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I've created this thread for people who are new to AI and interested in learning more. This is in response to the introductions thread that @Mo Rebaie started.

@Mo Rebaie is a Data Scientist and Deep Learning Specialist. He is also community leader for this AI forum.

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Hi Mo! I am outta my turf, but i thought I would stop by and say hi from Utah. It is good that you have a community for this now, I know I have seen a lot of interest in the topic when I have browsed the forums. Have fun!
Hi@Mo Rebaie . I am from Massachusetts in the US. I know very little about AI except every day I read more about it. It is our future and I hope to learn more about it in this forum.
Someone in the Mentor Forum Community was just talking about using AI to grade peer assignments. Do you think this is possible and how do you feel about this?
Judith wrote:Someone in the Mentor Forum Community was just talking about using AI to grade peer assignments. Do you think this is possible and how do you feel about this?


That is a most interesting speculation. I too, wonder if it is possible and how it would work. I look forward to hearing your thoughts, Mo.
Hi @Mo Rebaie I just had the following article show up in my news feed and I found it quite interesting. It seems that the Apple watch can call 911 (the US emergency services telephone number) if it senses its wearer has had a fall and remains immobile for 60 seconds. Is this a good example of AI technology? I do have to admit that I do not have a really clear idea of what AI is these days and what it can do, so I thought i would ask. Here is the link to the story I mentioned:
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/bike-crash-left-spokane-man-unconscious-but-his-apple-watch-called-911/
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Hi@Mo Rebaie . I am from Massachusetts in the US. I know very little about AI except every day I read more about it. It is our future and I hope to learn more about it in this forum.
Someone in the Mentor Forum Community was just talking about using AI to grade peer assignments. Do you think this is possible and how do you feel about this?


Hello @Judith, thanks for your insightful share!
Actually AI is everywhere nowadays due to the deployment of various AI automated systems across industries.
The first step to build an AI system is to check whether AI can or can't do a specific task and to be sure that it's feasible and applicable to automate an AI system for this task, and the second step is to check whether this AI system will add value to the output and facilitate the grading process with higher accuracy in a result.
In this case, It is possible to build an automated AI system to grade peer assignments, and our aim here is to build an AI system that can help learners while grading and not replace the role of peer reviews.
The AI system here will be able to evaluate the results automatically in a way that it automates away the tedious aspects of peer reviewing so that learners can use a comparison-based interface that helps them see work as instructors see it, without the need of an instructor being evaluating it, and it can easily distinguish between right and wrong evaluations based on training a ML model.
@Mo Rebaie , I appreciate your explanation which has helped me understand this field better.
So it would be possible to use AI for peer assignments! That would be amazing! I couldn’t see how this could happen but apparently it can. Amazing.
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@Mo Rebaie , I appreciate your explanation which has helped me understand this field better.
So it would be possible to use AI for peer assignments! That would be amazing! I couldn’t see how this could happen but apparently it can. Amazing.


The main challenge is to know if we can apply AI tools to reach a desired goal, and then we build the system.
I'm trying to explain it in a simple way.
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Hi @Mo Rebaie! It's great to meet you. I know very little about AI but suspect it's going to have a super big impact on everyday work and life. I look forward to reading and learning from the conversations here! @Halla I didn't know that about the Apple Watch. Amazing!
I agree, @Halla the Apple watch is an incredible story.

It’s both exhilarating and scary to think of all the routines that will be handled by AI one day!
When I heard about driverless cars my first thoughts were, “no way! I would never get one...” and yet as time perfects them I am excited by the idea. When I was younger, all elevators wete manually controlled. When elevators became automated, people were afraid to get into one. How quickly we get used to new technology!
I look forward to trying to understand this field better.
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Hi @Mo Rebaie I just had the following article show up in my news feed and I found it quite interesting. It seems that the Apple watch can call 911 (the US emergency services telephone number) if it senses its wearer has had a fall and remains immobile for 60 seconds. Is this a good example of AI technology? I do have to admit that I do not have a really clear idea of what AI is these days and what it can do, so I thought i would ask. Here is the link to the story I mentioned:https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/bike-crash-left-spokane-man-unconscious-but-his-apple-watch-called-911/

Everything about AI is interesting, it can solve complex problems and transform industries and automate many difficult human tasks!
Not only Apple watch can call emergency services through AI, but also many other AI applications are already being deployed to call emergency systems.
One example is Corti that is a Copenhagen-based AI platform that uses machine learning to provide emergency medical personnel with life-saving diagnostic assistance, and after training neural networks to apply speech recognition and analyzing audio, language, dialect, and background noise during a live emergency 911 call, Corti’s Deep Learning technology detects critical illnesses like cardiac arrests in real time, which accelerates the diagnostic process and response strategies for emergency dispatchers.
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Hi @Mo Rebaie! It's great to meet you. I know very little about AI but suspect it's going to have a super big impact on everyday work and life. I look forward to reading and learning from the conversations here! @Halla I didn't know that about the Apple Watch. Amazing!

