About this course
Artificial Intelligence will define the next generation of software solutions. This computer science course provides an overview of AI, and explains how it can be used to build smart apps that help organizations be more efficient and enrich people’s lives. It uses a mix of engaging lectures and hands-on activities to help you take your first steps in the exciting field of AI.
Discover how machine learning can be used to build predictive models for AI. Learn how software can be used to process, analyze, and extract meaning from natural language; and to process images and video to understand the world the way we do. Find out how to build intelligent bots that enable conversational communication between humans and AI systems.
Note: The practical elements of this course are based on Microsoft Azure, and require an Azure subscription. Instructions for signing up for a free trial subscription are provided with the course materials, or you can use an existing Azure subscription if you have one.
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What you'll learn
- Build simple machine learning models with Azure Machine Learning;
- Use Python and Microsoft cognitive services to work with text, speech, images, and video;
- Use the Microsoft Bot Framework to implement conversational bots.
- Machine Learning – The Foundation of AI
- Text and Speech – Understanding Language
- Computer Vision – Seeing the World Through AI
- Bots – Conversation as a Platform
- Next Steps
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Frequently asked questions
A: Yes. An Azure subscription is required to complete the hands-on labs in this course.
Q: Will Microsoft provide a free Azure subscription for students in this course?
A: No, but you can sign up for a free 30-day trial of Azure, or engage in various Microsoft programs that include limited free access to Azure. You can sign up for a free Azure subscription only once, and a credit card may be required to authenticate your identity. Other conditions may also apply.
Q: Do I need a Windows computer to complete the course?
A: No. You can complete the labs using a computer running Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux.