AI specialist is the top emerging job of the decade
Worldwide revenues for the artificial intelligence market, including software, hardware, and services, is forecast to grow 19.6% year over year in 2022 to $432.8 billion. The market is expected to break the $500 billion mark in 2023.
— IDC Worldwide Semiannual Artificial Intelligence Tracker (February 2022)
AI curriculum for today's workforce
- Hands-on, practical technical skills
- Strategic business acumen
- Skills for a skyrocketing demand
The wave of artificial intelligence data and technology sweeping across industry is transforming how we work, how we develop new products and services, how we measure our success, and how we plan for the future. That is why we are creating the most comprehensive AI curriculum in the UC Extension system.
- Interactive online classroom with industry leaders
- Industry-aligned curriculum
- Cross-industry skills prep
- Active curriculum guidance and classroom mentorship
- Tech-focused and business-focused programs
- Lowered barriers to entry for people interested in learning
AI opens doors—AI for All
In this fast-growing multi-billion dollar market, we are casting a wide net to ensure the future is created by many for many. AI is reshaping our workforce, costing jobs in many sectors, and creating new jobs. We want to make sure everyone is ready for the transition—the technically focused, the business-minded, and the seasoned tech worker—as well as the underrepresented populations that often face high barriers to entry into the well-paying tech workforce.
AI Application Development: A specialization for your next new job
Preparing for the AI Future
In this recording, we cover generative AI, NLP, robotics, and reinforcement learning, and provide a preview of a new AI program offering the tools we all will soon be using in our everyday lives. [September 2023]
AI for Robotics: Integrating Techniques and Job Outlook
Get a glimpse of the role AI plays in enabling robotic technologies to solve a variety of enterprise problems and learn new skills that are necessary to be deployed for robotics-based applications in multiple industries. [May 2021]
What's new in AI education?
AI for Sustainability - Using Satellite Data
For students with prior artificial intelligence and software development skills interested in learning to analyze freely available datasets affecting climate change and the earth. Find the image data, analyze it and help change the world.
GANs for Data Synthesis
For deep learning students interested in advanced computer vision, image synthesis, denoising, super-resolution, language modeling and text generation, anomaly detection, drug molecules synthesis, deep reinforcement learning, control systems, and autonomous driving.
AI, Empathy, and Ethics
A nontechnical course that provides an overview of artificial intelligence advancements and the ethical challenges we now face as we navigate the development, implementation, and ubiquitous global use of AI. Explore our new online course taught through Coursera.
Passionate about teaching AI?
Please let us know if you're interested in joining our esteemed instructor team.
Estimated Cost: Varies.
Program Requirements: Varied CEUs and UC Credit
Minimum Hours of Instruction: Varies
Estimated Duration: Varies
Special Programs: None
1. Artificial Intelligence (AI) Courses
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Please be sure you meet the prerequisites for each course. You may choose courses in any order according to your interest.
Nontechnical AI Courses
- The Business of AI
- Edge Artificial Intelligence Development Capstone
- AI-Led Enterprise Transformation: Technologies and Use Cases
AI tech courses
- Natural Language Processing
- Deep Reinforcement Learning
- Python for Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Essentials
- Computational Intelligence, Introduction
- Introduction to Machine Learning and Data Mining
- FPGA Application in Autonomous Driving Systems, Introduction
- Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence with TensorFlow and Keras
Other AI-related specializations
On the horizon
This is just the beginning of our comprehensive AI offerings. Much more is in the works. Please check back here for our next program launch and new courses in the areas of:
- AI for Business
- AI Cybersecurity
- Robotics AI
- AI Ethics
- AI for Healthcare
- DEI for AI
Please fill out the inquiry form above and we'll let you know when any course is open for enrollment.
AJAY BARANWAL, M.S., a deep learning semiconductor engineer at D2S where he leads applied deep learning research and development efforts to solve electronics and semiconductor manufacturing problems.
Assistant Program Chair
SHALINI ANANDA, Ph.D., founder of Anandamide Sound Machine, is an educator and pioneering engineer who specializes in generative AI particularly as it applies to the fields of sustainability and healthcare.
AI Program Advisory Committee
SHALINI ANANDA, Ph.D.
Founder, Anandamide Sound Machine
Instructor/ Asst. Chair, AI Program, UCSC Silicon Valley Extension
PAUL BALDASSARI, Magister (Australia)
Executive Vice President, Worldwide Operations, Flex
AJAY BARANWAL, MA
Instructor/Chair, AI Program, UCSC Silicon Valley Extension
Deep Learning / Semiconductor Engineer, D2S
RAHUL BHUMAN, M.S., M.B.A.
Vice President. Head of Emerging Business & Head of IBU, Tech Mahindra
MOENES ISKAROUS, Ph.D.
Fellow and Cofounder of SiMa.ai™
Instructor, UCSC Silicon Valley Extension
JASON SAMAHA, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor, Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience: Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognition: Fundamental Theories, The Neuroscience of Consciousness
UC Santa Cruz Psychology Department
MIKE SCHMIDT, B.S.M.E.
Director of Software Engineering, AMD