Stanford Artificial Intelligence course free online

Stanford’s AI class “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence” will be available free of charge online from October 10 to Dec. 16, 2011. Online enrollment ends Sept. 20. Signing up early is recommended. The class will bel taught by noted AI researchers Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig. Peter Norvig is Director of Research at Google Inc. and was responsible for the hosting of our reunion conference at Google. From the announcement “You can join Stanford’s AI class online, worldwide, this fall!:

… The class runs from October 10 through December 16, 2011. While this class is being offered online, it is also taught at Stanford University, where it continues to be a popular intro-level class on AI. For the online version, the instructors aim to offer identical materials, assignments, and exams, and to use the same grading criteria. Both instructors will be available for online discussions.

A high speed internet connection is recommended as most of the course content will be video based. Access to a copy of Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach is also suggested.

Stanford certificates are only available to students enrolled in Stanford University, but online students “will receive a letter of completion from the instructors which will include information on how well you did.” In two videos on the web site Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig explain how the class will work.

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