Andrew Ng, one of the foremost artificial intelligence experts, has been working hard to train and more professionals on a large scale. An early adopter of AI, Ng has been trying to bring New Tech to the masses through his MOOC platform Coursera. Now earlier this week, Ng announced the launch of a new course AI For Everyone — a beginner-level course designed to help non-technical business professionals.
“This non-technical course will help you understand technologies like machine learning and deep learning and spot opportunities to apply AI to problems in your own organisation. You will see examples of what today’s AI can – and cannot – do. Finally, you will understand how AI is impacting society and how to navigate through this technological change,” says the course description on Coursera.
Aimed at non-technical business leaders, AI For Everyone will help them understand how to build sustainable AI strategies. “If you are a machine learning engineer or data scientist, this is the course to ask your manager, VP or CEO to take if you want them to understand what your capabilities,” says the description.
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Slated over three weeks, with two to three hours studying each week, the course has been created like an interactive textbook, featuring pre-recorded videos, quizzes and projects.
AI for Everyone will be available on Coursera in early 2019 with a subscription price of $49 per month.
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Ng is an alumnus of the University of California, Berkeley. He was also a professor at Stanford, and later became the director of the Stanford AI Lab. From 2011 to 2012, Ng worked at Google, where he started the Google Brain Deep Learning Project. In 2012, he co-founded and was CEO of Coursera. In 2014, he joined Baidu as their chief scientist and carried out research related to big data and AI. In March 2017, he announced his resignation from Baidu.