STAT 05 W — Statistics for Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science: An Introduction
Please note: Weekly course lecturers will be conducted via live videoconferencing sessions on Mondays, September 23 - November 18, from 6:00 - 7:30 pm PT. The duration will be approximately 90 minutes, but the lectures could run slightly shorter or longer depending on student questions. Most of the course material will be covered during the live sessions, and although the lectures will be recorded, student attendance is recommended.
This course has no specific prerequisites and can be taken on a variety of levels. Beginners are encouraged to listen to the lectures and learn basic concepts. By the end of the course, beginners should have a sense of what these algorithms do. On a higher level, intermediate students can work some of the introductory problems that will be provided. On an advanced level (for students with a substantial math background who are interested in becoming data scientists), difficult math and stats problems will be covered. Students should be aware that this course will not make them an AI expert (this is not possible in nine sessions). On a basic level, the course will give students a taste of what statistics for AI is all about. On the highest level, the course will give students a strong sense of what they need (and should be excited about) in order to pursue a career in this area.