now can speak confidently about machine learning models and generative AI. This course gave me the confidence to apply for a master's degree.
Student Testimonial: The AI Fundamentals for Business Leaders course gave me the confidence I needed to navigate the intimidating world of AI. Ines (and Cy) did an amazing job of making a complex subject accessible and relatable.
Student testimonial: This course was a revelation! The short videos were not only educational but also engaging.   The text lessons allowed me to dive deeper into each concept, and I used the final assignment as guidance to my AI adoption plan
Student Testimonial: This is a well structured course that dives into AI without the jargon. The way it's tailored for non-technical students is just brilliant. It gave me what I need to adopt AI in my business. Don't miss this one!
Student Testimonial: As a small business owner, I don't have time or budget to take a masters degree in AI and data, And, when I was looking around, none of the courses included Generative AI. Then a friend recommended this one, and in two weeks, I had drafted my AI strategy.
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AI Books for Business Leaders - Now Next Later AI Byte-Sized Series

About Us

Now Next Later AI, an AI advisory, training, and publishing business supporting organizations with their AI adoption, strategy, and transformation.

All our AI Academy instructors practice what they teach, helping businesses unlock AI opportunity, safely and ethically. We have the finger on the pulse of latest AI applications, use cases, and lessons learned.

Through our publishing division, we curate the best AI thought leadership. Similar to our courses, we update our Byte-Sized Learning book series monthly to keep pace with the fast-moving industry.

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