Archive for August, 2011

Artificial Intelligence 101 Class in Second Life

August 29, 2011 Leave a comment
AILC at sunset

IEEE's Artificial Intelligence Learning Center in Second Life

The Virtual IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) will start teaching classes on Artificial Intelligence in the virtual world Second Life (SL).  The first class is called “AI 101” and will be offered this Saturday (Sep 3) and Sunday (Sep 4) at 10 am SLT/PDT.  The classes are bite sized with lessons presented in 30 minutes or less with focus on 3 principle things: (1) learning about AI; (2) practical application; and (3) resources for learning more.  We hope to inspire you to learn more about this exciting technology as we head into a future of untold possibilities.


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3 Free Stanford Courses

August 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Intro to AIIn a bold experiment in distributed education, Stanford University is offering 3 free online courses:

Over 125,000 people already signed up for the 10-week AI course.

Stanford University is offering a free online course in Artificial Intelligence (AI) taught by Peter Norvig (Google’s Director of Research and author of the classic AI textbook) and Sebastian Thrun (Stanford professor and winner of the DARPA Grand Challenge).  The course is an experiment in an idea called “massive open online courses” where anyone with an Internet connection can take classes without paying tuition.  The online course will run in tandem with the physical class from October to December with online students watching the same lectures, completing the same assignments, and taking the same exams as their Stanford counterparts.  Online students will not receive credit or formal recognition from the university—but they will receive grades for their assignments and exams, and those who complete the course online will get certificates created by the professors.

More than 135,000 people have already signed up for registration notification.  The professors are recommending students buy the class textbook, which is co-written by Mr. Norvig, and dedicate at least 10 hours a week to the course, which Stanford considers an intermediate-level class that requires some mathematical and programming knowledge.  Online enrollment ends Sept 20th and a certificate is being provided upon successful completion of the course.

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