Join the AI in Finance Revolution

Artificial Intelligence is now a reality in finance. But exactly what is AI? What are its applications in finance? How shall professionals prepare for an AI world?  AI in Finance is a structured course that will help finance professionals and technologists acquire the right foundations to be part of the AI revolution.

Course 1: Foundations of AI in Finance: Applications and trends  is designed to provide you with a cohesive overview of the current landscape of AI in finance. 

Learn the fundamentals of what AI is and how it is impacting industries both inside and outside of finance. Explore the most recent trends and future trajectory of the AI and discover who is driving the application of new, cutting edge technologies in machine learning and deep learning.

This course is the first of four courses in the Artificial Intelligence in Finance Specialisation. 

The Artificial Intelligence in Finance Specialisation brings together leading industry experts to create four short courses that cover all facets of AI use in finance. With a global view from East to West, you will develop a solid understanding of the growth of AI, and its future trajectory across the globe.

Dr. Ayesha Khana

Learn from an experienced practitioner

Dr. Ayesha Khanna is Co-Founder and CEO of ADDO AI, an artificial intelligence (AI) advisory firm and incubator. She is a strategic advisor on artificial intelligence, smart cities and Fintech to clients such as SMRT, Singapore's largest public transport company, SOMPO, Japan's largest insurance firm, and SmartDubai. Ayesha is also the Founder of 21C GIRLS, a charity that delivers free coding and artificial intelligence classes to girls in Singapore. Ayesha is author of Straight Through Processing (2008) and co-author of Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization (2012). She has been published and frequently quoted on important business publications such as The New York Times, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, etc. Ayesha has a BA in Economics from Harvard University, an MS in Operations Research from Columbia University and a PhD in Information Systems and Innovation from the London School of Economics.

Ayesha Khana

Cofounder & CEO

Huy Nguyen Trieu

Learn from an experienced practitioner

Huy Nguyen Trieu is the Co-Founder of the CFTE - Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship. He is also the CEO of The Disruptive Group – a business builder and advisory firm in innovation and finance. Prior to setting up CFTE, Huy was a Managing Director at Citi, and previously at Royal Bank of Scotland and Société Générale. Before banking, he was the CEO of Ukibi, a VC-funded startup in the US. He is a frequent keynote speaker in Europe and Asia, likes to teach and share with students and entrepreneurs, and is regularly quoted in articles on innovation and finance. He writes the blog Disruptive Finance, is a Fintech Fellow at the Centre for Global Finance and Technology at Imperial College, an Entrepreneurship Expert at Oxford Said Entrepreneurship Centre. He is also a member of ESMA’s Consultative Working Group for financial innovation and a founding member of the Asian SuperCharger, one of the largest Fintech accelerators in Asia. Huy is a graduate from MIT (US), École Polytechnique (France) and Ecole des Ponts et Chaussees (France). He is married and a happy father of 3 daughters.

Huy Nguyen Trieu

Co-Founder of CFTE

Global Contributing Experts

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the basics of what AI is, its history and how it is being applied by a range of organisations

  • Learn a simple framework of AI applications and discover how these applications are currently integrated with our everyday lives

  • Understand how AI is currently being implemented in finance and develop an awareness for a number of case studies and examples

  • Investigate the numerous stakeholders that are driving AI adoption and develop an understanding of their differing roles and responsibilities in the AI landscape

  • Develop an understanding of the latest trends in AI as well as an awareness about its future trajectory

Course Information

Course curriculum

  • 01

    Course 1 of the Artificial Intelligence in Finance Specialisation

    • Welcome to Foundations of AI in Finance: Applications and trends

    • Welcome from the Programme Directors

    • Welcome from the Senior Lecturer - Ayesha Khanna

    • Course Handbook | Introduction & Overview

    • Course Handbook | Glossary

    • Interact with CFTE & AI Learners

    • Join Our Community at CFTE!

    • Preliminary Survey - Getting Started

  • 02

    Module 1: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence in Finance

    • Course Handbook | Module 1


    • 1. What is AI?

    • 2. History & Adoption of AI

    • 3. Talent & AI

    • 4. AI Initiatives

    • 5. Summary




    • QUIZ

  • 03

    Module 2: Use Cases of AI Outside Finance


    • 1. The Six Pillars of AI

    • 2. Automation & Personalisation

    • 3. Optimising & Detecting Anomalies

    • 4. Forecasting & Innovating with AI

    • 5. Our Role in an AI World

    • 6. Summary

    • Challenge



    • QUIZ

    • Course Handbook | Module 2

  • 04

    Module 3: Use Cases of AI in Finance


    • 1. Automation

    • 2. Personalisation

    • 3. Optimisation & Anomaly Detection

    • 4. Forecasting

    • 5. Innovation

    • 6. Summary

    • Challenge



    • QUIZ

    • Course Handbook | Module 3

  • 05

    Module 4: Industry Drivers of AI in Finance


    • 1. Startups

    • 2. Investors

    • 3. Financial Institutions

    • 4. Technology Companies & Regulators

    • 5. Summary

    • Challenge

    • QUIZ



    • Course Handbook | Module 4

  • 06

    Module 5: AI Trends and Future Developments


    • 1. AI and the Acceleration of Digitalisation

    • 2. New Technologies and Applications

    • 3. AI and the Great Reset

    • 4. AI's Role in Inclusive, Responsible and Sustainable Finance

    • 5. Future Challenges and Concerns

    • 6. Accelerated Transformation Trends


    • Course Handbook | Module 5

  • 07


    • Congratulations!

    • What's Next?

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