Interest in AI: 58000 Join Free Online Course From Stanford

August 16, 2011 3:44 pm

We spotted this today:

“A free online course at Stanford University on artificial intelligence, to be taught this fall by two leading experts from Silicon Valley, has attracted more than 58,000 students around the globe — a class nearly four times the size of Stanford’s entire student body.

The course is one of three being offered experimentally by the Stanford computer science department to extend technology knowledge and skills beyond this elite campus to the entire world, the university is announcing on Tuesday.”

Statistics Source: NYTimes

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