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Nanodegree Program

AI Programming with Python

Learn all the essentials for AI programming with Python

Learn Python, NumPy, Pandas, Matplotlib, PyTorch, and Linear Algebra—the foundations for building your own neural network.

Enroll by August 21!

  • Time
    One 3-month term

    Study 10 hrs/week and complete in 3 months

  • Classroom Opens
    August 21, 2018
  • Prerequisites
    Calculus

    See prerequisites in detail

  • Language
    English

    Learning material and communication in English

Why take this Nanodegree?

Learning to program with Python, one of the most widely used languages in Artificial Intelligence, is the core of this program. You’ll also focus on neural networks—AI’s main building blocks. By learning foundational AI and math skills, you lay the groundwork for advancing your career—whether you’re just starting out, or readying for a full-time role.


Why take this Nanodegree?

AI-enabled tools will generate $2.9 trillion in business value by 2021

Efficient and Effective Pace
Efficient and Effective Pace

Efficient and Effective Pace

Start building deep learning applications in just two months. Learn foundational AI skills as you work through a world-class curriculum. Learn from experts in the field, and amass core skills that will make your next career steps possible.

A Complete AI Toolkit

A Complete AI Toolkit

Master every key tool needed for AI success: Python, NumPy, Jupyter Notebooks, Pandas, Matplotlib, and PyTorch—all in one program.

Personalized Project Reviews
Personalized Project Reviews

Personalized Project Reviews

Receive personalized feedback from AI experts when you submit your first neural network project. They’ll provide detailed and actionable insight, and challenge you to do your best work.

Personalized Support and Mentorship

Personalized Support and Mentorship

Learn with the support of mentors from the very beginning of the program, and connect with thousands of fellow students on dedicated Udacity-moderated platforms.

What You Will Learn

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Syllabus

Learn AI Fundamentals

Learn the essential foundations of AI: the programming tools (Python, NumPy, PyTorch), the math (linear algebra, vectors, matrices), and the key techniques of neural networks (gradient descent and backpropagation).

Learn the essential foundations of AI: the programming tools, the math, and the key techniques.

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3 Months to complete

Prerequisite Knowledge

Basic knowledge of algebra and calculus, basic programming knowledge will help to quickly pick up AI’s essential coding concepts.See detailed requirements.

  • Introduction to Python

    Start coding with Python, drawing upon libraries and automation scripts to solve complex problems quickly.

  • NumPy, Pandas, and Matplotlib

    Learn how to use all the key tools for working with data in Python: Jupyter Notebooks, NumPy, Pandas, and Matplotlib.

  • Linear Algebra Essentials

    Learn the foundational math you need for AI success: vectors, linear transformations, and matrices—as well as the linear algebra behind neural networks.

  • Neural Networks

    Gain a solid foundation in the hottest fields in AI: neural networks, deep learning, and PyTorch.

    Build Your Own Neural Network

“AI is going to create all sorts of new jobs. I think it's nothing but upside, and exciting for those who know what to do with it.”

— Jordan Bitterman, CMO, IBM Watson Content & IoT Platform

Learn with the best

Ortal Arel
Ortal Arel

Curriculum Lead

Ortal Arel has a PhD in Computer Engineering, and has been professor and researcher in the field of applied cryptography. She has worked on design and analysis of intelligent algorithms for high-speed custom digital architectures.

Luis Serrano
Luis Serrano

Instructor

Luis was formerly a Machine Learning Engineer at Google. He holds a PhD in mathematics from the University of Michigan, and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Quebec at Montreal.

Jennifer Staab
Jennifer Staab

Instructor

Jennifer has a PhD in Computer Science, Masters in Biostatistics, and was a professor at Florida Polytechnic University. She previously worked at RTI International and United Therapeutics as a statistician and computer scientist.

Juan Delgado
Juan Delgado

Instructor

Juan is a computational physicist with a Masters in Astronomy. He is finishing his PhD in Biophysics. He previously worked at NASA developing space instruments and writing software to analyze large amounts of scientific data using machine learning techniques.

