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Stanford is demoing CS221 online this year.

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Posted on 30-07-11 10:00
Hey guys,

In case anyone might be interested, Stanford University is testing some new waters by allowing completely free online enrollment in their "CS221: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence" class. Everyone will participate exactly like the physical students, with assignments that must be handed in and a midterm/final exam.

Date: Sep. 26 to Dec. 16, 2011
Registration Deadline: Sep. 10, 2011
Prerequisites: A solid understanding of probability and linear algebra will be required.
Recommended text: http://aima.cs.be. . .

A strong familiarity with programming is obviously key. It appears Lisp, Python, or Java are the main focus, but also very open to other language usage from what I can tell. If you are missing the prerequisites, or just want to brush up on your math in preparation, the following Khan Academy courses should be useful for preparation:

http://www.khanac. . .ar-algebra
http://www.khanac. . .robability
http://www.khanac. . .statistics

The video claims that at least 10h/week will be required to complete the course on a sufficient level and pass it, so it's obviously a very serious course. I'm definitely stoked to be enrolled in this, and I figured some of you might be interested as well.


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RE: Stanford is demoing CS221 online this year.

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Posted on 30-07-11 14:55
Certainly looks interesting. It covers a wide variety of topics in AI and the book they use is really great. I'm a little bit surprised by the fast pace though. This means they can't go in-depth at all, which is when it actually becomes interesting. For instance, they try to explain NNs, SVMs, boosting AND clustering in 1 week! There's certainly more to clustering then just (generalized) K-means, and a perceptron is definitely not the most sophisticated NN.

Anyway, good luck studying. Wink


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Posted on 31-07-11 07:35
Sounds like a very interesting course. The link to the book was a very good addition for those of us that want in on the AI field. I'll be reading it ;D


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Posted on 01-08-11 00:47
Arabian wrote:
Sounds like a very interesting course. The link to the book was a very good addition for those of us that want in on the AI field. I'll be reading it ;D


From what I've heard it is supposed to be a very, very good book for learning AI. Enjoy Wink

GTADarkDude wrote:
I'm a little bit surprised by the fast pace though. This means they can't go in-depth at all, which is when it actually becomes interesting. For instance, they try to explain NNs, SVMs, boosting AND clustering in 1 week! There's certainly more to clustering then just (generalized) K-means, and a perceptron is definitely not the most sophisticated NN.


Ah, okay. Thanks for the input, I'll keep that in mind while taking the course.

Anyway, good luck studying. Wink


Thanks :happy:


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Posted on 01-08-11 14:17
I am taking an AI course this Fall and we are using this very book. I have already began reading it and it is very interesting. I am glad I finally got a book that takes on a "modern" approach because I am tired of reading books that introduce the same ideas and methodologies that have been around forever.
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Posted on 01-08-11 18:56
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suid wrote:
I am taking an AI course this Fall and we are using this very book. I have already began reading it and it is very interesting. I am glad I finally got a book that takes on a "modern" approach because I am tired of reading books that introduce the same ideas and methodologies that have been around forever.




Could you share those book with me, it may be useful for me.

And link to khan academy was super stealth.

Edited by ghostraider100 on 01-08-11 19:03
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Posted on 02-08-11 02:48
link to khan academy was super stealth.

agree with u ghost :happy:
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Posted on 02-08-11 21:22
ghostraider100 wrote:
Could you share those book with me, it may be useful for me..

As if you don't know where to get books on the internet... Either http://thepirateb. . .20approach or http://www.amazon. . .ref=sr_1_1

-- And why won't that first [ url ] tag work?


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Edited by GTADarkDude on 02-08-11 21:23
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Posted on 03-08-11 22:13
GTADarkDude wrote:
-- And why won't that first [ url ] tag work?


Seems to be the %20 in it.


Try a new search engine
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RE: Stanford is demoing CS221 online this year.

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Posted on 05-08-11 11:42
@GtaDarkDude, thanx dude.