[northwestengland.pm] Fwd: Study Group for Stanford Uni AI/ML free course from October 2011 @ DoES Liverpool

Hakim Cassimally hakim.cassimally at gmail.com
Thu Aug 18 13:55:32 GMT 2011

Hi perlmongers!

Just wanted to let you know about the study group for the online AI
course coming up this autumn.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Hakim Cassimally <hakim.cassimally at gmail.com>
Date: 18 August 2011 14:44
Subject: Study Group for Stanford Uni AI/ML free course from October
2011 @ DoES Liverpool
To: geekup <geekup at googlegroups.com>, does-liverpool at googlegroups.com


You might have seen that Stanford Uni will be offering 2 exciting
courses Free and Online in Autumn 2011, in "A bold experiment in
distributed education".

  "Introduction to Artificial Intelligence" http://ai-class.com/
  "Machine Learning" http://ml-class.org/

If you're interested, you should register for interest now, there will
be a full signup process later.  The course content will be
delivered by video, and there will be exercises and opportunities for
discussion.  There's no certificate as such (though you get a
"statement of accomplishment" if you complete it.)

Remote learning is all very well, but we'd also like to have a local
study group.  We'll set up a monthly meeting at DoES Liverpool, and
everyone who's following along on either course in Northwest UK is

   DoES Liverpool
   4th Floor, Gostin Building
   32-36 Hanover Street
   L1 4LN
   MAP + photo: http://bit.ly/Gostins
   INFO: http://doesliverpool.com

DoES is conveniently located for railway stations Lime Street (10 mins
walk) and Central rail (5 mins).  Last trains back to
Chester/Manchester/Leeds are after 11pm.
Co-working is available at DoES if you'd like to work in Liverpool
centre for the day/afternoon before the meeting (and first time is
free if you bring cake!)

We will meet between 7-9pm, once a month, perhaps on a Tuesday, from
September.  (Details to be confirmed when we have the course

(The course begins in October.  The September meeting will be to go
through any prerequisites we're rusty on, for example Probability and
Linear Algebra).

There will be wifi, a projector, coffee (and stronger drinks available
by donation for after-study), and I will try to get hold of the
(optional) course books.  I expect we will do some/all/none of:

  * watch course videos
  * discuss things we're finding hard
  * work together on exercises
  * use the time as an opportunity to read/study by self
  * present something to group
  * commiserate about how hard it is and how dumb we are

If you're interested in coming, then please:

  1) register interest with one or both of AI or ML courses, as linked above
  2) let me know you'd like to come; which class(es) you signed up to;
and what evenings are best for you!



PS: Some other Useful links:

A video course on Linear Algebra

Online study groups

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