Technology for Good: AI & Financial inclusion

How to drive better and fair decisions with AI

About the course

Artificial intelligence is not only meant for optimising processes and increasing productivity. This technology is a driver for inclusion, by helping companies making fair decisions in financial services. The renowned example of credit scoring is a good way to visualise how AI can help achieve sustainable goals in the industry. But what are other examples of it?

In this course, Theodora Lau, the founder of Unconventional Ventures and author of “Beyond Good”, will take you through the latest developments of AI in the context of sustainability. You will gain knowledge that is at the cutting edge of the industry, with use cases, trends and frameworks. Theodora will also uncover other important subjects in green finance and fintech that you must know.

Difficulty: Foundations
Duration: 44mins

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With this online course, you will:


Artificial intelligence

Green Finance

Financial Inclusion



The expert you’ll be learning from

Theodora Lau

Founder, Unconventional Ventures and Author, Beyond Good

Theo is a public speaker, writer, and advisor, who work seeks to spark innovation in the public and private sectors for the benefits of the forgotten demographics and to create a more inclusive society. She is the founder of Unconventional Ventures, which focuses on developing and growing an ecosystem of financial institutions, corporations, startups, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and accelerators to better address the unmet needs of consumers, with keen interests in women and underrepresented founders. As part of her work, she regularly mentors and advises startups in both financial services and healthcare/caregiving space.

Theo speakers regularly on the topics of AI, Equality, FinTech, and Longevity. She is a guest contributor for various top industry events, publications, and podcasts, including Journal of Digital Banking, Harvard Business Review, Nikkei Asia, MIT Tech Review, Money20/20, Finovate, RISE, American Banker, Breaking Banks, Financial Brand, Irish Tech News, Mercer, and INV Filter.

She is the co-author of Beyond Good – How technology is leading a purpose-driven business revolution. She is also the host of One Vision, a podcast on innovation and fintech, and runs a weekly newsletter (FinTech Prose) on emerging technologies (such as Voice and AI), inclusion, longevity, fintech, and innovation.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), and a Master of Science in Project Management from George Washington University.

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