Google Launches Free Course on Deep Learning: The Science of Teaching Computers How to Teach Themselves

Last Friday, we mentioned how Google’s artificial intelligence software DeepMind has the ability to teach itself many things. It can teach itself how to walk, jump and run. Even take professional pictures. Or defeat the world’s best player of the Chinese strategy game, Go. The science of teaching computers how to do things is called Deep Learning. And you can now immerse yourself in this world by taking a free, 3-month course on Deep Learning itself. Offered through Udacity, the course is taught by Vincent Vanhoucke, the technical lead in Google’s Brain team. You can learn more about the course via Vanhoucke’s blog post. Or just enroll here. (You will need to create an account with Udacity to get started.)

The free course takes about 3 months to complete. It will be added to our list of Free Computer Sciences courses, a subset of our larger collection,  1,700 Free Online Courses from Top Universities.

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  • Kenny Ray Hoff says:

    I wanna take the 3 month course for Udacity please what are the requirements?

  • Vijay Pal says:

    Hi Kenny,
    These are the prerequisite for this course:

    This is an intermediate to advanced level course. Prior to taking this course, and in addition to the prerequisites and requirements outlined for the Machine Learning Engineer Nanodegree program, you should possess the following experience and skills:

    Minimum 2 years of programming experience (preferably in Python)
    Git and GitHub experience (assignment code is in a GitHub repo)
    Basic machine learning knowledge (especially supervised learning)
    Basic statistics knowledge (mean, variance, standard deviation, etc.)
    Linear algebra (vectors, matrices, etc.)
    Calculus (differentiation, integration, partial derivatives, etc.)

  • Robert Rotstein says:

    Actually, there is insufficient information to determine a definitive answer. If water flowed into beaker 1 at an extremely fast rate, then it could fill up first, very quickly, before even a tiny a amount of water dribbled out into beaker 2. If water flowed into beaker 1 at a “slow” rate – however that might be defined – then beaker 4 would fill up first, because that is the only beaker that does not pass any water outside of itself.

  • Birchi says:

    Nice post and thaks for writing such a good article on Google course they are offering for the World tech. I am looking to try these techniques for my website People always try direct method but most of time these trick don’t works. Your tips are helpful for the person to make good course. This content is so valuable and surely unique that people are happy and really helpful for them. there is no any other ways to get customers than email Marketing and no any pressure from your side, neither in the form of request nor hint or reminder in any ways.

  • Jake R says:

    Are there job opportunities available from Google as a result of completing this course/program?

  • Ambica says:

    I want to learn this course

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