Free Online Course on Artificial Intelligence by UGC: Apply now

UGC has invited applications for a free online course on artificial intelligence on the SWAYAM platform. UGC recently announced that it is offering 78 undergraduate and 46 postgraduate non-engineering courses through its Inter-University Centre CEC in January 2021. The free online course can be taken by students, professionals, and anybody interested in learning on the provided topics. This particular free online course on artificial intelligence is being offered by GLS University.

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UGC is currently offering through its Inter-University Centre CEC a free online course on artificial intelligence on the SWAYAM platform

What is SWAYAM: SWAYAM is a programme initiated by Government of India and designed to achieve the three cardinal principles of Education Policy viz., access, equity and quality. The objective of this effort is to take the best teaching learning resources to all, including the most disadvantaged. SWAYAM seeks to bridge the digital divide for students who have hitherto remained untouched by the digital revolution and have not been able to join the mainstream of the knowledge economy.

Prof Bhushan Trivedi from GLS University will conduct the online course on introduction to artificial intelligence. He has a PhD, and is working as the Dean, Faculty of Computer Technology (FoCT)at GLS University. He has also acted as the dean zone-1 in Gujarat Technological University, Gujarat for MCA says the SWAYAM platform. Three of the professor’s books have also been published by Oxford University Press.

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What will be Taught in the Artificial Intelligence Course being Offered by UGC
The 15-week long course aims at equipping learners with the basic knowledge in artificial intelligence that is needed to understand big data with the use of analytics. The following topics will be covered under the course:

Introduction to AI and State space search
Introduction to unguided and guided search
Problems in search and solutions, Genetic algorithms
Neural Networks, BPNN, learning process in BPNN
Some other search methods and admissibility
Game Playing
Minimax and other game playing algorithms
Using predicate logic for Knowledge Representation
Resolution and non-monotonic reasoning
Strong methods for Knowledge Representation; Fuzzy logic and CD
Scripts and Introduction to Expert systems
Developing expert systems and Machine learning
Important Dates
The course will begin from 7 January 2021 onwards and ends on 30 April 2021. The course carries 5 credit points, and an examination will be conducted on 8 May 2021. Those who wish to know more about the online course on artificial intelligence and subsequently enroll for the same are advised to go through the official website for more information.

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