[hackerspaces] Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning classes online

Eric Gerlach eric+hackerspaces-discuss at gerlach.ca
Thu Aug 18 15:45:17 CEST 2011

They're actually offering a bunch more courses than that:




On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 9:14 AM, Nils Hitze <nhitze at gmail.com> wrote:
> Standford University is offering two online courses you can join for
> free and from all over the world:
> http://ml-class.org/
> This course provides a broad introduction to machine learning,
> datamining, and statistical pattern recognition. Topics include: (i)
> Supervised learning (parametric/non-parametric algorithms, support
> vector machines, kernels, neural networks). (ii) Unsupervised learning
> (clustering, dimensionality reduction, recommender systems, deep
> learning). (iii) Best practices in machine learning (bias/variance
> theory; innovation process in machine learning and AI). (iv)
> Reinforcement learning. The course will also draw from numerous case
> studies and applications, so that you'll also learn how to apply
> learning algorithms to building smart robots (perception, control),
> text understanding (web search, anti-spam), computer vision, medical
> informatics, audio, database mining, and other areas.
> http://www.ai-class.com/
> 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.
> Go for it!
> --
> Nils Hitze
> Email: nhitze at gmail.com
> Mobil: +49 179 9429701
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