Start Date :

6/9/2018 - 10.00 AM

   End Date :

6/9/2018 - 05.00 PM

   Location :

UCSC Extension - Santa Clara

   Instructors :

Hien C Luu

   Cost :


The Artificial Intelligence (AI) revolution generates a lot of interest and opportunity in the academic and business worlds due to its anticipated impact on the economy. One well-known AI researcher described it as “the new electricity” because it will transform our lives and every industry. AI is already pervasive in our environment. We ask Siri to get directions to the nearest charging station and we order products through Amazon Echo.  The next set of advanced AI applications will include self-driving cars, medical image analysis and diagnosis, cyber-intelligence, and more. Leading companies like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and IBM are announcing that AI will be a central component in all of their products.  Upon completion of this course, students will understand the concepts and technologies that comprise Artificial Intelligence, the current applications of AI, and the direction in which the field is heading. 

Topics Include:
Overview of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning

  • The current state of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning: an advancement in AI
  • The development and deployment processes of AI applications
  • The technologies behind Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning 
  • Closing the talent Gap
  • Future directions in AI

Additional Info :

INSTRUCTOR BIO: HIEN LUU, M.S, an engineering manager at LinkedIn, has over 20 years’ experience designing and developing scalable web applications and big data infrastructure and applications at Silicon Valley companies, such as Uber, Netflix, and Yahoo. He specializes in big data technologies and machine learning and is an artificial intelligence enthusiast. He has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington and a master’s degree in Software Engineering from San Jose State University. He has taught for UCSC Extension since 2003.