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Introduction to Artificial Intelligence: A Brief History

Stanford’s Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning classes have been online for the past week, and tens of thousands are watching the video lectures intently. Today marks the first homework assignment deadline, and the online message boards are ablaze with discussion. I’ve decided to summarize information in the textbook that is used or suggested for both classes, to which most online students probably do not have access. The foundations of artificial intelligence (AI) will be discussed here, spanning all the way back from the time of the Greek Philosophers.

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Stanford offers free education online, over 125,000 sign up

In a little over one month, a little-known Artificial Intelligence (AI) course has skyrocketed in popularity, since the two professors announced that anyone anywhere in the world could take their course.  Three days after the announcement, 10,000 people signed up, and a month later, the number has increased tenfold. The Stanford University School of Engineering has decided not just to show videos of the classes – a practice which has been going on for around a decade in some of the most reputable universities in the world (especially in America) – but to allow students to take tests, watch lectures, and participate in class discussions. As said in a recent article from SingularityHub “Classes of 1 million or tens of millions may be in our future. If Stanford can succeed in teaching classes of 100k+ students at a time, what will it mean for education in general?”

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