Udacity will be at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany, this week! I'll be flying over on Wednesday as part of Lufthansa's FlyingLab which is a little bit like South by Southwest in the sky. My main event in Frankfurt will be at the me Convention, which is a conference put on by Mercedes-Benz in conjunction with SXSW. On Friday afternoon I'll be speaking on a panel entitled, "Teaching Machines to Drive Like Humans", with Sarah Marie Thornton from Stanford, and Danny Shapiro from NVIDIA. Late Friday afternoon, Udacity will be at the Speaker's Corner at the IAA New Mobility World.
Mumbai: Sebastian Thrun is a man of many parts. The president and co-founder of e-learning company Udacity, is not only an innovator and computer scientist but also CEO of Kitty Hawk Corporation that makes flying cars and chairman of Cresta.ai--a Germany-born Thrun was earlier a Google VP and Fellow. At Google, he founded Google X and Google's self-driving car team. He is currently also an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University and at Georgia Tech.
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) Online has announced another slew of tech-related university courses, accelerating its plan to tackle the impending skills shortage Australia is expected to face. The new courses come courtesy of a partnership with Silicon Valley-based global education startup Udacity, which works with the likes of Google, Facebook, Mercedes-Benz, and Nvidia to close talent gaps. This is the first time it has partnered with a university, however. According to RMIT Online, the courses will address skills shortages in emerging tech, robotics, engineering, and artificial intelligence fields through short courses that bring a "Silicon Valley mindset to Australia's workforce". RMIT Online CEO Helen Souness said Australia is facing a growing skills shortage across many design and technology fields and believes universities must lead the way.
More than half a century later, the disciplines have graduated from the theoretical to practical, real world applications. We'll have some of the top minds in both categories to discuss the latest advances and future of AI and ML on stage and Disrupt San Francisco in just over a month. We'll be joined on stage by Brian Krzanich of Intel, John Giannandrea of Google, Sebastian Thrun of Udacity and Andrew Ng of Baidu, to outline the various ways these cutting edge technologies are already impacting our lives, from simple smart assistants, to self-driving cars. It's a broad range of speakers, which is good news, because we've got a lot of ground to cover in some of the industry's most exciting advances. John (JG) Giannandrea, SVP Engineering at Google: Giannandrea joined Google in 2010, when the company acquired his startup Metaweb Technologies, a move that formed the basis for the search giant's Knowledge Graph technology.
Machine learning is increasingly pervasive in the modern data-driven world. It is used extensively across many fields such as search engines, robotics, self-driving cars, and more. With this course, you will learn how to perform various machine learning tasks in different environments. We'll start by exploring a range of real-life scenarios where machine learning can be used, and look at various building blocks. Throughout the course, you'll use a wide variety of machine learning algorithms to solve real-world problems and use Python to implement these algorithms.