Google, intending to teach more people AI and machine learning with a free online course

AI and Machine learning are two of the biggest topics in the world of technology at the moment and Google is looking to make those fields more reachable to people around the world with its latest Learn with Google AI website.


For some time now, Google has been after AI education with both advanced projects like TensorFlow and more playful projects like cat doodles a machine vision experiment meant to showcase AI projects in ways that are more practical.

Google is visualizing that the Learn with Google AI site will serve as a backup for machine learning and AI, and it is meant to be a hub for people who are interested to “learn about core ML concepts, develop and hone your ML skills, and apply ML to real-world problems.” The site will obviously cater for all levels of AI enthusiasts, from researchers looking for advanced tutorials to beginners.

The site also has as one of its features a free course called Machine Learning Crash Course (MLCC). The course is based off an internal Google course which was originally designed to provide Google employees with a practical introduction to AI and fundamentals of machine learning, having a total enrolment of 18,000 employees. At present, Google is making MLCC available to everyone through the Learn with Google AI website, providing exercises, interactive visualizations, and instructional videos to lend aid in teaching machine learning concepts.

The course is listed as roughly 15 hours, including interactive lessons, lectures from Google researchers, and more than 40 exercises included. It is designed for newcomers with no machine learning experience whatsoever, although Google does advocate that people who are interested in the taking the course must have a mastery of the introductory level of algebra and some proficiency in programming basics and Python. The MLCC also happens to be the first among what Google intends to be many courses and resources available through the new hub, with more courses on the way.



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