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iHub Research By Jessica Colaço / September 5, 2011

Virtual Artificial Intelligence course

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Last week we profiled a green member with a Robotic Ardor. Well here is your chance to take a deep dive in Artificial Intelligence.  An online version of Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, is being taught by Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig. The curriculum draws from that used in Stanford’s introductory Artificial Intelligence course. The instructors will offer similar materials, assignments, and exams. Enrollment is currently open and will run until the 9th of October 2011. The course runs from the 10th of October 2011 – 18th of December, 2011. The class is divided into 2 tracks due to its popularity:

  • the basic track – in which you watch lectures and answer basic quizzes. This is not the full course. But you will still learn all the basics of AI.
  • the advanced track – is the full class, which aspires to be of Stanford difficulty. You get to do homework assignments and take exams.

You can also join the iHub Robotics Google group lead by Caine Wanjau and Jessica Colaco to encourage collaborative learning during the course.


Author : Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made and African-made solutions. As an upcoming angel investor, she courts local and international investors to invest in great tech ideas and companies at idea and concept stage. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, ACM-W Nairobi Chapter Chair, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. Her endeavour is to put Kenya and Africa on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country and continent! She blogs at:

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  • Michael Pedersen at 19:18:18PM Monday, September 5, 2011

    for an even bigger challenge take a look at:
    the “bigger brother” course of the introduction to AI course


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