(Other posts tagged ai-course.)
Small edits made 30/10/2011, some of which are indicated.
Here is my fourth participant's report from the Stanford Introduction to Artificial Intelligence course.
This is a shorter report than #1-3, mainly because the course has got into a rhythm and because there've been no substantial changes in delivery methods.
1. Despite the work that has been done to the web systems that sit behind the site, it looks as if there were again overload issues at and around the week 2 homework submission deadline, and this despite the probability the number submitting homework may have dropped quite a bit dropping by nearly 20% to ~37,000 from the ~46,000 reported after the week 1 homework deadline.
2. The course continues to fascinate. For example it is nice to gain a practical understanding of how things like spam filters actually work.