Artificial Intelligence MicroMasters® Program | ColumbiaX on edX | About Video


SPEAKER 1: The era of
artificial intelligence is here. Referred to as the fourth
Industrial Revolution, advances in artificial intelligence,
machine learning, robotics, nanotechnology, 3D
printing, and biotechnology are disrupting business and
labor markets around the world, with enormous change predicted
in the skill sets needed to thrive in the new landscape. In this MicroMasters Series
on artificial intelligence, you will learn from experts in their
field who teach at Columbia University. The series consists of
four courses that serve as the foundation for your expertise
in artificial intelligence and machine learning, and two of its
key applications, robotics and computer animation. In the first course,
artificial intelligence, Dr. Ansaf Salleb-Aouissi present how
to design intelligent agents or bots that extract data online using
certain criteria or keywords. Intelligent agents are often
used as news retrieval services for online shopping and automated tasks. Dr. John Paisley teaches the second
course in the series, machine learning. Machine learning is based on
algorithms, mathematical equations that tell a computer what functions to
perform, similar to following a recipe. Without algorithms your
phone wouldn’t work. There would be no Facebook,
no Google, no Amazon. Algorithms schedule flights
and then fly the airplanes. They can even help
doctors diagnose diseases. Robotics, the third
course in the series, will give you an opportunity
to learn the core techniques for representing robots that
perform real tasks in the real world. Dr. Matei Ciocarlie will cover
the fundamentals of robotics focusing on the mind and the body. Spending on robots worldwide is expected
to jump from just over $15 billion in 2010 to about $67 billion by 2025. The cost of high quality
robots and components is dropping rapidly, while
CPUs are getting faster and application programming
is getting easier. As robots become cheaper, smaller,
and more energy efficient, they gain flexibility
and finesse, increasing their potential applications. Dr. Eitan Grinspun,
the world expert when it comes to making computers deal
with complex graphics like hair, will teach you about
computer animation and CGI. In this course, he will examine
the basic rules of motion and turn them into computer
programs, exactly how studios are animating
in Hollywood movies and creating new tools
for graphic designers. We have a lot to learn,
let’s get started.

14 thoughts on “Artificial Intelligence MicroMasters® Program | ColumbiaX on edX | About Video

  1. Can the program be customized? Animation does not make sense to me in this program! The last course could be more into the direction of Industry, like Autonomous cars, etc…

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