Hello @Kai Dailey, nice to meet you here in our AI community!
I'm excited to share learning with you!
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Hi I am new to AI. I completed the AI for everyone course. It was a great learning experience. . I am mainly looking how I can gain more in-depth AI knowledge, so I can direct the team from design, Ideation, product management point of view. Can any one suggest how I can continue to learn AI - i.e. which followup courses I can take. I am not into coding, love to get back, but that will have to wait - Thanks
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Hi@Mo Rebaie . I am from Massachusetts in the US. I know very little about AI except every day I read more about it. It is our future and I hope to learn more about it in this forum.
Someone in the Mentor Forum Community was just talking about using AI to grade peer assignments. Do you think this is possible and how do you feel about this?
Hello @Judith, thanks for your insightful share!
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The AI system here will be able to evaluate the results automatically in a way that it automates away the tedious aspects of peer reviewing so that learners can use a comparison-based interface that helps them see work as instructors see it, without the need of an instructor being evaluating it, and it can easily distinguish between right and wrong evaluations based on training a ML model.


Peer reviewing is a great tool for learners to analyze different opinions. I think it is very useful and hadn't to be replaced. It brings value for learners. I think it is one of the best features on Coursera! 🙂 Thank you for that!

Be happy!
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Hi I am new to AI. I completed the AI for everyone course. It was a great learning experience. . I am mainly looking how I can gain more in-depth AI knowledge, so I can direct the team from design, Ideation, product management point of view. Can any one suggest how I can continue to learn AI - i.e. which followup courses I can take. I am not into coding, love to get back, but that will have to wait - Thanks

Hi @vsrao! I recommend starting a new post with your question – I'm sure there are people here in the AI forum who can make some great suggestions!
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Hi Laura - Thanks for your suggestion, will do,
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Hi!  I’m new to Coursera, as well as to AI.  I’m 16, and I’m only just starting to learn about computers, hardware, software, and just programming in general.  I’ve taken a few courses and know a bit of C++, HTML, Python, and CSS, though I could certainly learn more; and I am currently taking a course in C#.  I was wondering if anyone could help me out with figuring out how to get started in AI?  What courses should I take first?  Is there any amount of programming knowledge that I should have before I even think about diving into artificial intelligence?  I’d appreciate any and all help!  Thanks!

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Hi I am new to AI. I completed the AI for everyone course. It was a great learning experience. . I am mainly looking how I can gain more in-depth AI knowledge, so I can direct the team from design, Ideation, product management point of view. Can any one suggest how I can continue to learn AI - i.e. which followup courses I can take. I am not into coding, love to get back, but that will have to wait - Thanks

 

Hello @vsrao , AI is a continuous journey, and this course is just your starting point with AI, so now you learn what are AI terminologies and use cases and what AI can/can’t do. Your next step is to start learning the aspects and applications of AI in your field of study.

Do you want specific recommendations for project managers? Or you are also interested to learn AI with other related fields?

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Hi  M.R

 

Thanks for your response. I am looking for specific courses, that might help a Product Manager to incorporate AI into business applications software. So, I can try tol look for specific fields like AI in financial services or supply chain etc. But, I am open to suggestions on specific courses that might help me to design products to feed developers. I hope it makes sense. - Thanks 

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Hi!  I’m new to Coursera, as well as to AI.  I’m 16, and I’m only just starting to learn about computers, hardware, software, and just programming in general.  I’ve taken a few courses and know a bit of C++, HTML, Python, and CSS, though I could certainly learn more; and I am currently taking a course in C#.  I was wondering if anyone could help me out with figuring out how to get started in AI?  What courses should I take first?  Is there any amount of programming knowledge that I should have before I even think about diving into artificial intelligence?  I’d appreciate any and all help!  Thanks!

Hello @Kara M , you are welcome at Coursera and in our AI community!

You are only 16 years old and you have a great advantage that you will be able to start with AI from now!

Basically you don’t need a lot of programming knowledge, but I found that you already have a technical background and familiar with programming languages, so you should just start learning how to build Machine Learning Algorithms through coding.

I recommend you to start with these 2 specializations:

Machine Learning Specialization

IBM Data Science professional certificate

You will move then to a more advanced level (courses taught by Andrew Ng):

Machine Learning

Deep Learning Specialization

 

Feel Free to ask again.

 

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Hi  M.R

 

Thanks for your response. I am looking for specific courses, that might help a Product Manager to incorporate AI into business applications software. So, I can try tol look for specific fields like AI in financial services or supply chain etc. But, I am open to suggestions on specific courses that might help me to design products to feed developers. I hope it makes sense. - Thanks 

 

It’s my pleasure to help!

You can explore courses related to “Blockchain” technology at Coursera because it’s related to financial services and supply chain, and I highly recommend you to read articles about Blockchain technology.

And Below is some recommendations at Coursera:

Future Development in Supply Chain Finance and Blockchain Technology

Supply Chain Management Specialization

Supply Chain Finance and Blockchain Technology Specialization

Digital Transformation in Financial Services Specialization

Feel free to ask again.

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