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2022 Pie & AI Ambassador Spotlight: David Quintanilla
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2022 Pie & AI Ambassador Spotlight: David Quintanilla

Why did you join the DeepLearning.AI community as an event ambassador? I joined the DeepLearning AI Community because here in El Salvador, there were not many communities that talked about this topic, nor is it…

2022 Pie & AI Ambassador Spotlight: Suang Lim
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2022 Pie & AI Ambassador Spotlight: Suang Lim

Why did you join the DeepLearning.AI community as an event ambassador? I felt the DeepLearning.AI is a great platform to share the work of Singapore’s AI researchers and students and also to help them connect…

2022 Pie & AI Ambassador Spotlight: Arushi Bagchi
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2022 Pie & AI Ambassador Spotlight: Arushi Bagchi

Why did you join the DeepLearning.AI community as an event ambassador? I am very interested in AI and its applications and as I was educating myself on the topic I realized how deeply ingrained AI…

2022 Pie & AI Ambassador Spotlight: Patrick Fleith
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2022 Pie & AI Ambassador Spotlight: Patrick Fleith

Why did you join the DeepLearning.AI community as an event ambassador? I joined to promote AI as it is applied to the design and operation of space missions design and operations, and in particular, the…

Sahar Nasiri, data scientist at Delta Airlines, shares her career journey.
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Breaking Into AI: Sahar Nasiri on Acing the Data Science Job Interview

Sahar Nasiri talks about her early interview struggles, finding her first job, and the value of understanding statistics.

2022 Pie & AI Ambassador Spotlight: Nelson Hernández
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2022 Pie & AI Ambassador Spotlight: Nelson Hernández

Why did you join the DeepLearning.Ai community as an event ambassador?  I first attended a Pie & AI event organized by David Quintanilla, an AI ambassador here in San Salvador, and he explained what Deeplearning.AI…

2022 Pie & AI Ambassador Spotlight: Angelica Chowdhury
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2022 Pie & AI Ambassador Spotlight: Angelica Chowdhury

Why did you join the DeepLearning.AI community as an event ambassador? I wanted the Oceania region to be abreast of the latest developments from DeepLearning.AI and make AI knowledge available and easily accessible for the…

2022 Pie & AI Ambassador Spotlight: Jean de Dieu Nyandwi
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2022 Pie & AI Ambassador Spotlight: Jean de Dieu Nyandwi

Why did you join the DeepLearning.AI community as an event ambassador? Before becoming an ambassador I took several of DeepLearning.AI’s specializations. I believed that becoming an ambassador would help me to meet more people in…

Jagriti Agrawal, Co-founder and director of AI applications at Kira Learning.
Breaking Into AI

Breaking into AI: How Jagriti Went From Zero AI Knowledge to Coding NASA Robots

Jagriti Agrawal helped design autonomous systems for NASA’s Perseverance rover. Now she is the co-founder of her own company, Kira Learning.

2022 Pie & AI Ambassador Spotlight: Adam Hulman
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2022 Pie & AI Ambassador Spotlight: Adam Hulman

Why did you join the DeepLearning.AI community as an event ambassador? I have always been active in organizing research seminars and events in my local setting, but I wanted to extend these activities to a…

2022 Pie & AI Ambassador Spotlight: Rodrigo Beceiro
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2022 Pie & AI Ambassador Spotlight: Rodrigo Beceiro

Why did you join the DeepLearning.AI community as an event ambassador? I became an event ambassador because I was eager for the opportunity to share the knowledge I had acquired throughout the years with the…

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2022 Pie & AI Ambassador Spotlight: Deepak Sai Pendyala

Why did you join the DeepLearning.AI community as an event ambassador? Pie & AI reaches underserved communities and highlights the importance of data science, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. As an undergrad, I’m always enthusiastic…

Pie & AI Event Ambassador Spotlight 2022: Meet the Leaders Building a Network of Global AI Hubs
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Pie & AI Event Ambassador Spotlight 2022: Meet the Leaders Building a Network of Global AI Hubs

Since 2019, Pie & AI ambassadors have hosted over 700 events. Each year we celebrate their efforts.

