|Data Creation Course Free On edX Opens Today|
|Written by Sue Gee|
|Tuesday, 21 February 2023|
A new course from the Delft University of Technology on the edX platform takes a novel approach to generating data for artificial intelligence and machine learning.
The title provides the clue - Data Creation and Collection for Artificial Intelligence via Crowdsourcing.
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Courses on Machine Learning often skip the step of obtaining the data for training an AI model so a course that focuses on how to acquire data that accurately represents real application scenarios is welcome. In addition it introduces crowdsourcing which could be the answer to the problems of bias and fairness that have been identified in machine learning models.
Noting that creating data is a long, laborious and expensive process the course introduction argues:
Crowdsourcing offers a viable means of leveraging human intelligence at scale for data creation, enrichment and interpretation with great potential to improve the performance of AI systems and increase the wider adoption of AI in general.
This is a 6-week course requiring 4-5 hours effort per week and covers the following skills
Its outline is:
Week 1: Crowdsourcing for High-quality Data Collection and The ImageNet Story
Week 2: Quality Control Mechanisms for Crowdsourcing
Week 3: Factors Affecting Quality in Crowdsourcing
Week 4: Human Input for Data Creation and Model Evaluation in AI
Week 5: Reducing Worker Effort: Active Learning
Week 6: Interpreting, Evaluating, and Debugging ML models
This promises to be an interesting course that will equip learners to understand and apply crowdsourcing methods as a means of gathering high-quality data from humans for machine learning and to be able to identify biases in datasets as a result of how they are gathered or created. It is designed to impart a set of skills required for a career in the fields of Data Science and Machine Learning, and the broader realms of Artificial Intelligence.
The first presentation of the course starts today February 21st, 2023 and has a free-of-charge Audit Track. This gives access to the course content for 6 weeks. If you want a certificate on successful completion and to be able to do graded assignments the cost to upgrade to the Verified Track is $149.
While this course is at Intermediate level it has minimal prerequisites. The blurb states that some prior experience with a programming language (e.g. Python, Java) is recommended but not required. Even so you might get more from it after completing an introductory course such as Understanding the World Through Data, another free course on the edX platform.
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