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Free Online course on Artifical Intelligence from Stanford University

Those who are from Computer background i.e. B.Tech or M.Tech degree holder in ECE/EEE/IT/CS or MCA etc have the great opportunity to attend Introductory classes on Artificial Intelligence By two most most influential professors in technical field.
This course is 10 weeks long. The in-class version starts Tue, Sept 27. The online version begins Mon, Oct 10, 2011 and ends on 16th December

They are:
Peter Norvig is Director of Research at Google Inc. He is also a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial IntelligPeter Norvigence and the Association for Computing Machinery.

Norvig co-authored Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, which is the world's most popular text book on Artificial Intelligence. Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach is used in over 1,200 universities in over 100 countries, and it has been translated into 12 languages.

Prior to joining Google, Norvig was the head of the Computational Sciences Division at NASA Ames Research Center, making him NASA's senior computer scientist. He received the NASA Exceptional Achievement Award in 2001.

He has served as an assistant professor at the University of Southern California and a research faculty member at the University of California at Berkeley Computer Science Department, from which he received a Ph.D. in 1986 and the distinguished alumni award in 2006.
He has over fifty publications in Computer Science, concentrating on Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing and Software Engineering

Sebestian ThrunSebastian Thrun is a Research Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, a Google Fellow, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the German Academy of Sciences. Thrun is best known for his research in robotics and machine learning.

Fast Company Magazine selected him as the fifth most creative person in business, the UK Telegraph included him in their list of 100 living geniuses, and Popular Science included him in their list of Brilliant Ten.

His self-driving car was named one of the 50 best inventions of 2010 by Time Magazine, and Scientific American named Thrun one of the 50 business and technology leaders. 
Thrun is the inaugural winner of the AAAI Ed Feigenbaum Prize and a recipient of the Max Planck Research Award. Thrun will be conference chair of the IJCAI 2013 conference  in Bejing, China.

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