Two free online courses in AI (Artificial Intelligence) have been launched by IITM (Indian Institute of Technology-Madras) in partnership with the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL). The motive behind offering free online courses is to help aspiring students and job seekers in achieving skills which could help them on the professional front. Also, Artificial Intelligence has become a significant part of every sector nowadays and getting the right training and skills in this field can expand an individual’s job opportunities. Let’s get to know more about these free online courses in AI by IIT-M.
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About the Free Online Courses in AI by IIT-M
The courses will be taught by Professor Deepak Khemani from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. The two free online courses in AI by IIT-Madras are:
AI: Constraint Satisfaction
Duration: 8 weeks (18 January 2021 – 12 March 2021)
Prerequisites: (Not Mandatory)
– Exposure to AI: Search Methods for Problem Solving
– AI: Knowledge Representation & Reasoning
Exam Date: 21 March 2021
In this 2 credit course in AI, the applicants will be taught various approaches on how to solve constraint satisfaction problems (CSP). The curriculum of this AI course by IIT-M would include topics like constraint propagation, arc consistency, path consistency, i-consistency, lookback methods, Gaschnig’s back jumping, graph-based backjumping, conflict directed back jumping, etc.
Artificial Intelligence: Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
Duration: 12 weeks (18 January 2021 – 09 April 2021)
Prerequisites: Exposure to formal languages, logic and programming
Exam Date: 24 April 2021
In this free online AI course by IIT-M, the students will explore a “variety of representation formalisms and the associated algorithms for reasoning”. The curriculum would include topics like the Rete Algorithm, Rete example, Programming Rule-Based Systems, Resolution Refutation in FOL, FOL with Equality, Complexity of Theorem Proving, First Order Logic (FOL), Syntax and Semantics, Unification, Forward Chaining, etc.
The enrollment period for both the courses have begun and the last date to apply for these free online courses in AI by IIT-M is 25th January 2021.
Although the course is being offered for free, for the issuance of the certificate at the end of the course the candidates will have to pay a fixed amount of Rs.1000. Also, the issuance of the certificate will be on merit basis. To be eligible for certification, you need to acquire the average score criteria in both assignments and exams.
Thus, these free online courses in AI by IIT-M will surely help students and working professionals learn this emerging technology and explore newer career opportunities! Stay tuned to Leverage Edu for more such educational updates and news from around the world!