Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig are teaching an online course entitled Introduction to Artificial Intelligence from September 26 through December 16, 2011. The course, also taught in-class at Stanford University, is a popular intro level examination of AI. “For the online version,” the description states, “the instructors aim to offer identical materials, assignments, and exams, and to use the same grading criteria. Both instructors will be available for online discussions.”

According to the description, “Sebastian Thrun is a Research Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, a Google Fellow, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the German Academy of Sciences. Thrun is best known for his research in robotics and machine learning… Peter Norvig is Director of Research at Google Inc. He is also a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence and the Association for Computing Machinery.”

Watch a video about the class here for more information.

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