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Registration is Open for Fall “AI for Everyone” Class

“AI for Everyone” will be offered in fall semester 2020 in an online format. The goal of this course is to provide an applied introduction to current techniques in machine learning and how they can be used to make sense of large amounts of data, while allowing students to focus on how machine learning is impacting their discipline of study. Registration is currently open to both undergraduates and graduate students.

Course numbers: EGR 190.06 (undergraduate students) / EGR 590.06 (graduate students)

The class will be delivered in several complementary ways:

1. Students will complete the Duke-developed "Introduction to Machine Learning" class on Coursera.

2. Students will complete at least four learning experiences (IPLEs) offered within the Duke +DS program. The variety of IPLE topics presented over a semester are meant to constitute a diverse set of content, cover a wide range of student interests, and include topics on various aspects of machine learning, implementation details, applications, and the ethics of machine learning.

3. We will augment the online course and IPLEs with pre-recorded sessions on implementation techniques and offer a weekly class with a “flipped” setup where we go through questions on the previous week’s material.

4. To make this course relevant to your own field of study, each student will complete a project where they apply machine learning techniques to data relevant to their discipline.  Some example datasets and tasks will be provided, but students will be encouraged to propose their own relevant project.

Students who complete “AI for Everyone” become eligible to apply for participation in +DS Advanced Project Teams. The Advanced Projects allow students who have previously completed the +DS curriculum to continue their engagement with substantive applied projects, often as department-sponsored independent studies.