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TECHIE FESTIVAL | Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Cardinal Hall at Redwood City | RM C144 (IT Training Room)

Class Code: ITS-1917

Note: This is a lecture. A laptop is recommended, but not required. 


This lecture will provide a non-intimidating introduction to Artificial Intelligence. We'll discuss the differences between AI and Machine Learning, and we¿ll delve into the technology behind AI, including neural networks and Deep Learning.

The lecture will discuss how machines learn and why data is so important. We'll talk about building AI projects and walk through a brief demonstration. We¿ll also look at some of the amazing things that AI can do, and we'll discuss how to spot opportunities for AI in your organization.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the differences among AI, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning
  • Understand how machines learn
  • Understand the importance of data and how to acquire appropriate data
  • Understand AI strategy and building AI projects
  • Recognizing opportunities for AI
  • Understand some of the tools employed in executing AI

Topic Outline:

  • AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning
  • How machines learn and the importance of data
  • Shallow vs. Deep Neural Networks
  • Convolutional Neural Networks and use cases
  • Recurrent Neural Networks and use cases
  • Demonstration - AI using Google Cloud Platform
  • Examples of AI in the real world
  • Identifying opportunities for AI in your world
  • Next steps

Structured Activity/Case Studies:

Demonstration: AI using Google Cloud Platform

University IT Technology Training classes are only available to Stanford University staff, faculty, or students. A valid SUNet ID is needed in order to enroll in a class.

Payment Methods: STAP Funds, Departmental Account, or Credit Card.

Event Sponsor

University IT Technology Training

Contact Email

techtraining@stanford.edu

Contact Phone

650-723-4391