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Education

Just 125 seats.

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Robert Gordon University aims to support the skills needs of Scotland, and to that end is launching a series of free, online short courses, including 125 fully-funded seats for the “Introduction to Data Science with Python.” Here’s RGU’s press release on it.

While you don’t need to know programming to do data science, given no-code AI tools like Obviously.AI, knowing Python will be key if you want to land a technical role, making this free course a great opportunity.

What You’ll Learn

Beyond exploring Python and various data science techniques, you’ll also dive into the myriad of ethical and legal issues of the data science lifecycle. After all, it’s easy to forget that data science often entails handling sensitive information, whether it’s user conversations, CCTV footage, browsing habits, or any of the million other pieces of data we generate every day. …


Education

And why you should take it.

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Background

Google has been in hot water recently after firing an AI ethics researcher — when that researcher spoke up about the ethics of AI at Google. That said, Google may well be the world’s largest AI company, serving AI-powered recommendations to over 2 billion YouTube users and AI-driven search results to an even larger user base.

Machine learning is more ubiquitous than ever, and it’s never been easier to build and deploy AI models with no-code tools like Obviously.AI. …


And why it’s worth it.

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It seems like there are a million and one machine learning courses out there, but we only have 24 hours in a day, so what should you focus your time on?

There’s really no right or wrong answer, but you want to make sure that you’re learning from the best. At this point, Google is practically an AI company, as they’re serving AI-powered applications to billions of people. Google has also released their own online machine learning crash course.

The free crash course features 30+ exercises, 25 lessons, 15 hours of content, lectures from Google researchers, real-world case studies, interactive visualizations, and more. …


Education

An incredible opportunity.

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Yann LeCun is oft called one of the “Godfathers of AI” for laying the foundations of deep learning over a 30 year period.

LeCun’s contributions range from inventing Convolutional Neural Networks to speeding up backpropagation. His work now includes roles as VP and Chief AI Scientist at Facebook and a Professorship at NYU.

The Course

One of LeCun’s NYU courses, Deep Learning DS-GA 1008, is available for all for free online.

While you don’t need these skills to deploy AI, given no-code AI tools like Obviously.AI, this course will be a life-saver if you want to land a technical role ultimately.

The course is organized as a series of lectures and practica over 15 weeks, featuring slides, Jupyter notebooks, and YouTube videos. The course description…


Give your wallet a day off.

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Did you know that Harvard costs over $85,000 a year? How about that you can access all Coursera courses for just $399 a year?

If both of those sound too pricey — here’s another option: 26 free artificial intelligence courses at Udacity. While a Udacity Nanodegree will set you back $399 a month, you can check out the course library and filter by “free courses” and “artificial intelligence” to find 26 un-paid courses.

As a bonus, you can also take a free no-code AI crash course from Obviously.AI.

The Courses

Here’s an overview of some of the available Udacity courses:


Here’s why it’s worth it.

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CS50 is Harvard’s most popular class, and you can take it for free online.

This introductory computer science course covers algorithms, data structures, resource management, security, software engineering, and web development.

Over 2 million students have taken this hallmark computer science course — which started off in 1989 as an exclusive, on-campus course, with just around 200 students a year. Today, attending Harvard in-person costs over $70,000 a year.

Why is CS50 Famous?

CS50 is an extremely famous course, and for good reason.

Cult of Personality

CS50’s claim to fame has its roots in Harvard Professor David Malan, who The Harvard Crimson describes as having a “cult of personality” for his unique teaching style. …


News

A limited opportunity.

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On January 4th, MIT will be launching the latest edition of Battlecode — an online programming competition with $30,000 in cash prizes available (that’s almost enough for a Model 3 😎).

Participants code an AI player that needs to manage a robot army to defeat an enemy team. To win the competition, you’ll need to implement techniques like pathfinding, distributed algorithms, and communications.

If you’re a no-coder like me, who knows, we might see a no-code AI competition in the future 🤞.

The Process

In early January, teams are given Battlecode software and details of the game rules. …


A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.️

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Universities are becoming insanely expensive. Fortunately, there are free options, including at the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence.

While you don’t need a degree to build and deploy AI, given no-code AI tools like Obviously.AI, this is a great opportunity that may lead to a technical role.

Is it legit?

By now, the alarm bells might be ringing. Free PhD in AI? No way! I had the same concern, so I checked the official university website, and sure enough, it’s legit:

“All admitted students on full-time basis are granted upon acceptance the privilege to complete their study with a full scholarship including 100% tuition fees, accommodation, health insurance and other benefits.” …


You can now get a Bachelor’s in AI from the Barcelona School of Informatics.

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While an AI degree isn’t needed to build and deploy AI models — given no-code AI tools like Obviously.AI — it can be a valuable way to land technical roles in the industry.

However, artificial intelligence degrees used to be limited to graduate programs — typically Master’s and Doctorate’s. Students would often choose the most relevant undergraduate degrees, most often in a STEM field like computer science, statistics, engineering, or mathematics.

Because of the inability to specialize in AI in most undergraduate programs, artificial intelligence graduate degrees used to be notoriously difficult. You’re often starting with minimal experience in AI. …


News

Here’s a list — and how to get hired.

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In June, OpenAI started rolling out GPT-3, a state-of-the-art natural language AI that can create any kind of content, including code.

As of writing, around 15,000 people have been invited as beta users — a fraction of the roughly 300,000 AI researchers and practitioners around the world.

In short, given that relatively few people have access to GPT-3 and that the beta was released just half a year ago, I was surprised to find that companies around the world are already hiring for GPT-3 skills.

This trend is part of the broader “no-code AI” movement, and you’ll find that many companies are looking for other no-code skills like Webflow and Bubble. While GPT-3 is a powerful no-code AI for natural language, there are no-code AI tools like Obviously.AI

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