Udacity


Student Experience Lead - Digital Marketing

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Focused on self-empowerment through learning, Udacity is making innovative technologies such as self-driving cars available to a global community of aspiring technologists, while also enabling learners at all levels to skill up with essentials like programming, web and app development. A Student Experience Lead is a educational strategist and program manager in one, with a strong pedagogical sense. You should take pride in ensuring that the students in your Nanodegree program receive the best possible learning experience. This specific Lead will take care of our Digital Marketing Nanodegree program and deal with the most exciting community of students in Brazil.


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WIRED

Google's self-driving car outfit shacked up with Intel to give its cars the brains they need to drive safely. The AI expert, who launched Google's self-driving car project in 2009, didn't explain the dog. He did announce that his online education company, Udacity, is launching a "nanodegree" program for wannabe flying car engineers. And he noted that since Udacity started its self-driving car engineer course a year ago, it has enrolled more than 10,000 students eager to help build the future of transportation.


Google X's online course teaches you to build flying cars

Daily Mail

'Our students will develop the software skills and conceptual understanding necessary to build a flight system for an autonomous flight vehicle that can reliably complete complex missions in urban environments,' the firm said. 'Our students will develop the software skills and conceptual understanding necessary to build a flight system for an autonomous flight vehicle that can reliably complete complex missions in urban environments,' the firm wrote. Thrun, who used to work at Google before leaving to set up his flying-vehicle firm, Kitty Hawk, said he envisions a world where he can fly the 34-mile (55 km) journey from Palo Alto to San Francisco in just ten minutes. Thrun, who used to work at Google before leaving to set up his flying-vehicle firm, Kitty Hawk, said he envisions a world where he can fly the 34-mile (55 km) journey from Palo Alto to San Francisco in just ten minutes.


Lyft offers 400 scholarships for online self-driving car course

Engadget

Even better, Udacity has partnered with Lyft (which has self-driving plans of its own) to provide scholarships to the intro course in order to increase diversity to the program. In addition, Lyft will provide mentorship opportunities through its lyf, which is where the company houses its self-driving division. The nanodegree itself will cover topics like "machine learning, object-oriented programming and probabilistic robotics." Of course, if self-driving cars aren't your thing, you can always enroll in Udacity's new Flying Car nanodegree (which really focuses more on drones than actual airborne autos).


Lyft is giving out scholarships for a new self-driving car program

Mashable

The four-month course will cost $800 -- but Lyft will award full scholarships to 400 qualified students to study topics like machine learning, object-oriented programming, and probabilistic robotics. Graduates are guaranteed admission to Udacity's Self-Driving Car Engineer program, which provides a more thorough schooling on the ins and outs of a career focused on creating autonomous systems. This is a savvy move for the Lyft, which announced its own driverless car development program earlier this year. Ten percent of the company's engineers are already focusing on autonomous tech, and the Udacity programs could help to create a pipeline of talent to Lyft's Level 5 Engineering Center in Palo Alto.


Udacity announces 'flying car' nanodegree, new partnership with Lyft

ZDNet

The online education company Udacity on Tuesday unveiled a "flying car" nanodegree program, offering students "the skills to create autonomous flight vehicles that will be crucial to the transportation systems of the future." The two-term program will open in early 2018, with a curriculum designed by aerospace and autonomous systems experts, including Nicholas Roy, the MIT Aeronautics professor and founder of Alphabet's Project Wing; Raffaelo D'Andrea, ETH Zurich professor and co-founder of Kiva Systems; Angela Schoellig, University of Toronto Institute Aerospace professor; and Udacity founder Sebastian Thrun. "Our goal is to teach a new generation of engineers the skills necessary to build this smart transportation future," Roy wrote in a blog post. The curriculum will first focus on the basics of autonomous flight, Roy wrote, including motion planning, state estimation, control, and perception.


Self-Driving Car 'Godfather' To Help Lyft Get Engineers, Offer Flying Car Classes

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Night driving in an autonomous vehicle designed by Udacity, an online training service that specializes in high-tech vocations. Sebastian Thrun, the original leader of Google's self-driving car project, is going to help rideshare company Lyft staff up its autonomous vehicle team with training through Udacity, his high-tech vocational service. Today he's training autonomous vehicle engineers and creating the first certification program for flying car studies. Thrun's interest in starting a flying car engineering program at Udacity isn't surprising.


The AI ecosystem to be on display at Disrupt SF

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Both Udacity's Sebastian Thrun and Coursera's Andrew Ng understand the potential repercussions of this trend intimately. All three engineers have touched Google over the years -- Ng as founder of Google's Brain Team, Thrun as founder of Google X and Giannandrea as the current leader of Google's search and AI efforts. Giannandrea's recent assent to the top of Google's AI roster comes after years of work in the field for Google, Netscape and Metaweb. He should be able to shed some light on the company's current AI strategy and why so many teams at Google have an interest in interfacing with AI startups.


The AI ecosystem to be on display at Disrupt SF

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Both Udacity's Sebastian Thrun and Coursera's Andrew Ng understand the potential repercussions of this trend intimately. All three engineers have touched Google over the years -- Ng as founder of Google's Brain Team, Thrun as founder of Google X and Giannandrea as the current leader of Google's search and AI efforts. Giannandrea's recent assent to the top of Google's AI roster comes after years of work in the field for Google, Netscape and Metaweb. He should be able to shed some light on the company's current AI strategy and why so many teams at Google have an interest in interfacing with AI startups.


Udacity at IAA – Self-Driving Cars – Medium

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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. Meet our European team and ask me as many questions as you like about Udacity's Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree Program. Saturday evening I'll be hosting a dinner for Udacity Self-Driving Car students in Frankfurt.