NANODEGREE PROGRAM –nd089
Learn all the essentials for AI programming with Python
Learn Python, NumPy, Pandas, Matplotlib, PyTorch, Calculus, and Linear Algebra—the foundations for building your own neural network.
Study 10 hrs/week and complete in 3 months
Why Take This Nanodegree Program?
Learning to program with Python, one of the most widely used languages in Artificial Intelligence, is the core of this program. You’ll also focus on neural networks—AI’s main building blocks. By learning foundational AI and math skills, you lay the groundwork for advancing your career—whether you’re just starting out, or readying for a full-time role.
What You Will Learn
Learn AI Fundamentals
Learn the essential foundations of AI: the programming tools (Python, NumPy, PyTorch), the math (calculus and linear algebra), and the key techniques of neural networks (gradient descent and backpropagation).
Formal prerequisites include basic knowledge of algebra, and basic programming in any language.
Introduction to Python
Start coding with Python, drawing upon libraries and automation scripts to solve complex problems quickly.
Jupyter Notebooks, NumPy, Anaconda, Pandas, and Matplotlib
Learn how to use all the key tools for working with data in Python: Jupyter Notebooks, NumPy, Anaconda, Pandas, and Matplotlib.
Linear Algebra Essentials
Learn the foundational linear algebra you need for AI success: vectors, linear transformations, and matrices—as well as the linear algebra behind neural networks.
Learn the foundations of calculus to understand how to train a neural network: plotting, derivatives, the chain rule, and more. See how these mathematical skills visually come to life with a neural network example.
Gain a solid foundation in the hottest fields in AI: neural networks, deep learning, and PyTorch.