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UDACITY is Sebastian Thrun’s Online University

In the fall of 2011, Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig decided to offer their “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence” course at Stanford in an online delivery and free. Responding to an email invitation that went viral in the blogosphere, over 160,000 students registered to take the course, although many of them dropped their participation early. The …

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Ethics as Prediction

Prediction involves collecting sensory input, processing it with abstraction to produce usable data, analyzing the data to find similarities and differences, correlating the analysis with past data and analysis, then attempting to extrapolate trends and synthesize conclusions, and finally, to put all of this into a format that makes sense and can be output and …

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MIT OCW Scholar courses

MIT’s OpenCourseWare (OCW) offers free online MIT courses complete with lecture notes, exams and videos. There is no registration required and there are no fees involved, but they do offer suggestions for course textbooks, which are often fairly expensive (standard for college level courses). MIT says that “virtually all MIT course content” is included in …

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