Monday, August 22, 2011

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence


Introduction to

A bold experiment in distributed education, "Introduction to Artificial Intelligence" will be offered free and online to students worldwide during the fall of 2011. The course will include feedback on progress and a statement of accomplishment. Taught by Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig, the curriculum draws from that used in Stanford's introductory Artificial Intelligence course. The instructors will offer similar materials, assignments, and exams.

Artificial Intelligence is the science of making computer software that reasons about the world around it. Humanoid robots, Google Goggles, self-driving cars, even software that suggests music you might like to hear are all examples of AI. In this class, you will learn how to create this software from two of the leaders in the field. Class begins October 10.
Details on the course, including a syllabus is available here. Sign up above to receive additional information about participating in the online version when it becomes available.

A high speed internet connection is recommended as most of the course content will be video based. Access to a copy of Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach may be helpful but is not required. Peter Norvig is co-author of this text and is donating all royalties earned from his text to charity. Any edition of the textbook may be used but the third edition is preferred.

Stanford University's School of Engineering also offers other complete online courses at no cost. Click here to access Stanford Engineering Everywhere.

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