A 00 Class to Make Anyone a Self-Driving Car Engineer

Intelligent Drive Experience with the Mercedes-Benz research car F 015 Luxury in Motion in San Francisco 2015DaimlerSure, the autonomous era will wipe out a lot of jobs. Automakers, tech titans, and startups are racing to essentially put four million truckers, cabbies and other drivers out of work. But like all radical technological shifts, self-driving cars will provide opportunities, too—for those with the right skills. A college degree isn’t enough. Working in the most compelling part of this field requires an understanding of deep learning, the branch of artificial intelligence that trains computers to do things like discern pedestrians from lamp posts. Universities can’t crank out graduates fast enough. To help meet demand, online educator Udacity is joining Mercedes-Benz, Nvidia, Chinese ridesharing behemoth Didi, and Otto, the autonomous truck outfit that Uber recently bought. They’re launching a 27-week course that…


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