Course Detail

Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain (41814, 50 Unit Course)

Course Description by Faculty

  • Xiu, Dacheng
  • Content

    This course provides a high-level introduction to two rapidly developing technologies: artificial intelligence and blockchain. Artificial intelligence, in particular machine learning and natural language processing algorithms, has been adopted by a variety of real-world FinTech companies that build their business based on credit scoring, fraud detection, real-estate valuation, portfolio management, and quantitative trading. Blockchain technology is the cornerstone of cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, and decentralized finance, a rising industry with great potential to disrupt the future of finance.

    This course is designed for those who are interested in the inner workings of the technologies, as well as their applications in the FinTech industry. Specifically, it places emphases on the philosophy and intuition behind these technologies, as well as their promises and perils, but not on the technical details.

    Class Meets Summer 2023:  8/7, 8/8, 8/10, 8/11, 8/12

  • Prerequisites
    Prereq: Cannot enroll if 41813 taken previously: strict
    • No non-Booth Students

  • Grades
    Grades will be determined by 4 homework assignments (40%), participation and professionalism (10%), and an individual final project (50%). For homework assignments, you are encouraged to work with a
    group of other students (max size 4) and each group only need turn in one write-up. Homework assignments are due each class and should have a clear and professional presentation. The final is due in September.
    • No pass/fail grades

  • Syllabus
  • Summer 2023Section: 41814-88EMBA1 2:00PM-5:00PMHarper CenterC0650 Unit Course
Description and/or course criteria last updated: March 1 2023