Harvard University

Berkeley University

Artificial Intelligence

"Our intelligence is what makes us human, and AI is an extension of that quality."

- Yann LeCun

The details:

This ExploreMYX is designed to introduce you to the courses and materials that are likely to be required to major in Artificial Intelligence. The central questions of Artificial Intelligence relate to the extent to which machines can replace humans and whether machines can be responsible agents. AI is a rapidly growing field ripe with awesome opportunities! Take this ExploreMYX to learn first hand if a career in AI is the right path for you.

Leading explorers:

Google, Facebook, OpenAI

How long it’ll take:

1 semester



PLEASE NOTE: Only the course Harvard University: Computer Science for Artificial Intelligence is required. Berkeley: The Science of Happiness is optional.

exploremyx: Artificial Intelligence

1. Harvard University

Computer Science for Artificial Intelligence

The demand for expertise in AI and machine learning is growing rapidly. By enabling new technologies like self-driving cars and recommendation systems or improving old ones like medical diagnostics and search engines, AI is transforming how we live, work, and play. This series will enable you to take the first steps toward understanding programming fundamentals so you can solve important real-world problems and future-proof your career. This professional certificate series combines CS50’s legendary Introduction to Computer Science course with a new program that takes a deep dive into the concepts and algorithms at the foundation of modern artificial intelligence. This series will lead you through the most popular undergraduate course at Harvard, where you’ll learn the common programming languages, then carries that foundation through CS50’s Introduction to Artificial Intelligence with Python. Through hands-on projects, you’ll gain exposure to the theory behind graph search algorithms, classification, optimization, reinforcement learning, and other topics in artificial intelligence.

By course’s end, students emerge with experience in libraries for machine learning as well as knowledge of artificial intelligence principles that enable them to design intelligent systems of their own. Enroll now to gain expertise in one of the fastest-growing domains of computer science from the creators of one of the most popular computer science courses ever.

2. Berkeley University

The Science of Happiness

We all want to be happy, and there are countless ideas about what happiness is and how we can get some. But not many of those ideas are based on science. That's where this course comes in.

"The Science of Happiness" is the first MOOC to teach the ground-breaking science of positive psychology, which explores the roots of a happy and meaningful life. Students will engage with some of the most provocative and practical lessons from this science, discovering how cutting-edge research can be applied to their own lives. Created by UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center, the course will zero in on a fundamental finding from positive psychology: that happiness is inextricably linked to having strong social connections and contributing to something bigger than yourself--the greater good. Students will learn about the cross-disciplinary research supporting this view, spanning the fields of psychology, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, and beyond.

What's more, "The Science of Happiness" offers students practical strategies for tapping into and nurturing their own happiness, including trying several research-backed activities that foster social and emotional well-being, and exploring how their own happiness changes along the way.

What you’ll learn:

  • What happiness really means and why it matters to you

  • How to increase your own happiness and foster happiness in others

  • Why social connections, kindness, and community are key to happiness

  • Which mental habits are most conducive to happiness and how mindfulness can help

This work totals 195 hours over the course of 15 weeks

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Please note that MYX will enroll you in these courses before the start of term.

Harvard University

Berkeley University