The Road To Intersect 2018: David Silver Talks Self-Driving Cars

We are officially on The Road to Intersect! Are you? Tickets are very nearly sold out, so get yours today before it’s too late!

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You may recall last year, when we debuted this rather unique interview series. We invited some of our distinguished speakers to chat on camera in advance of the conference, but the experience had a twist. Each conversation took place in “Carla”—Udacity’s own self-driving car!

These were wonderful interviews, and you can enjoy some of the 2017 highlights here.

This year, as we travel down the road towards Intersect 2018, we begin our interview series with none other than David Silver, the head of our Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree program! This was a special opportunity to put David in a seat he doesn’t normally occupy—the passenger seat of a self-driving vehicle.

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Mindset Matters: Making The Most of Intersect 2018

From on-site interviews to learning workshops to our hiring partner showcase, Intersect 2018 offers an incredible experience, no matter where you are along your career path.  

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There are as many reasons to attend Intersect 2018 as there will be people who attend. Lifelong learning knows no age or stage, and everyone with a passion for self-empowerment through learning will derive value from the event. That said, the conference offers special rewards for those with an eye towards career advancement.

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Intersect 2018 Speaker Panels: Revealed!

Intersect 2018 is a celebration of Lifelong Learning, and the conference gathers together some of the most inspiring and influential speakers in the world. Early bird tickets are available through February 28.

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The pursuit of lifelong learning happens on two levels—the practical, and the aspirational. At the practical level, it’s about always having new goals, taking on new challenges, and going after new opportunities. At the aspirational level, it’s about nothing less than personal and professional transformation. It’s about constantly remaking yourself in an evolving image of your best self.

Udacity’s Intersect 2018 conference celebrates lifelong learning at both these levels. From hiring partner interviews to informative breakout sessions to providing professional headshots for your career profile, we want to support the practical steps you take to advance your life and career. Simultaneously, we are presenting some of the most innovative, inspiring, and influential speakers in the world, who come to this conference with the express goal of igniting within you the passion to transform yourself, your career, and the world around you.

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The Champion Spirit

Udacity Lifelong Learners Go For Learning Gold. Challenge Yourself Today!

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The champion spirit knows no boundaries. It doesn’t live only on the field, the ice, the slopes. It takes root in the hearts of people from all walks of life. Wherever there is someone pursuing their personal best, taking on the biggest challenges, and striving to achieve more, that’s where you’ll find the champion spirit. From Architects to Zoologists, the champion spirit informs the work of every single person who strives to excel.

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The Future of AI, Data, and Education

Please read Diversity on our AI and Data Advisory Board, our COO’s follow-up to the story below.

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Introducing the Udacity Artificial Intelligence and Data Industry Advisory Board

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As we look forward into a future we know will be shaped by the transformational impact of artificial intelligence and data technologies, we can clearly see the birth of a new knowledge ecosystem within which education, industry, and technology form a powerful partnership. That these three arenas will be interrelated goes without saying, but how they inform one another, and how these relationships take shape and evolve, remain open questions.

At Udacity, we recognize the singular role we occupy, existing as we do at the crossroads where  education, industry, and technology meet. We are a learning provider that teaches AI and data skills, in partnership with industry, and as such, we see a unique opportunity—and feel a special obligation—to both facilitate and contribute to the global conversation around critical issues we face as we move into our AI and data-powered future.

We are very excited to share that we have formed an Artificial Intelligence and Data Industry Advisory Board with the expressed goal of bringing together leading experts in the field to consider the opportunities that lay ahead, to address the challenges we face, and to answer the questions we must answer.

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Celebrate Lifelong Learning at Udacity’s Intersect 2018 Conference

Purchase Early Bird tickets for Intersect 2018 today!

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Udacity’s Intersect 2018 conference is dedicated to the theme of Lifelong Learning. We chose this theme because each of us must embrace this ethos to succeed in our modern economy, and it is Udacity’s mission to provide meaningful access to world-class learning opportunities for every deserving student on the planet. We support lifelong learners of every age and experience level, and we are committed to connecting your learning to your career and life goals.

Conference Speakers

Udacity 2018 will bring together a remarkable group of speakers to share insights, engage with attendees, and explore compelling visions for the future. These forward-thinking leaders and innovators are working across myriad fields to ensure that emerging transformational technologies are being harnessed to serve the good of all, and that the rapid pace of innovation is met in equal measure with rapid advancements in how we teach and train our global workforce. Intersect 2018 speakers include:

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5 Ways To Stay On Track To Achieve Your 2018 Goals

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As we move from January to February, we no longer make mistakes writing the date—we’re comfortable with it being 2018 now. But “comfortable” cuts both ways, and it’s often all too easy to let that New Year’s excitement slip away. Instead of remaining passionate about what we were going to change, we get “comfortable” with things staying the same.

Which makes this the perfect time to redouble your efforts to stick to your 2018 goals! To help you do just that, we’ve assembled a shortlist of tips that will help you stay on track.

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