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Artificial Intelligence

Nanodegree Program

Become an expert in the core concepts of artificial intelligence and learn how to apply them to real-life problems.

Become an expert in the core concepts of artificial intelligence and learn how to apply them to real-life problems.


3 months

Real-world Projects

Completion Certificate

Last Updated January 26, 2023

Skills you'll learn:
Optimization algorithms • Likelihood function • Minimax search • Bayesian networks
Object-oriented Python • Intermediate Python • Object-oriented programming basics

Courses In This Program

Course 1 4 weeks

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

In this course, you'll learn about the foundations of AI. You'll configure your programming environment to work on AI problems with Python. At the end of the course you'll build a Sudoku solver and solve constraint satisfaction problems.

Course 2 4 hours

Classical Search

Learn classical graph search algorithms--including uninformed search techniques like breadth-first and depth-first search and informed search with heuristics including A*. These algorithms are at the heart of many classical AI techniques, and have been used for planning, optimization, problem solving, and more. Complete the lesson by teaching PacMan to search with these techniques to solve increasingly complex domains.

Course 3 3 weeks

Automated Planning

Learn to represent general problem domains with symbolic logic and use search to find optimal plans for achieving your agent’s goals. Planning & scheduling systems power modern automation & logistics operations, and aerospace applications like the Hubble telescope & NASA Mars rovers.

Course 4 4 hours

(Optional) Optimization Problems

Learn about iterative improvement optimization problems and classical algorithms emphasizing gradient-free methods for solving them. These techniques can often be used on intractable problems to find solutions that are "good enough" for practical purposes, and have been used extensively in fields like Operations Research & logistics. Finish the lesson by completing a classroom exercise comparing the different algorithms' performance on a variety of problems.

Taught By The Best

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Sebastian Thrun

Founder and Executive Chairman, Udacity

As the Founder and Chairman of Udacity, Sebastian's mission is to democratize education by providing lifelong learning to millions of students worldwide. He is also the founder of Google X, where he led projects including the Self-Driving Car, Google Glass, and more.

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Thad Starner

Professor of Computer Science, Georgia Tech

Thad Starner is the director of the Contextual Computing Group (CCG) at Georgia Tech and is also the longest-serving Technical Lead/Manager on Google's Glass project.

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Peter Norvig

Research Director, Google

Peter Norvig is a Director of Research at Google and is co-author of Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, the leading textbook in the field.

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About Artificial Intelligence

Our Artificial Intelligence Nanodegree program is a comprehensive artificial intelligence course designed for advanced learners. In this program, you'll explore optimization algorithms, likelihood functions, minimax search, Bayesian networks, foundational AI concepts and apply them to solve real-life problems. The program covers classical search algorithms, automated planning, and optimization problems, providing a diverse range of AI skills. Taught by esteemed experts like Sebastian Thrun, Thad Starner, and Peter Norvig, this course offers an unparalleled opportunity to learn from the best in the field. At Udacity, we are committed to providing practical, real-world learning experiences. Our project-based approach ensures that you apply your skills to actual scenarios, gaining hands-on experience and immediate applicability. With our top-tier services, including personalized project reviews and access to industry experts, you are set up for success. Enroll in our AI program to gain cutting-edge skills and join a community of forward-thinking learners.