As the industry requirements continue to change with time, and technological advancements dictating the current economy, it becomes imperative for us to upskill and stay relevant. Read about Eric’s journey with the PGP Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Course offered by Great Learning and The University of Texas at Austin-McCombs in his own words.

Overall I really enjoyed the course and learned a lot over the past couple of months.

The part I thought I got the most out of the course was the projects and the guided mentor learning sessions about the projects. It hammered in the process of what steps are needed to do to approach AIML problems. Even for the first couple of projects, I was just going through the motions, by the end I started to grasp more about why we are doing these steps and when it’s appropriate to use them. Then, in the mentor learning session, it was nice to get some more background and detail of the solution and have that quick feedback after you finish the project.

The next best thing I believe is the breadth of topics we go over. I wasn’t experienced in AIML before this, but now I feel I know where to start looking, and when to start solving problems. Also, I know most of the vocabulary in case I need to look into something later on.

I did enjoy the videos and thought they gave a good overview of the topics, but they may have been a less favorite part. But if you guys learn how to make lectures fun, I think you would be the first.

I thought the quizzes were on the easier side and could have been slightly harder toward the beginning of the course but I enjoyed having a small reinforcement after each video.

I have a mixed feeling on the guided mentor learning sessions. At times they just seemed to rehash what we went over in the week topic by topic, but I did enjoy going through the case studies. I also enjoyed the special topics we went over.

Again, I really learned a lot in this course, enough to write an article on using AI in Algorithmic trading which a lot of my friends on LinkedIn enjoyed reading. Also, working on a patent using/implementing AI in implementing hardware which I wouldn’t have been able to approach without this course.

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