AutoML enthusiast and no-coder at Obviously.AI.

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I’m a huge LinkedIn fan.

As of writing, it’s the only viable, large professional network.

After taking 100+ LinkedIn Learning courses, I was featured by LinkedIn, but keep in mind that LinkedIn Learning (previously Lynda.com) costs extra.

Until January 31st, LinkedIn is offering free classes based on the top skills people are getting hired for. Naturally, this includes data science courses.

While you can do data science and AI with no-code tools like Obviously.AI, these technical courses are a powerful way to stand out if you’re shooting for a technical role.

Courses

Here are some of the top free courses offered:


Here’s why it’s worth it.

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Background

Companies around the world are saving money by turning to “no-code” tools — Webflow instead of HTML and CSS, Obviously.AI instead of Python and R, Substack instead of dealing with RESTful email APIs and SMTP libraries.

In 2020, no-code finally become a globally viral term, and it’s now said that “no-code is eating the world.” The most well-known AI model today, OpenAI’s GPT-3, is itself a no-code AI tool. Users are given access to a simple input-output interface, where they manipulate prompts and tweak metrics like “temperature” to get a desired output. No-code needed.

The Course

One no-code AI company, Obviously.AI — which is used by thousands of businesses — recently launched a free, online no-code AI crash course. …


CODEX

Here’s how to get a job in the booming “no-code” industry.

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I recently wrote an uncommon data science job guide, which was well received, so I’m following it up with this uncommon guide for another growing industry: No-code.

The Problem With Most Job Advice

Intuitively, we all know that most common job advice is wrong. Things like “apply through {job portal}” can’t be it, right? According to LinkedIn’s own statistics, there are over 50 times more members than jobs on LinkedIn.


Education

Starting soon.

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Columbia University is a renowned Ivy League, established in 1754, making it one of the oldest educational institutes in America.

Columbia just announced a new online course titled “Artificial Intelligence,” which already has over 200,000 students enrolled, despite the first batch starting only on February 1st, 2021.

Incredibly, the course is free on edX without the certificate, and you’ll get a verified ColumbiaX certificate for just $249.

What’s it about?

This hands-on course teaches across five main concepts:

  • An intro to and history of AI
  • Building intelligent agents
  • AI algorithms
  • Applications of AI
  • Solving real AI problems with Python

The 12-week course is estimated to take 8–10 hours a week. …


The details.

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Background

Amazon Web Services, or AWS, is by far the largest cloud services provider, with nearly 50% market share, while the second-biggest provider, Microsoft, has just a 15% share.

Amazon is an AI pioneer, with AI deeply embedded across its organization, from the recommender engine that drives 35% of its sales to its cashier-less grocery stores to Alexa to delivery drones. Amazon is even working on self-driving robotaxis. After all, its warehouses have long used AI-powered robots. This is just scratching the surface, as Wired reports that AI is central to virtually everything at Amazon.

Therefore, if you’re more technically inclined, this event is a great way to learn from a tech pioneer. Even non-technical folk can deploy AI, however, with no-code tools like Obviously.AI. …


CODEX

From zero to hero.

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Every year, the Sebring International Raceway holds an endurance motorsport race, called The 12 Hours of Sebring.

In 12 hours, you can also learn Pandas, NumPy, Matplotlib, and more with a free online course by FreeCodeCamp. Even if you know nothing about Python now (it’s a snake, right? 🐍), you’ll leave the course knowing how to analyze data.

That’s quite an accomplishment for just half a day!

Here’s the course (and a challenge — take the whole thing without even leaving this page):

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. …


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…

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