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When it launched, the Udacity Artificial Intelligence Nanodegree program became a kind of landmark in this history of AI. There was no precedent for the program’s groundbreaking combination of content, platform, partners, and services. A career-focused online learning program teaching one of the world’s most transformational technologies in collaboration with some of the most innovative companies on the planet? That simply did not exist before.
The first term of students to enroll and start the program got to experience something genuinely new. They were risk-takers in every sense of the term. Today, less than a year later, their ranks already number in the thousands. Applications for the next available term are outpacing available seats at a ratio of nearly 3-to-1. Still, the classroom experience retains an air of mystery. How do you teach AI in an online classroom environment?
Wonder no more! We are very excited to invite you to a very special, very limited, free preview of our Artificial Intelligence Nanodegree program! From now until June 19, 2017, at 11:59 pm PST, you can enter the classroom, access course materials, and even build the first project.
Exclusive video content featuring Udacity Co-founder and AI pioneer Sebastian Thrun? Check. Detailed lesson on using Anaconda to manage packages and environments for use with Python? Check. Hands-on project (based on Peter Norvig’s canonical blog post) that teaches you how to build an intelligent agent that will solve every Sudoku, while introducing you to constraint propagation and search? Check.
You’ll even learn how our project submission process works, though you won’t be able to actually receive a project review; that’s reserved for enrolled students!
This is a unique opportunity to experience firsthand the innovative curriculum we’ve built in collaboration with industry leaders like IBM Watson and Amazon Alexa. In an article published shortly after the program launched, Udacity instructor and Artificial Intelligence Nanodegree program lead Arpan Chakraborty described the process of creating this curriculum:
For the Artificial Intelligence Nanodegree program, we have designed a curriculum that will help you establish your fundamentals and pursue your passions. We have established collaborations with industry leaders that will ensure you learn the most critical skills, techniques, and tools in the field. And we have hiring partnerships in place to make certain you get the best start possible in launching your new career in Artificial Intelligence.
Please accept our invitation to explore Udacity’s Artificial Intelligence Nanodegree program. When you’re ready to master one of the most important technologies of our time, you can apply to the program; applications will remain open throughout the duration of the free preview.