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A Primer on Artificial Intelligence

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5 minutes a day for 10 days

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April 10, 2017

In 2004, The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) sponsored the first driverless car, Grand Challenge. The winning car managed to drive 7.2 miles. In a similar contest set in city-like constraints, the winner drove 60 miles.

In 2015, one person built a self-driving car in his garage, and everyone who's been in a Tesla has experienced what it's like to let a robot do the work for you. This kind of progress is possible thanks to development in Artificial Intelligence (AI). But what do people mean by AI? Why all the hype all of a sudden? And lastly, will intelligent machines steal our job?

This course is for you if you want to participate in conversations about AI - and actually, know what you're talking about. So if you have no clue what AI is about, and you haven't been keeping track of all the progress that has been made in the last years. Throughout our eleven days together, you will also encounter some mind-blowing examples of what technical advances AI has paved the way for.

If you have a master of computer science or stay up to date on current tech events, you should probably not take this course. The course is meant to be fun, easy and thought-provoking. And just a little bit scary. 

Sounds interesting?