An Introduction to AI Unit 1: Introduction
This unit will explore the basic definitions of intelligence and artificial intelligence. It will provide a broad background of how AI works and what it is it used for. We will start with the basics of machine learning and AI, then we will move on to introduce neural networks and deep learning.
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Dr. Ronjon Nag
Dr. Ronjon Nag has an Engineering PhD (Cambridge), an SM in Management Science (MIT) and a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Birmingham). He is president of the R42 Institute and he became a Stanford University Interdisciplinary Distinguished Careers Institute Fellow at the Center for Study for Language and Information in 2016. He works on the Boundaries of Humanity Project looking at intelligence in humans, animals and machines in the age of biotechnology and artificial intelligence. He teaches at Stanford Medical School. He is an active Advisor and Board Member to some 70 AI and Biotech companies. He has also been awarded the IET Mountbatten Medal for contributions to the mobile phone industry.
• Understand the basic definitions of “intelligence” and “artificial intelligence”.
• Understand some key terminology in the field of AI.
• Understand the difference between supervised learning and unsupervised learning.
• Have gained a brief introduction to neural networks and some example applications.
• Understand the definition of “deep learning”.