M3: Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence for Analytics

2021/2022

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Module M3 aims at providing insights into the most foundational architectures of deep learning algorithms within both supervised and unsupervised learning, thus building a strong foundation for further exploration of more specific and cutting-edge techniques. Real-world problems that are approached with the techniques covered in this module include the development of advanced recommender systems (marketing), computer vision models (healthcare, economics), powerful unsupervised pattern recognition systems (fraud detection or credit default prediction in finance) and (attempts of) stock market index prediction.

Upon completion, students will acquire theoretical and practical knowledge, enabling them to understand and explain central techniques and concepts of deep learning approaches as well as the fundamentals of artificial intelligence for analytics. They will be able to select and apply appropriate methods to real-world problems and critically reflect on them.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary knowledge on:

  • the central concepts within deep learning, the key elements of artificial neural networks and depict their functionality.
  • main architectures of supervised and unsupervised deep learning algorithms as well as recent developments in deep learning and artificial intelligence.
  • ethical and societal problems concerning the use of artificial intelligence.

Skills

The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary skills in:

  • selecting and preparing various types of data for use in deep learning environments.
  • selecting and constructing different kinds of deep learning architectures (e.g. Artificial Neural Networks, Convolutional Neural Networks, Recurrent Neural Network) and design an appropriate architecture of the models.
  • implementing “correct” training of selected models, including tuning and optimising models, utilising trained models for prediction tasks, and evaluating model performance.

Competences

The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary competences in:

  • using deep learning techniques to solve social science problems in Big Data contexts.
  • making informed decisions about the selection of algorithms (also where it is better not to use deep learning/AI techniques at all).
  • identifying cases that require particular attention concerning ethical and social consequences of deep learning and AI application.

Type of instruction

For information see §17.

Exam

Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • A prerequisite for participating in the exam is that the student has participated actively in developing written material during the module.

Exams

Name of examM3: Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence for Analytics
Type of exam
Oral exam
Group examination with max. 6 students.
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleM3: Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence for Analytics
Module codeKAØKO202120
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Economics
DepartmentAAU Business School
FacultyThe Faculty of Social Sciences