What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)?
Can machines think?
Alan Turing, our grandfather of modern computer science and artificial intelligence, thought about this question in the 1950s. He devised the Turing Test, which is used as a basis to judge if a machine can think. The idea behind Turing Test is that a computer could be said to "think" if a human interrogator could not tell it apart, through conversation, from a human being.
Artificial Intelligence, based on this definition, is to mimic the intelligence and behavior patterns of humans. AI has made significant progress since the 1950s and is changing our lives.
Why should we learn AI?
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AI is the biggest technology tidal wave in our student's lifetime
Today, AI is helping us making drugs, recommending optimum routes for us to navigate, and helping doctors to fill the paperwork. Tomorrow, AI can compose music for us and drive long winding roads to deliver goods. Learning AI is a good way to master your own future.
Learn how to use data to make good decisions.
How did Facebook grow to 4 billion users? How do you decide what to major? How do you choose one credit card to another? The key to all these questions is just one word: DATA. Use data to make a decision is one of the most important skills that you must learn.
Building an AI product to learn roles in the tech industry
The tech industry is a great industry - it pays well and has plenty of opportunities. Building an AI product forces us to take different roles, and this experience help students to understand what it is like to be a data scientist or a product manager. These experiences help them to make great decisions as to what to major when they go to college.