Grant Sanderson
Grant Sanderson

Instructor

Grant Sanderson is the creator of the YouTube channel 3Blue1Brown, which is devoted to teaching math visually, using a custom-built animation tool. He was previously a content creator for Khan Academy.

Mat Leonard
Mat Leonard

Instructor

Mat is a former physicist, research neuroscientist, and data scientist. He did his PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley.

Mike Yi
Mike Yi

Instructor

Mike is a Content Developer with a BS in Mathematics and Statistics. He received his PhD in Cognitive Science from the University of Irvine. Previously, he worked on Udacity's Data Analyst Nanodegree program as a support lead.

Juno Lee
Juno Lee

Instructor

As a data scientist at Looplist, Juno built neural networks to analyze and categorize product images, a recommendation system to personalize shopping experiences for each user, and tools to generate insight into user behavior.

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To make it even easier to learn, you can finance your Nanodegree through Affirm.

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    As low as US$50 per month at 0% APR.

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AI Programming with Python
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Program Details

    PROGRAM OVERVIEW - WHY SHOULD I TAKE THIS PROGRAM?
  • Why should I enroll?

    AI is changing how entire industries operate—retail, education, healthcare, and almost every other field out there. AI-powered increases in safety, productivity, and efficiency are already improving our world, and the best is yet to come! As it becomes increasingly evident how impactful AI can be, demand for employees with AI skills increases—demand is in fact already skyrocketing.

    The AI Programming with Python Nanodegree program makes it easy to learning the in-demand skills employers are looking for. You’ll learn foundational AI programming tools (Python, NumPy, PyTorch) and the essential math skills (linear algebra) that will enable you to start building your own AI applications in just three months.

    Whether you’re seeking a full-time role in an AI-related field, want to start applying AI solutions in your current role, or simply want to start learning the defining technology of our time, this is the perfect place to get started.

  • What jobs will this program prepare me for?

    This program is designed for you to learn stackable AI skills that can augment your current skillset. As such, it does not prepare you for a specific job. Instead, it enables you to start using AI techniques in your current role. If you are just getting started with these technologies, you will learn foundational skills that will enable you to progress to more advanced studies. If you wish to prepare for a full-time AI-related career, we recommend enrolling in our Machine Learning Engineer Nanodegree program next.

  • How do I know if this program is right for me?

    Learning to program with Python, one of the most widely used languages in Artificial Intelligence, is the core of this program. You’ll also focus on neural networks—AI’s main building blocks. By learning foundational AI and math skills, you lay the groundwork for advancing your career—whether you’re just starting out, or readying for a full-time role.

    ENROLLMENT AND ADMISSION
  • What are the prerequisites for enrollment?

    Formal prerequisites include basic knowledge of algebra and calculus. Basic programming knowledge will help you to quickly pick up AI’s essential coding concepts.

  • Do I need to apply? What are the admission criteria?

    No. This Nanodegree program accepts all applicants regardless of experience and specific background.

    TUITION AND TERM OF PROGRAM
  • How is this Nanodegree program structured?

    The AI Programming with Python Nanodegree program is composed of one (1) Term of three (3) months. A Term has fixed start and end dates.

    To graduate, students must successfully complete 1 project which affords you the opportunity to apply and demonstrate new skills that you learn in the lessons. The project will be reviewed by the Udacity reviewer network. Feedback will be provided and if you do not pass the project, you will be asked to resubmit the project until it passes.

  • How long is this Nanodegree program?

    Access to this Nanodegree program runs for the period noted in the Term length section above.

    See the Terms of Use and FAQs for other policies around the terms of access to our Nanodegree programs.

  • Can I switch my start date? Can I get a refund?

    Please see the Udacity Nanodegree program FAQs found here for policies on enrollment in our programs.

  • I have graduated from the AI programming with Python program but I want to keep learning. Where should I go from here?

AI Programming with Python

Learn all the essentials for AI programming with Python