AI Training for the Non-Technical: New Learning Partnership with Figure Eight

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To prepare the next generation of product managers to compete in the AI-driven workforce of tomorrow, lifelong learning pioneer Udacity is announcing a new learning partnership with San Francisco-based machine learning and artificial intelligence company Figure Eight, an Appen company. Today, the two companies are announcing their collaboration on the AI Product Manager Nanodegree program, a course designed to teach students how to build AI-powered products and how to bring value to their business using AI.

“When product managers adopt and embrace AI to develop products with AI at their core, they can create an impressive impact on their bottom line and on the real world as a whole,” said Alyssa Simpson Rochwerger, Vice President of Product, Figure Eight. “We built this course with Udacity to empower professionals to help build amazing products using AI, but aren’t coming to the table with a deep technical background.”

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Story of Bernd Rietberg – Making Flying Cars a Reality

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Flying cars are not as fictional as we once thought. Recent advancements in the autonomous vehicle industry and drone technology are introducing society to new forms of transportation. You might be wondering, who is actually working on this technology and what does it even mean to work in the industry of flying cars?

Bernd Rietberg, a Flying Car and Autonomous Flight Engineer Nanodegree program graduate, can tell you a lot about the flying car industry. He is on the Silverwing team that just made it to the final round of Boeing’s GoFly challenge. We had a chance to sit down with him and learn about how he and his team are pioneering the next form of transportation.



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Udacity, Tencent WeChat Launch Free WeChat Mini Program Course for Global Audience

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Udacity and Tencent WeChat are launching a new free course to teach developers around the world how to create their own mini-programs on WeChat, the most popular messaging app among Chinese consumers. This is the online education platform’s latest effort to teach students the skills to build “mini-programs” on the WeChat platform.

Developed by Tencent in 2011, WeChat is a multi-function mobile communications application. Among WeChat’s most disruptive capabilities are its “WeChat Mini Programs,” sub-applications within the WeChat ecosystem. And with more than one billion active monthly users in China, WeChat’s importance is almost impossible to overestimate.  



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Life as a Udacity Student: Sundar Krishnan’s Experience

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At Udacity, students are our number one priority. We recently redesigned our Nanodegree programs and launched new services to help students master the skills necessary to advance their career. We’ve heard some great stories and are excited to share them with you.

This week, we’re featuring a student who not only leveraged what he learned to innovate at his company, but also inspired others to enroll in Nanodegree programs so that they too could add significant value to their careers. Sundar Krishnan is a lead data scientist at Comcast who took Udacity’s Deep Learning Nanodegree program to develop a new skill set. He also inspired the creation of a “no-meeting” day, which enables employees to invest time in learning. Let’s hear more about his experience in the program.

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Life as a Udacity Student: Felix Palomares’s Experience

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At Udacity, our students are at the heart of everything we do.  It’s the reason we’re here, and their success is our number one priority. That’s why we’re constantly finding new ways to innovate and make our programs stronger. In order to help our students master in-demand skills more effectively, we recently launched new support features for our Nanodegree programs. In our latest series, we’ve been highlighting students from all over the globe who have had this new experience.

In this week’s feature, we spoke with another student enrolled in one of our redesigned Nanodegree programs. Felix Palomares is a software engineer in the casino gaming industry who enrolled in the Robotics Software Engineer Nanodegree program to live out his childhood dream. He took some time out of his busy schedule to share his experience with us.


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Life as a Udacity Student: Sanjeev Yadav’s Experience

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At Udacity, we are constantly investing in new ways to add more value to our programs so our students can be successful. Recently, we redesigned our Nanodegree programs and launched new features to help our students master the skills needed to be competitive and advance their careers.  

Today, we have the privilege of speaking with one of our multi-Nanodegree program veterans, Sanjeev Yadav. He is currently enrolled in one of our recently redesigned Nanodegree programs and has completed five Nanodegree programs in the last two years. He was eager to share his experience with us.



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Meet the Two-Time Nanodegree Graduate Using Sensor Fusion to Solve Transportation Problems

The Sensor Fusion Nanodegree program launched this week and we are thrilled to begin sharing this course with students. This program offers cutting-edge access to skills and projects that are integral to many industries, especially the autonomous vehicle industry.

We spoke with Grace Livingston––a graduate of our Flying Car Nanodegree and Intro to Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree program and founder of an autonomous vehicle startup in California––to learn more about this important technology.



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