Working AI: How a Passionate Engineer Went From Writing Code to Running a Company
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Working AI: How a Passionate Engineer Went From Writing Code to Running a Company

Dr. Benjamin Harvey, CEO of AI Squaredhas used machine learning to investigate environmental problems, aid cancer research, and probe the damage caused by national security leaks

BlueConduit's head of data science, Jared Webb, poses next to his work station.
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Working AI: How a Former Academic Helped Launch a Company That Makes Cities Healthier

Jared Webb, chief data scientist at BlueConduit, discusses his transition from academia to business, how he navigates the challenges of working with government data, and what he looks for in new hires. 

Eddy Shyu, Andrew Ng, and Aarti Bagul, who were part of the core team behind the new Machine Learning Specialization from DeepLearning.AI.
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Andrew Ng on How His Updated Machine Learning Specialization Can Help You Break Into AI

In the mid-2000s, AI was still just a curiosity to the world at large. At Stanford University, however, one of the most popular classes on campus was Andrew Ng’s CS229 machine learning course. Enrollment was frequently too large to fit in the classroom, yet he wanted even more people to be able to master machine learning.

So, working with a few students, he created an online Machine Learning course that could be taken by anyone with an internet connection and a desire to learn. The rest is history. Coursera launched in 2012 with Machine Learning as its flagship title. It was also the platform’s most popular, with almost 5 million enrollments.

This year, to celebrate the course’s 10 year anniversary, DeepLearning.AI and Stanford Online released a successor — the Machine Learning Specialization. Andrew spoke with us about how the new Specialization improves on the original, who should take it, and how it fits into the modern AI builder’s career arc.

Working AI: How an Accomplished Data Scientist Found Job Satisfaction
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Working AI: How an Accomplished Data Scientist Found Job Satisfaction

Kulsoom Abdullah pivoted from network security into a data science role after taking Andrew Ng’s original Introduction to Machine Learning course from Stanford in 2013. A self-described learning addict, she has taken more than 10 online courses, most recently the Deep Learning Specialization. Outside of work, she’s a fitness fanatic, and was the first competitive weightlifter to compete professionally for Pakistan — after winning a fight to change the dress code to allow religious head coverings. On top of all that, she’s a travel

Lorenzo Ostano is a machine learning engineer based in Milan, Italy.
Breaking Into AI

Breaking Into AI: How a Machine Learning Engineer Turns Ideas Into Products

Lorenzo Ostano first encountered machine learning and data science as a business analyst shortly after graduating from college. He dove into learning, and soon landed work as a machine learning engineer. After working several years for a variety of consulting companies, he recently took a job as a software engineer. He spoke to us about why he believes traditional computing skills are important to deploying enterprise machine learning applications.

Working AI: How a Determined Entrepreneur Used Deep Learning to Grow His Business
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Working AI: How a Determined Entrepreneur Used Deep Learning to Grow His Business

Kai Saksela is the CEO of NL Acoustics, a Finnish technology startup that designs and manufactures AI products to analyze sounds. He took the Deep Learning Specialization primarily because he loves learning new skills and has been fascinated by the field for a long time. He also had a hunch that neural networks would help his company solve a core problem: providing customers guidance on what they should do when their equipment starts making strange noises. He spoke with us about how his hunch paid off and why AI plays a central role in his company’s growth.

Matt Struble, senior machine learning engineer for a major sportswear company, sits at his home workstation.
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A Career in AI Felt Impossible. Then He Took the Course That Changed Everything

Matt Struble is an engineer at a sportswear company, where he currently leads a team that’s developing a deep learning system for predicting shoe trends a year or two into the future. Before taking the Deep Learning Specialization, he was a computer programmer who watched data scientists from afar.