This fall, Stanford professors Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig will offer their “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence” class online for free. Most major universities already offer a selection of their class lectures online through their youtube channels or ItunesU. But this is the first times I’ve heard of a university opening up a class for anyone to enroll, get graded on the same curve as students and even receive a certificate of completion. This is a good sign for the citizen science movement, open access to Ivy league education independent of cost and location should prove groundbreaking.
If you’d like to attend the class, online enrollment closes on Sept 20th. And the class will take place from Oct. 10 ~ Dec. 16.