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What do you guys think about these AI courses?

Discussion in 'AI - Artificial Intelligence in Digital Marketing' started by SinFa, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. SinFa

    SinFa Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hey BHW,

    Any preference, reviews, and ranking for these courses:

    Microsoft AI Certification: https://www.edx.org/microsoft-professional-program-artificial-intelligence
    Columbia Business Analytics: https://www.edx.org/micromasters/business-analytics
    San Diego Data Science: https://www.edx.org/micromasters/data-science
    MIT Statistics & Data Science: https://www.edx.org/micromasters/mitx-statistics-and-data-science

    I'll love to hear if you've done a course in the topic or are quite involved in the space already.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Kuz32

    Kuz32 Power Member

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  3. affbull

    affbull Senior Member

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    Also interested. Seems like edx courses are free if you don't need the certificate?
     
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    Are these courses all online courses ?
     
  5. arundarwin

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    interesting !! looks great scope ahead !!
     
  6. Andy17

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    I usually suggest the http://deeplearning.ai/ and coursera over any other courses, both are free and created by Andrew Ng, ex. head of ai at stanford and baidu.
     
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  7. SoManyNamesTaken

    SoManyNamesTaken Registered Member

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    Depends what you want really... If need just the knowledge then with a bit of effort put into search u can learn all you need for free. There is great amounts of non profit organizations that provide AI teaching. If you need a certificate to show off on ur resume or for other reasons then go for the paid ones from highly reputable places like the ones you linked. But unfortunately doing a full university course not just distance learning is still viewed by many employers as preferrable. The thing is that demand is huge and as long as you don’t mind working for less reputable companies (not only in IT big companies in other sectors also count as reputable and therefore with more competition) you should be fine with distance learning. Lastly if you want skill and experience (and you should because at the end of the day this matters the most not only for employment but also for your own projects) then there is no better way than doing something. Either a job in the field or your own projects or sometimes even volunteering all this can give you much more skill and experience. That’s were classical Uni shines again. If the school is decent you will be bombarded with research project oportunities, internships and sometimes volunteer offers (those are rare for now AI and IT are still in demand and most offers are paid but volunteering has benefit of very low competition )

    Hope that helps ;)
     
  8. orcaly

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    I did an AI/Machine Learning course at Harvard but you have to apply to that one. It was amazing... learned a lot!
     
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    Sounds interesting, Andre!

    What requirements are needed to get into that course?
     
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    What type of prerequisites do u need before starting a AI course
     
  11. redarrow

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    most course are 4 weeks each module .

    I fill that complete bullshit , i done php , mysql, css and it took me years to master , to code 4 weeks for each module is crap talk .

    be prepared of 2 years of hard coding before being a real programmer .

    all courses are just a felling of the code .

    infact if you already no coding in any programming language learning your self is better then any course with the manual and a forum .

    and if you want to get a job you dont need a cert , you just need proof of your own projects so keep each project and build it up as a portfolio.

    gd luck.
     
  12. ansi09

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    Let's say at least you should " know what an AI " is man lol.
    No joke, you nee to be a " technical " dude / geek.
     
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  13. redarrow

    redarrow Elite Member

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    artificial intelligence programming is a programming language that let you program applications that self teach there self from tasks.

    it the next biggest programming adventure.

    is it hard to learn = definitely

    do you need to no programming already =
    no but need a heavy background in understanding programming concepts.

    ai works best with python programming lanuage for online purpose , but can be used with others.

    your also need to master a database i suggest mysql.
     
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  14. Alkanphel

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    I've looked into it in the past, one of the prerequisites is being good at maths. (Linear Algebra at a minimum some require Calculus, statistics and probability) and also programming knowledge (Usually Python)
     
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    Why not start with Udemy and see if you are still interested in AI before signign up for one of the courses you listed.
     
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    Best way to learn is to just get out and there and start making one. Find something you think AI would be useful in and learn what you need from there. The hardest part with this strategy is keeping yourself engaged in what you are making as it will take a while.