Udacity has once again teamed up with industry leaders to help train people for the jobs of the future. In the last few months, Udacity has launched a Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree program and a Virtual Reality (VR) Nanodegree. This time around they’ve launched an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Nanodegree.
The curriculum will cover topics such as game playing/search, logic and planning, probabilistic inference, computer vision, cognitive systems, and natural language processing. Udacity will be collaborating closely with IBM Watson to create this Nanodegree, and Amazon Alexa will play an advisory role.
IBM Watson and Didi Chuxing will be the hiring partners; they will look to hire graduates of this Nanodegree.
The future of IBM Watson.
The Artificial Intelligence Nanodegree will follow a semester pattern similar to Udacity’s Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree. The program will be spread over two terms of three months each, with each term costing $800.
There will be an application process and students will be expected to spend around fifteen hours studying per week. Applications open today and will close at 11:59 p.m. PST on Monday November 14, 2016.
Udacity’s Self-Driving Nanodegree program received over 11,000 applications for 250 places, which were increased to 1,000 places due to the huge demand. We expect the same to happen for this AI Nanodegree.
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