Free edX Course – Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Wondering what Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is all about? Where does data science leave off? And where and how does machine learning apply?

AI will likely define the next generation of software. Given all the talk and confusing terminology out there, we've got the perfect overview course for those of you who are just getting started. See what's really going on with AI and explore the concepts and technologies behind it. Join expert Graeme Malcolm, and spend 3-4 hours each week over four weeks to start using AI to build your own intelligent apps.

There are no programming prerequisites for this course, but Python experience might help, as would an understanding of variables, loops, branching, and other software basics.

Discover how machine learning can be used to build predictive models for AI. Learn how software can be used to process, analyze, and extract meaning from natural language and to process images and video to understand the world the way we do. Find out how to build intelligent bots that enable conversational communication between humans and AI systems.

This course will help you learn how to:

  • Build simple machine learning models with Azure Machine Learning.
  • Use Python and Microsoft cognitive services to work with text, speech, images, and video.
  • Use the Microsoft Bot Framework to implement conversational bots.

Note that the practical elements of this course are based on Microsoft Azure and require an Azure subscription. Instructions for signing up for a free trial subscription are provided with the course materials, or, if you already have one, you can use your existing Azure subscription.

Take your first steps in this exciting, fast-evolving field. Get hands-on, build your own apps and bots. Participate in hands-on activities such as building statistical models to predict health issues, or creating an image-analysis app for still photos or videos. Watch now by clicking here or on the image above!

At the end of the course, we provide follow-up resources that can help you determine next steps in your path towards mastering AI.ML Blog Team