Applied Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work
An Ashoka University online course for high-school students.
Pre-college courses to explore specific disciplines
3-Weeks live, online courses during holidays
India's best faculty, amazing peers & learning support
Completion certificate from ashoka university
About The Course
AI is a buzzword like no other. Automation has revolutionized industry after industry, but AI promises to automate thought itself. Is this even possible? And if so, what does it mean for the future of work, and for humanity? This course will provide a basic foundation in the history of AI, along with some practical (current) uses, and then try to understand how the field will evolve. We’ll also go through a number of common AI tasks; students with a background in programming are encouraged to code up some of these by themselves. In addition to the above, we will also cover some psychology and neurobiology, and discuss how humans perceive intelligence.
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Ph.D. Yale University
Debayan’s primary areas of interest include secure computation, cryptography, and privacy. He also occasionally dabbles in number theory, complexity theory, robotics, and machine learning (and, on rare occasions, economics). He has helped start a number of companies in India and abroad and holds board positions in these start-ups. He also consults for and advises companies on cybersecurity, helping c-suite individuals understand and mitigate cyber-risk.
He has a Ph.D. from Yale University and a Bachelor’s degree from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata.
Learning Support for the Course
Satpreet is a fourth year Computer Science undergraduate student at Ashoka University. He will be joining Google as a Strategic Cloud Engineer in July 2022. During his undergraduate studies, he has changed his major so many times that he has lost count. Economics, Maths, English, to name a few. He finally found his home at the culmination of them all, Computer Science. He loves learning about new technologies. Currently, he is obsessed with cryptocurrencies. He plays tennis in his free time. His favorite book, Notes from Underground. You can find him @SatpreetMakhija on Twitter.
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