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Artificial Intelligence

AI for a thriving society

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The ongoing technological advancements such as wearable technology and chip market solutions, self-driving cars or automated medical procedures, have a remarkable impact on market growth.
— Forbes, Dec. 11, 2023
   

AI specialist is the top emerging job of the decade

The wave of artificial intelligence data and technology sweeping across industry is transforming how we work, how we develop new products and services, how we measure our success, and how we plan for the future. That is why we are creating the most comprehensive AI curriculum in the UC Extension system.

AI curriculum for today's workforce

  • Hands-on, practical technical skills
  • Strategic business acumen
  • Skills for a skyrocketing demand
  • Interactive online classroom with industry leaders

AI opens doors—AI for All

In this fast-growing multi-billion dollar market, we are casting a wide net to ensure the future is created by many for many. AI is reshaping our workforce, costing jobs in many sectors, and creating new jobs. We want to make sure everyone is ready for the transition—the technically focused, the business-minded, and the seasoned tech worker—as well as the underrepresented populations that often face high barriers to entry into the well-paying tech workforce.

  • Industry-aligned curriculum
  • Cross-industry skills preparation
  • Active curriculum guidance and classroom mentorship
  • Tech-focused and business-focused programs
  • Lowered barriers to entry for people interested in learning
   

   

The first professional certificate program in AI

   

Artificial Intelligence Application Development

The region's first comprehensive professional certificate program in artificial intelligence is open for enrollment. Courses in this uniquely practical, technical certificate program are approved by the University of California, Santa Cruz and carry UC credit.

   

Plus a specialization for nontechnical professionals

   

AI Strategies, Productivity and Practice

  • Optimize AI technology for specific needs.
  • Address ethical challenges of generative AI models.
  • Enhance workplace productivity via freely available AI-enhanced tools and prompt engineering.
  • Set up and evaluate simple agents for task automation.
   

Generative AI Fundamentals

Learn a little about prompt engineering and the best approach to AI tools, resources, and practices in building generative AI models with Hien Luu, head of machine learning infrastructure at DoorDash and an instructor in our AI program. [December 2023]

Preparing for the AI Future

In this recording, we cover generative AI, NLP, robotics, and reinforcement learning, and provide a preview of a new AI program offering the tools we all will soon be using in our everyday lives. [September 2023]

AI for Robotics: Integrating Techniques and Job Outlook

Get a glimpse of the role AI plays in enabling robotic technologies to solve a variety of enterprise problems and learn new skills that are necessary to be deployed for robotics-based applications in multiple industries. [May 2021]

       

What's new in AI education?

   
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GANs for Data Synthesis

For deep learning students interested in advanced computer vision, image synthesis, denoising, super-resolution, language modeling and text generation, anomaly detection, drug molecules synthesis, deep reinforcement learning, control systems, and autonomous driving.
       
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AI, Empathy, and Ethics

A nontechnical course that provides an overview of artificial intelligence advancements and the ethical challenges we now face as we navigate the development, implementation, and ubiquitous global use of AI. Explore our new online course taught through Coursera.
       
           
       

Passionate about teaching AI?

Please let us know if you're interested in joining our esteemed instructor team.

Program Overview

Estimated Cost: Varies.
Program Requirements: Varied CEUs and UC Credit
Minimum Hours of Instruction: Varies
Estimated Duration: Varies
Special Programs: None

Courses

1. Artificial Intelligence (AI) Courses

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AISV.813
CEU: 0.5 CEUs
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06-08-2024 to 06-08-2024
$350.00
AISV.813.(5)
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CEU: 2.0 CEUs
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Quarter Units: 3.0
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05-04-2024 to 07-13-2024
$980.00
AISV.X405.(1)
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Quarter Units: 2.0
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04-25-2024 to 06-13-2024
$795.00
AISV.X490.(1)
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Quarter Units: 1.5
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07-25-2024 to 08-29-2024
$730.00
CMPR.X405.(11)
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Quarter Units: 3.0
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06-28-2024 to 08-30-2024
$980.00
AISV.X401.(17)
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Quarter Units: 3.0
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Quarter Units: 3.0
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06-18-2024 to 08-20-2024
$980.00
AISV.X404.(1)
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CEU: 2.0 CEUs
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07-17-2024 to 08-28-2024
$625.00
AISV.814.(2)
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CEU: 2.0 CEUs
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04-22-2024 to 06-10-2024
$625.00
AISV.816.(1)
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Quarter Units: 3.0
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04-10-2024 to 06-12-2024
$980.00
AISV.X400.(37)
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06-18-2024 to 08-20-2024
$980.00
AISV.X400.(38)
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Quarter Units: 3.0
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07-11-2024 to 09-12-2024
$980.00
AISV.X402.(1)
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Quarter Units: 3.0
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CEU: 1.5 CEUs
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07-29-2024 to 08-26-2024
$580.00
AISV.800.(10)
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Meet Our Instructors

Ajay K Baranwal
Dtr, Ctr for Deep Learning in Electronics Manufacturing | Chair, AI Program
Chinnu Pittapally
Machine Learning & Natural Language Processing Research Engineer, Raytheon
Hien C Luu
Senior Engineering Manager, DoorDash
Joseph Meyer
Senior Natural Language Processing Researcher, Erudit AI
Kavitha Velusamy
Senior VP of Engineering, Robust.AI
Marilson B Campos
Senior Staff Engineer - ML Platform, Apixio
Mohammad Naveed
Senior Director of Engineering, Reltio
Oswald A Campesato
Founder, iQuarkt and AI Adjunct Professor
Praveen Krishna
Platform Architect for Audio AI/ML Solutions, Performance & Power, Intel
Shalini Ananda
Machine Learning Specialist | Product Developer | Asst. AI Program Chair
Shashidhar Sathyanarayana
Founder and CEO, Numeric Insight | Machine Learning Specialist
Sudhakar Alla
Machine Learning Engineer, ICURO
Xi "Bill" Chen
Senior Software Engineer, Meta

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Program Chair

Instructor Ajay Baranwal

Program Chair

AJAY BARANWAL, M.S., a deep learning semiconductor engineer at D2S where he leads applied deep learning research and development efforts to solve electronics and semiconductor manufacturing problems.

Assistant Program Chair

SHALINI ANANDA, Ph.D., founder of Anandamide Sound Machine, is an educator and pioneering engineer who specializes in generative AI particularly as it applies to the fields of sustainability and healthcare.

AI Program Advisory Committee

SHALINI ANANDA, Ph.D.
Founder, Anandamide Sound Machine
Instructor/ Asst. Chair, AI Program, UCSC Silicon Valley Extension

PAUL BALDASSARI, Magister (Australia)
Executive Vice President, Worldwide Operations, Flex

AJAY BARANWAL, MA
Instructor/Chair, AI Program, UCSC Silicon Valley Extension
Deep Learning / Semiconductor Engineer, D2S

RAHUL BHUMAN, M.S., M.B.A.
Vice President. Head of Emerging Business & Head of IBU, Tech Mahindra

MOENES ISKAROUS, Ph.D.
Fellow and Cofounder of SiMa.ai™
Instructor, UCSC Silicon Valley Extension

JASON SAMAHA, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor, Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience: Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognition: Fundamental Theories, The Neuroscience of Consciousness
UC Santa Cruz Psychology Department

MIKE SCHMIDT, B.S.M.E.
Director of Software Engineering, AMD