The Kuka Official Robotics Education (KORE) certificate program offers professionals and students the opportunity not only to become certified in operating Kuka robots, but also to learn robotic engineering principles. FANUC CERT program brings robot certification to all levels of education, including high schools, colleges, and vocational schools. In April of this year, the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) published a white paper concluding that 80% of manufacturers report a labor shortage of skilled applications for production positions. FANUC Certified Education for Advanced Automation offers high schools, colleges, and universities training in automation techniques.
Successful organizations tend to keep several options at hand in part because no single machine learning tool fits every situation, data set or scale. TensorFlowTM is a very popular technology specialized for deep learning that was released under an Apache 2.0 open source license in November 2015 after being developed by Google researchers in the Google Brain Team. This older open source machine learning technology offers a broader foundation for machine learning, not just focused on deep learning, although that is included. A January 2017 TechCrunch article by John Mannes reported that around 20% of Fortune 500 companies use H20.
Lots of people will tell you they're nervous about the changes artificial intelligence will bring to the world, but Andrew Ng is confident it's all for the best. "There's a lot of PR and buzz focused on AI transforming large tech companies, but there's a lot of work that still needs to be done for AI to transform the non-tech companies," Ng tells The Verge. He says he favors a "conditional basic income" -- one where the state offers support to the unemployed, but only if they'll retrain where needed. Everything from healthcare workers to teachers to wind turbine technicians and deep learning researchers."
In an attempt to make the answer to those questions "anyone who wants to," Andrew Ng is releasing a new set of courses teaching deep learning on Coursera, the online learning platform he co-founded in 2012. Coursera was originally set up to offer an online class in machine learning; deep learning is a variety of that, involving exceptionally large datasets. The original machine learning course attracted more than 2 million students, Ng tells MIT Tech Review. While Ng's new course makes it easier to learn deep learning than striking out on your own watching YouTube videos, Ng acknowledges that not everyone is equipped to take it.