I agree. I think one of the fundamental flaws of science in its current incarnation is that it demands isolation of cause and effect to one variable. The truth is that the world is full of systems for which causes and effects and all the different variables involved are so intertwined that you could never hope to make a simple rule that describes the…
So far in the course there weren’t too many compute-heavy programming tasks. I suspect in units 4 and 5 there may be, however Coursera provides an iPython Notebook interface through which you code and they provide the compute on the back end. I think that’s part of where the $49/month subscription cost goes.
The 2012 “Machine Learning” course is separate. That course is more broad and covers many techniques in the field. These course are focused specifically on “Deep Learning,” hence the name deeplearning.ai. Hope that helps!
It took me about a week and a half of solid focus to get through all the lectures and assignments for the first 3 courses. That said, I am a pretty competent programmer and I knew a lot of the concepts going in. The first course and second course are longer and the third is quite short.
Frank, I like your thinking and I think in large part it is true. AI will become so fundamental that most every company will have to incorporate AI to remain competitive.
However, unlike some of the other technologies you referenced in your argument, AI has a long way to go before it reaches maturity. I think we will see…