Imperial College London and Coursera launch a new program that teaches the foundation of artificial intelligence


The Imperial College London, one of the top STEM universities in the world, launches specialization to give students a solid foundation in machine learning and AI.

The Imperial College London, one of the top universities in the world, has partnered with Coursera to launch its first MOOCs with the goal of providing learners with a solid foundation in machine learning and artificial intelligence.

The new program is a Mathematics for Machine Learning Specialization that consists of three courses that cover linear algebra, multivariate calculus, and Principal Component Analysis (PCA). The program will prepare students for more advanced topics in data science and artificial intelligence.

“AI has the potential to transform many sectors. It is wonderful to have world-leading Imperial experts providing this opportunity to such a broad audience.  Many will benefit from this exciting curriculum on the machine learning and mathematics underpinning the rapid advances in AI,” said Professor Alice Gast, President of Imperial.

For its part, Coursera stated that the program is designed for people looking to gain cutting-edge skills in machine learning and artificial intelligence, aiming to address the shortage of skills in the workforce.

“The world faces massive shortages in critical job skills that will only worsen if we don’t create new ways for people to quickly and affordably learn these skills,” said Deanna Raineri, Coursera’s Chief Academic Officer.

The courses bring together experts from different fields, such as material sciences, design engineering, computer engineering, and physics, which are “key ingredients for many machine learning algorithms that power artificial intelligence”.