AI Essentials

AI Essentials

AI Essentials: Demystifying AI and Blockchain

This introductory course explores the world of artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain technology through a non-technical lens. Learn about real-world applications of these advanced technologies and their potential benefits and risks. No prior technical knowledge is required. 

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the basic concepts behind AI and blockchain
  • Recognize examples of AI and blockchain applications in everyday life
  • Consider the potential benefits and risks of these technologies
  • Discuss the ethical implications of AI and blockchain innovations
  • Imagine how these technologies may shape the future

Courses in this Certificate Program

  • OnDemand: 4 Hours
  • Optional Live: 2+ Hours
  • Tuition: $149
Components of this CourseHours Delivery Method
Student Orientation1 HourLIVE Online (Optional)
AI Essentials4 HoursOnDemand - Instructor Supported
Live Instructor AMA - bi-monthly1 Hour +LIVE Online (Optional)

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AI Essentials Program Objectives

Certificate of Completion – Demystifying AI and Blockchain – 6 Hours

20% Focus Area Certification Exam Competencies for:

  • Web3 Foundations Level 1 Certification
  • Certifying Body: Web3 Certification Board (W3CB)

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No prior AI, blockchain or computer programming experience is required. A 10th-grade reading and math proficiency is recommended.

Demystifying AI and Blockchain Course Content

Module 0: Introduction

  • A brief overview of AI and blockchain in plain language
  • Potential benefits of combining technologies

Module 1: AI Concepts

  • Key AI concepts like machine learning without jargon
  • Focus on real-world examples and applications

Module 2: Blockchain Basics

  • A high-level look at how blockchain works
  • Transparency benefits

Module 3: Use Cases

  • Examples of AI and blockchain applications (see Use Case link)
  • Benefits to consumers and industries

Module 4: Ethical Considerations

  • Data privacy, security, and other ethical aspects
  • Emphasize the importance of ethics in technology development

Module 5: Challenges and Opportunities

  • Challenges like bias in AI and the adoption of blockchain
  • Future opportunities and impact on society

Module 6: The Future

  • Where AI and blockchain are heading
  • Potential impact on jobs, businesses, and daily life

Module 7: Key Takeaways

  • Main points about AI, blockchain, and their promise
  • A look at a more transparent and empowered future

Use Case Review

Supply Chain Management

Within the realm of Supply Chain Management, Blockchain’s distributed ledger is instrumental in tracking products at every step of the supply chain, hence ensuring transparency and traceability. In conjunction, AI algorithms delve into supply chain data to optimize routes, highlight inefficiencies, and foresee delays. The unison of these two technologies paves the way for intelligent, real-time optimization and automation of convoluted global supply chains.

Healthcare Records

Moving on to Healthcare Records, Blockchain shows its prowess by securely storing medical records and maintaining a chronological narrative of health data. Simultaneously, AI analytics tools peruse these records to discern health trends, craft personalized treatment recommendations, and anticipate outbreaks. Collectively, these technologies streamline accurate diagnosis and treatment while safeguarding sensitive patient data.

Autonomous Vehicles

As for Autonomous Vehicles, these self-driving entities are heavily reliant on AI technologies such as computer vision and deep learning. Correspondingly, Blockchain can be employed to securely communicate with and authenticate other vehicles on the road. Additionally, it can facilitate autonomous payments for transportation services like tolls and parking. This amalgamation of technologies enables smart mobility, powered by AI and protected by Blockchain.

Fraud Detection

Lastly, in the context of Fraud Detection, AI algorithms demonstrate their capability by identifying patterns and irregularities in financial transactions that could signify fraud. In parallel, Blockchain provides an unalterable record of all transactions. When combined, AI can promptly flag potential fraud in real-time, while Blockchain ensures an accurate account of the transaction history for investigation, culminating in a much faster and more reliable fraud detection mechanism.

Course Information

  • November 21, 2023
  • Location: OnDemand & LIVE Online
  • Tuition: $149
  • Tuition Assistance
  • 4 Total Hours
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Additional Information

  • Module Quizzes and Knowledge Checks
  • Guest Lectures & Networking
  • Student Orientation
  • LIVE Online Instructor AMAs
  • Certification Exam Prep

Certification Competencies


The material covered in this course contributes to 20% of the Focus Areas as defined in the Web3 Certification Association (W3CB) Web3+ Certification Exam Competencies.

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10% of the Focus Areas Exam Competencies for the W3CB AI Prompt Engineering Certification.

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Certification Tracks

This AI Essentials Course is included in two (2) Certification Career Tracks



  • AI Essentials
  • Web3 Foundations
  • Blockchain Foundations
  • Data Protection Regulation: GDPR, CPRA/CCPA
  • Exam Voucher: W3CB Web3+ Certification Exam (v2023) Voucher.