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Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Provided by Microsoft
Introductory
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A high-level overview of AI to learn how Machine Learning provides the foundation for AI, and how you can leverage cognitive services in your apps.

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Before you start

  • High-school level math and statistics.
  • A basic knowledge of programming – Python would be an advantage, but is not essential.
  • A willingness to learn through exploration and perseverance.

What you will learn

In this course, you will learn how to:
  • 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.
  • Introduction
  • 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

Overview

This course is part of the Microsoft Professional Program in Artificial Intelligence.

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.

edX offers financial assistance for learners who want to earn Verified Certificates but who may not be able to pay the fee. To apply for financial assistance, enroll in the course, then follow this link to complete an application for assistance.

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Frequently asked questions

Q: Do I need an Azure subscription to complete the course?
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.
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