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Become an AI Product Manager

Nanodegree Program

Learn to develop AI products that deliver business value. Build skills that help you compete in the new AI-powered world.

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  • Estimated time
    2 Months

    At 5-10 hours/week

  • Enroll by
    May 31, 2023

    Get access to classroom immediately on enrollment

  • Skills acquired
    Dataset Annotation, Model Evaluation, Product Prototyping
In collaboration with
  • Appen

What you will learn

  1. AI Product Manager

    Estimated 2 Months

    You’ll learn how to evaluate the business value of an AI product. You’ll start by building familiarity and fluency with common AI concepts. You’ll then learn how to scope and build a data set, train a model, and evaluate its business impact. Finally, you’ll learn how to ensure a product is successful by focusing on scalability, potential biases, and compliance. Along the way, you’ll review case studies and examples to help you focus on how to define metrics to measure the business value for a proposed product.

    Prerequisite knowledge

    No prior experience is required.

    1. Introduction to AI in Business

      Gain foundational knowledge of AI and machine learning, how to develop a business case for an AI application, and how and when to use AI in a product.

      • Creating a Dataset

        A high-quality training data set is essential for machine learning models. Learn how to create a high-quality dataset, including how well the data fits a particular use case.

      • Building a Model

        Learn how a neural network produces a decision and how “training” works. You’ll also learn how to use training data and how to evaluate the results of a model.

      • Measuring Impact and Updating Models

        Learn how to measure post-deployment impact, and how to make data-informed improvements on your model. You’ll also learn how to avoid unwanted bias, ensure security and compliance, and how to scale your product.

    All our programs include

    • Real-world projects from industry experts

      With real-world projects and immersive content built in partnership with top-tier companies, you’ll master the tech skills companies want.

    • Real-time support

      On demand help. Receive instant help with your learning directly in the classroom. Stay on track and get unstuck.

    • Career services

      You’ll have access to Github portfolio review and LinkedIn profile optimization to help you advance your career and land a high-paying role.

    • Flexible learning program

      Tailor a learning plan that fits your busy life. Learn at your own pace and reach your personal goals on the schedule that works best for you.

    Program offerings

    • Class content

      • Real-world projects
      • Project reviews
      • Project feedback from experienced reviewers
    • Student services

      • Student community
      • Real-time support
    • Career services

      • Github review
      • Linkedin profile optimization

    Succeed with personalized services.

    We provide services customized for your needs at every step of your learning journey to ensure your success.

    Get timely feedback on your projects.

    • Personalized feedback
    • Unlimited submissions and feedback loops
    • Practical tips and industry best practices
    • Additional suggested resources to improve
    • 1,400+

      project reviewers

    • 2.7M

      projects reviewed

    • 88/100

      reviewer rating

    • 1.1 hours

      avg project review turnaround time

    Learn with the best.

    Learn with the best.

    • Alyssa Simpson-Rochwerger

      VP of AI and Data at Appen

      Alyssa is a customer-driven product leader with proven experience in scaling products from conception to large-scale ROI. As Director of Product Management at IBM Watson, she oversaw the development of a large portfolio of AI products.

    • Meeta Dash

      VP of Product at Appen

      Meeta Dash is VP of Products at Appen, which builds AI products to help enterprises solve real world use cases. An NIT India BTech and UCDavis MBA, she's built AI and Voice/Video products at Cisco, Tokbox and CA.

    • Kiran Vajapey

      Senior HCI Developer at Appen

      Kiran Vajapey is an HCI Developer working on creating new products and interfaces to advance AI in industry. Kiran has a Master's in CS from Cornell and has previous experience in HR Tech, Fintech, and product architecture.

    • Kirsten Gokay

      Product Manager at Appen

      Kirsten received her Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics from UC Davis. With a background in Customer Success, she’s passionate about solving complex problems with easy-to-use products.

    • Andrea Butkovic

      Product Manager at Appen

      Andrea Butkovic is a product manager focused on creating machine learning powered annotation tools for AI teams at Appen. Andrea has a degree in Geography from UC Berkeley with a focus in Cartography.

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      • Learn

        Develop products that leverage AI by learning how AI can influence your business, how to scope and train AI models, and how to measure success.

      • Average Time

        On average, successful students take 2 months to complete this program.

      • Benefits include

        • Real-world projects from industry experts
        • Real-time classroom support
        • Career services

      Program details

      Program overview: Why should I take this program?
      • Why should I enroll?

        AI is changing the world around us at an astounding pace. For many, Artificial Intelligence remains a mystery, and how to leverage this technology is not always clear.

        This program is designed for students who want to take advantage of AI, but don’t want or need to learn the full technical implementation of neural networks and machine learning models. You’ll learn how to leverage AI in the business world, from scoping datasets, testing machine learning models, and crafting a proposal for a new product powered by AI. Along the way you’ll build fluency in AI concepts.

      • What jobs will this program prepare me for?

        This program is designed to upskill practicing product managers to build AI-powered products and bring value to their business using AI.

      • How do I know if this program is right for me?

        This program is intended for anyone who wants to gain fluency and understanding of AI use cases. If you want to learn how to leverage AI, including how to build a dataset and how to evaluate different machine learning models without needing to code, this program is for you.

      Enrollment and admission
      • Do I need to apply? What are the admission criteria?

        There is no application. This Nanodegree program accepts everyone, regardless of experience and specific background.

      • What are the prerequisites for enrollment?

        There are no technical prerequisites. This course is intended for professionals who have some familiarity with product management and basic data analysis.

      • If I do not meet the requirements to enroll, what should I do?

        If you need to review basic data analytics skills, we recommend the Intro to Descriptive Statistics course.

      Tuition and term of program
      • How is this Nanodegree program structured?

        The AI Product Manager Nanodegree program is comprised of content and curriculum to support 3 (three) projects. We estimate that students can complete the program in two (2) months working 10 hours per week.

        Each project will be reviewed by the Udacity reviewer network. Feedback will be provided and if you do not pass the project, you will be asked to resubmit the project until it passes.

      • Can I switch my start date? Can I get a refund?

        Please see the Udacity Nanodegree program FAQs for policies on enrollment in our programs.

      • How long is this Nanodegree program?

        Access to this Nanodegree program runs for the length of time specified above. If you do not graduate within that time period, you will continue learning with month-to-month payments. See the Terms of Use and FAQs for other policies regarding the terms of access to our Nanodegree programs.

      Software and hardware: What do I need for this program?
      • What software and versions will I need for this program?

        For this program, you will need a desktop or laptop computer running recent versions of Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux, and an unmetered broadband Internet connection. There are no additional hardware or software requirements for this program, other than those outlined on Udacity's general Technology Requirements page.

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