Alphabet Inc’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) Google has decided to launch massive open online courses (MOOCs) on Udacity. Lately, there has been a rapid increase among college age adults who utilize this form of online education in the tech industry, and this is expected to spur new innovations in the field.
By expanding its arm into the learning arena, Alphabet is trying to contribute to the development of young minds with the promise of new advances in the IT industry.
Udacity is already serving as a host to different free online courses. It’s tie-up with the Silicon Valley company will provide a three-month learning program for those who can spare six hours per week.
Deep Learning Gaining Popularity
Vincent Vanhoucke, principal research scientist on Google’s Research Blog, has written that deep learning is one of the hottest subjects in machine learning. Deep learning involves using many different data sources such as pictures to train artificial neural networks. Alphabet is already using deep learning in almost all of its applications such as Inbox by Gmail, Google Voice Search, Google Translate, and Google Photos.
The growing popularity of deep learning is the reason Google released TensorFlow, a deep learning platform that serves as an open-source project and makes deep learning capabilities available to everyone.
Within a span of a few weeks, 4,000 participants have enrolled for the deep learning program on GitHub and more than 16,000 have visited it.
More help from Udacity
People familiar with deep learning or machine learning could find this approach ideal and may be able to keep up with the learning sessions of this type of artificial intelligence. However, for those who are not exposed to these concepts, the new technology might be difficult to understand. This is where Udacity will be of great help as the learning platform is a part of the company’s machine learning engineer Nanodegree program.