Artificial Intelligence is transforming our world in dramatic and beneficial ways, and Deep Learning is powering the progress. Together with Siraj Raval, Udacity provides a dynamic introduction to this amazing field, using weekly videos, exclusive projects, and expert feedback and review to teach you the foundations of this future-shaping technology.
Hello World, it's Siraj! I'm a Data Scientist, bestselling author, and YouTube star. I make videos that teach people how to use machine learning to create game bots, chatbots, self-driving cars, programs that create art and music, stock prediction models, and much more. I'm proud to be an exclusive Udacity partner, and excited to be your host for this amazing program.
Enjoy access to 17 weekly videos, plus in-depth, hour-long live sessions with Siraj every week. Expect lots of additional exclusive Udacity content as well!
Work on five specially-designed Deep Learning projects, and benefit from expert feedback on each.
Successfully complete the program, and receive guaranteed admission to either our Self-Driving Car or Artificial Intelligence Nanodegree programs!
Every program graduate receives a Udacity credential affirming their mastery of Deep Learning foundations.
Build a simple network to make predictions of bike-sharing usage.
Build a neural network that detects objects from images.
Use deep learning to generate new scripts for your favorite TV show.
Build a chatbot that translates text in real time.
Use a generative adversarial network (GAN) to generate novel faces.
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A Nanodegree Foundation program is designed to facilitate your entry into a particular arena of study, with the goal of ensuring that you establish your “foundations” in the field. Depending on your longer-term goals, a Foundation program can enable you to enhance an existing skillset, move forward into deeper and/or more advanced academic studies, or prepare for a career move that requires a fuller understanding of certain technologies and concepts.
This program offers an excellent introduction to the world of Deep Learning—a transformational technology that is going to reshape our future, and drive amazing new innovations in AI. If you've been interested in the machine learning space, but haven't felt comfortable or qualified to dive in, this is the perfect way to get started!
Given the focus on establishing knowledge foundations, we do not consider this a career-focused program; rather, this should be understood as both an excellent introduction to the field, and—via the guaranteed admission component—an ideal stepping stone to our career-focused offerings. Career resources are not a part of this Foundation program, and students should not expect to emerge from the program job-ready. It is of course possible that your previous experience, combined with what you learn here, will enable you to pursue certain roles after you graduate, but job preparation is not a program component.
This program has been created specifically for students who are interested in machine learning, AI, and/or deep learning, and who have a basic working knowledge of Python programming. Outside of that Python expectation, it's a very beginner-friendly program.
In the first few lessons of this course we'll be using the scikit learn and numpy Python libraries. We'll then progress into learning Tensorflow, and using it to complete our projects.
Virtually any 64-bit operating with at least 8GB of RAM will be suitable. Students should also have Python 3 and Jupyter Notebooks installed. For the more intensive portions of the program that come later, we will be providing students with AWS instances—you will get an email with a credit code you can use with your AWS account.
Yes! You will receive a Deep Learning Nanodegree Foundation credential when you successfully complete the program on time.
That's the best part! Graduates from this program are guaranteed admission into our Self-Driving Car or Artificial Intelligence Nanodegree programs in 2017! You even receive a $100 credit applied to those enrollments! GIven the incredible demand we continue to see for these cutting-edge programs, and the volume of applications we continue to receive, we're especially excited to offer guaranteed admission to our program graduates, as this represents an extraordinarily rare opportunity for our students.
The program is project-based, and each project has a deadline. It is strongly recommended that you complete each project on time, in order to ensure you meet graduation requirements. To graduate, you must complete, submit, and meet expectations for all required projects within 6 months of your start date. Failure to meet this deadline means you do not graduate and earn your credential, and you are no longer eligible to receive automatic admission into either the Artificial Intelligence or the Self-Driving Car Nanodegree programs.
Falling behind jeopardizes your ability to meet the 6-month requirement for graduating and earning your credential, and receiving your guaranteed admission into either the Artificial Intelligence or the Self-Driving Car Nanodegree program. It is critical to your success that you maintain good standing with regards to project deadlines. If you're not keeping pace with your fellow students, forums and Slack channels can lose their value. Your peer network can break down, because you're no longer working on the same content as the rest of your class. Plus, you miss out on exclusive content rewards for on-time submissions! We LOVE to reward timely submissions!
You are welcome to re-enroll in the same program, but your progress is not saved, and it does not carry over—you will start at the beginning again. You are also welcome to apply to either the Artificial Intelligence or the Self-Driving Car Nanodegree programs, but your admission is not guaranteed.
You should plan to spend 3-4 hours per week throughout the entire term, in order to complete this program on time.
Siraj is our exclusive partner for this program, a co-host of the program, and an expert contributor to the program curriculum.
This program offers weekly problem sets, and five unique projects that deepen your understanding of the content in the program. Each project will receive expert feedback and review. You will also have the full support of our dedicated team to answer your questions, support your goal-setting and completion, and ensure that you successful graduate and earn your credential. This is all in addition to exclusive content from Siraj and Udacity instructors that is only available to enrolled students!
The live sessions with Siraj Raval are held on Wednesdays at 10am Pacific Standard Time. It is not mandatory that you attend, but it is highly recommended that you do so, as they will offer a great deal of complementary value! And please note, if you aren't able to attend live, they will be available for later review in the classroom.
No, you can only enroll during an open enrollment period. If enrollments are closed, you can join the waiting list to be notified when our next open enrollment period will begin.
Once enrollment closes, we will open the classroom. Your start date will be available in the classroom.
No problem! As soon as the next enrollment period opens, you can enroll for the next term.
Yes! It is a one-time payment, and covers all program features and benefits.
You are eligible to apply to one of these programs after graduating from your Deep Learning Nanodegree Foundation program—the guaranteed admission benefit is only for graduates.
If you are accepted into either of these programs, just contact us to tell us you would like to select a later start date because you are currently enrolled in the Deep Learning Nanodegree Foundation program.
After you graduate from the Deep Learning Nanodegree Foundation program, you will receive a one-time use coupon that is valid for a $100 credit towards the first term of either the Artificial Intelligence or Self-Driving Car Nanodegree programs. This coupon will expire December 31, 2017. You will use this coupon when you make your first payment for whichever program you've selected.
Deep Learning is already becoming a fundamental part of the software stack, and it's very soon going to be a part of every programmer's toolkit regardless of platform or industry. We want you to be able to apply Deep Learning techniques to your field, so a simultaneous enrollment is definitely recommended if you want to stand out for being truly on the cutting edge of modern machine-learning techniques!
All eligible students, according to our Terms of Service, are welcome to enroll in the English-language version of this program. Some countries may have localized pricing and other language options.
At this time we are not awarding scholarships for this program.
There is a 7-day refund policy. Send us an email within 7 days of the date your term begins, to request that your enrollment be canceled and payment refunded.
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