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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