Sebastian Thrun’s democratic university

I am stumped. Stanford research professor Sebastian Thrun and other professors are planning to organize and teach an entire university course in Computer Science !! I planned to but didn’t take their initial AI course but this is too good to miss. They are following it up with an entire degree course in CS. What attracts me is the open courseware concept and the self-driving car.

As a software developer I have firsthand knowledge of the lack of taste for algorithms/CS and how the entire offshore industry is stuck in a medieval mindset.
I am much obliged.

However you look at this endeavor this proves that if one is set on thinking audaciously action will follow. Shouldn’t this stir up our interest in CS and its application to seemingly mundane software engineering?

Description: This class, taught by one of the foremost experts in AI, will teach you basic methods in Artificial Intelligence, including: probabilistic inference, computer vision, machine learning, and planning, all with a focus on robotics. Extensive programming examples and assignments will apply these methods in the context of building self-driving cars. You will get a chance to visit, via video, the leading research labs in the field, and meet the scientists and engineers who are building self-driving cars at Stanford and Google.
Prerequisites: The instructor will assume solid knowledge of programming, all programming will be in Python. Knowledge of probability and linear algebra will be helpful.

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