Udacity to Collaborate with Cybersecurity Innovators to Create Groundbreaking New Nanodegree Program

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Cybersecurity is one of the most pressing issues of our time. With both business and personal data now living almost exclusively in the cloud, the challenges have become even more complicated. The need for sophisticated solutions is now more intense. Fortunately, with the rise of new technologies, modern cloud architectures and software-defined infrastructure, and better collaboration between IT, engineering and security professionals, we now have the tools and abilities to rise to the challenge.

Training the Next Generation of Cybersecurity Professionals

Leveraging the insights of our expert partners across multiple industries, we have identified Cybersecurity as our next big focus area for training, and we are excited to share that we are now developing a Cybersecurity Nanodegree program. Udacity founder Sebastian Thrun announced our plans for the new program at the annual RSA Conference earlier today. And we are thrilled that RSA Conference has taken the lead and already committed to $50,000 in scholarships!

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Introducing: AWS Credits for Udacity Machine Learning Students and Alumni

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We’re excited to announce that Udacity and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Educate are teaming up to support our students as they go beyond learning AI, to actually building powerful AI models in the real world!

AWS Credits

Starting on April 19, all Machine Learning Engineer Nanodegree program students are eligible for complimentary AWS Promotional Credits to explore AWS services, including Amazon SageMaker. This means that our students will be able to harness the incredible computing power of AWS to train and deploy machine learning models faster than ever, without having to worry about hardware.

AWS is the most successful cloud infrastructure company on the planet, and we’re thrilled to bring the power of their services to our students.

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How to Process Images With TensorFlow


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Image processing is one of the most exciting applications of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning. Through it, you can train a computer to see and interpret images similar to the way humans perceive images.

In this article, you’ll learn how to use a deep learning model to transfer painting styles with TensorFlow, a machine learning software library first developed by Google. This is a project straight from our Deep Learning Nanodegree program.

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Zen and the Art of Acing the Job Interview

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Job interviews are stressful. There is no getting around this. No matter how accomplished you are, how experienced, how qualified, interviews are high-stakes affairs, and a wicked case of nerves is to be expected.

Can meditation help?

It can, provided you still perform the rest of your due diligence. You still need relevant skills and experience. You still need to prepare. You still need to research the company, rehearse your answers, and be ready to prove yourself in challenge or test. And therein lies the real problem with interviews, and the real reason why meditation has something important to offer.

Even when we ARE prepared for a job interview, we often still fumble. Why? The answer: Pressure. Even the best of us crumble under pressure. And that’s where meditation can help. When you meditate, you slow down, and you calm down.

5 Ways Meditation Can Help You Get Hired

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Becoming A Developer

This Udacity graduate put everything on the line to pursue a new career. He discovered he had real ability, and found his new life direction!

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Samuel Almeida is a natural planner. He loves the sense of purpose and direction he gets from setting a goal, and then achieving it. Since his childhood in Teófilo Otoni, Brazil, Samuel had a plan for his life. It began as just an idea, but as he got older, and pursued undergraduate and graduate studies, he became certain that he was heading towards a pharmaceutical career. When he landed his first job in the field, it felt like the realization of a dream that had been years in the making.

He started a job in drugs research in Belo Horizonte, and seemed firmly set on his path. But he was in for a surprise. Samuel discovered his job—and the pharmaceutical industry—didn’t suit him at all. He didn’t feel challenged by the projects he was working on, and he didn’t see any way to grow or develop. It was a tough thing to accept. He’d spent years of his life, and considerable expense, on preparing for a particular field. Now that he’d made it, the reality didn’t thrill him, and he wasn’t happy.

At that point, it didn’t occur to him that he could, or would, actually change careers, he just knew he needed to find something to re-energize himself.

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What is Artificial Intelligence?

Answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about AI

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the world’s most exciting frontier for knowledge and technology. Everywhere you look, people are talking about intelligent machines improving our lives. For all of the excitement, many of the concepts and applications are still highly technical, and can be confusing if you’re not familiar with the basics of AI. If you have questions, you certainly aren’t alone!

Read on to learn answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about AI.

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