AI is Revolutionising
Financial Services

Explore and Learn AI Strategies in the Financial Services Course

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How it works

Step 1

for free

The AI Strategies for Financial Services course is free to take.

Step 2

Take the course
in your own time

The 60 minute course can be completed in one sitting, or over several sessions.

Step 3

Mint your NFT

If you score 80% or higher on the quiz questions, you will get the option to mint an NFT certificate of completion on the Polygon chain for 600 UBU.

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What you get


Interactive Learning

Engage with hands-on exercises and real-world examples that make AI concepts in Financial Services come alive.


From Basics to Brilliance

Suitable for beginners in the Financial Services field, yet packed with insights to intrigue the greatest minds in the industry.


Empowered Skillset

Equip yourself with knowledge and skills that are indispensable in today's tech-driven world.


Certified Expertise

Earn a certification upon completion, bolstering your professional and personal growth for future jobs.


Community & Support

Join a community of learners, share ideas, and get your questions answered.

Course Highlights

Introduction to AI and Generative AI in Finance

An overview of AI and Generative AI: Definitions and differences with examples from global applications like education in China and healthcare in Australia. Transformative Impact: How AI is revolutionizing finance, citing growth statistics and case studies from industry leaders like Amazon. Strategic Adoption: Emphasizing the importance of a focused, strategic approach rather than a broad implementation.

Module 2 - Strategic Use Cases of AI and Generative AI

High-Impact Applications: Explore predictive analytics, automated advising, risk assessment, and customer-centric AI Strategies. Success Stories: Case studies illustrating value creation, focusing on the strategic importance of AI in enhancing competitiveness and customer service.

Module 3 - Data Strategy for AI and Generative AI

Using tools like AI Readiness Index to assess organizational preparedness in data management, we unpack the importance of data in training models, and strategies for data management.

Module 4 - Ethical and Legal Frameworks for AI and Generative AI

Dive into the fascinating world of Large Language Models. Understand the foundational principles and discover the history of AI, differentiating between AI, machine learning, and deep learning.

Module 5 - Technology Infrastructure for AI and Generative AI

Infrastructure Requirements: Exploring computational resources and software platforms necessary for AI deployment. Integration Challenges: Addressing the need for specialized infrastructure and technology for effective AI implementation.

Module 6 - Skills and Capacity Building for AI and Generative AI

Essential Skill Sets: Identifying skills in data engineering, machine learning, and AI ethics necessary for AI projects. Training Initiatives: Discussing the importance of developing an AI and Generative AI-ready workforce through targeted training and development.

Module 7 - Implementing AI and Generate AI Strategies

Practical Steps for Implementation: Guidelines for implementing AI solutions in financial operations, including innovation balancing and risk management. Overcoming Technical Debt: Understanding the impact of ‘technical debt’ in AI development and strategies to mitigate it.

Module 8 - Change Management with AI & Generative AI Initiatives

Adapting Change Management Strategies: The importance of robust change management in AI implementation, including steps and recommendations for effective change management. Addressing Challenges: Managing resistance and fostering a culture supportive of AI initiatives.


Summarizing the main points on AI and Generative AI in finance.

Meet your educator

Dr Mark Nasila


Chief Data and Analytics Officer
First National Bank Risk

Dr. Nasila is also a Singularity University Faculty for Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Data strategies. He is a steering committee member of the National Institute for Theoretical Physics and Computational Sciences (NITheCS), a research fellow at Stellenbosch University and a Professor of practice in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Johannesburg. Dr. Nasila has presented at various local and international conferences, and has published and written multiple opinion pieces. He holds a PhD in Mathematical Statistics from the Nelson Mandela University and is also an alumni of the SingularityU South Africa Executive Programme. He was named one of the Corinium Global Intelligence ‘2020 Global Top 100 Innovators in Data and Analytics’, named the 2022 South African Finnovator (Financial Services Innovator) of the year by Exibex at the FINNOVEX 2022 awards, as well as the recipient of the Excellence in Data & Analytics 2022 Award at the DigiBank Summit.

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Frequently Asked Questions


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What is the AI Strategies in Financial Services course about?

This course is designed to provide insight to professionals within the financial services industry in the world of Artificial Intelligence. It covers fundamentals like definitions and differences, transformative impact and strategic adoption.

Who is this course intended for?

This course is perfect for professionals in the financial services industry who have experience in AI but are curious and want to learn how to use AI effectively. Anyone who is wanting to learn more and upskill themselves can take this course.

Do I need programming skills to take this course?

No, you don't need any programming skills. This course is designed for beginners without technical backgrounds.

How long does it take to complete the course?

The course consists of five modules and takes approximately 60 minutes to complete. You can pace yourself and go through the content at your own speed.

Is there a fee for this course?

The course is free to take. If you score more than 80% on the quizzes, you can optionally mint a Soul-bound NFT certificate (not transferable) when you complete the course on the Polygon chain for 600 UBU.

Do I need any special software or equipment to take this course?

No, you don't need any special software or equipment. You can access the course content online from your computer or mobile device. You will need to signup an account on

Will I receive a certificate upon completing the course?

If you score more than 80% on the quizzes, you can optionally mint a Soul-bound NFT certificate when you complete the course for 600 UBU.