You might have seen that Stanford Uni will be offering 2 exciting courses Free and Online in Autumn 2011, in “A bold experiment in distributed education”.
- “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence”
REGISTRATION IS OPEN! https://www.ai-class.com/registration/
- “Machine Learning”
The course content will be delivered by video, and there will be exercises and opportunities for discussion. There’s no certificate as such (though you get a “statement of accomplishment” if you complete it.)
Remote learning is all very well, but we’d also like to have a local study group. We’ll set up a monthly meeting at DoES Liverpool, and everyone who’s following along on either course in Northwest UK is welcome! 
Though many of us will be studying the AI class, you’re welcome whether you’re doing that or the ML one.
There will be wifi, a projector, coffee (and stronger drinks available by donation for after-study), and we will get hold of the (optional) course books.
If you’re interested in coming, then please:
- Register for either course above
- join the DoES Liverpool mailing list and let us know which course(s) you’ve signed up for!
We will meet twice a month, on Tuesdays, Sep – Oct, 7-9pm. Please note there are some additions/changes since the original mailing!
- NOTE CHANGE: the
Oct 11thmeeting has been moved to 4th + 18th
- Tues Oct 4th
- Tues Oct 18th
- Tues Nov 8th (1.5 weeks before mid-term exams)
- Tues Nov 22nd
- Tues Dec 13th (a few days before the final exams for the advanced track)
We’ve already met once, on Tues Sep 13th to look at Linear Algebra, one of the prerequisites, and discuss our approaches.
We will do some/all/none of:
- watch course videos
- discuss things we’re finding hard
- work together on exercises
- use the time as an opportunity to read/study by self
- present something to group
- commiserate about how hard it is and how dumb we are
If you have any questions, then please shout on the DoES list, or ping @osfameron on twitter!
 If Liverpool isn’t convenient for you, then why not join Geekup and talk about forming a group closer to you in the NorthWest. People have already been discussing the possibility of groups in Manchester and Leeds/Sheffield.
Alternatively, there are online study groups at http://www.reddit.com/r/aiclass and http://www.reddit.com/r/mlclass
As DoES is a co-working space, you are welcome to arrive early (or even during day, to hot-desk) if that is more convenient. (And remember, first time hotdesking is free if you bring cake!)
Last trains back to Chester / Manchester / Leeds are after 11pm, and Lime Street and Central stations are within 5-10 minutes walk.