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Udacity tackles cybersecurity with its latest nanodegree

Responding to the talent shortage and increasing demand facing the cybersecurity industry, Udacity said that it is now developing a new nanodegree focused on security. Launched at the security industr

Udacity debuts a dedicated School of AI with three new nanodegrees

Udacity is intruding three dedicated new nanodegrees (its own accelerated learning program) in the field of artificial intelligence, which will become part of its new School of AI. AI has been a subje

Google co-founder’s Kitty Hawk unveils its electric autonomous flying taxi

Kitty Hawk, the company led by the ‘godfather of self-driving cars’ Sebastian Thrun and backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, has revealed its Cora aircraft, which is a hybrid vertical t

Kitty Hawk begins certifying its self-flying taxis for service in New Zealand

The flying car company led by Udacity CEO Sebastian Thrun and backed by Google co-founder Larry Page is breaking cover with a new deal that will see it test its autonomous electric air taxis with the

Udacity opens applications for its Flying Car Nanodegree program

If you want to learn how to build flying cars, then your options in terms of getting an education are kind of limited. Enter Udacity, the online education platform founded by Google self-driving car p

Udacity and Baidu offer free intro course for Apollo self-driving platform

Onstage at Baidu's CES 2018 press conference today, Baidu COO Qi Liu was joined by Udacity founder Sebastian Thrun to announce a new collaboration between the two companies. Thrun revealed that Baidu

Shernaz Daver, the CMO who helped to turn around Udacity, is leaving the company

Shernaz Daver, the chief marketing officer for Udacity, who company founder Sebastian Thrun credits with architecting the company's dramatic revitalization four years ago, is stepping down from her po

Let’s talk about Sebastian Thrun’s puppy

Sebastian Thrun is one of the godfathers of autonomous driving. More importantly, he has a puppy named Charlie, which he brought to TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017: We have very strong feelings about this

Autonomous driving’s godfather and tech investors say the world is ready for flying cars

Autonomous driving is often considered the brainchild of Sebastian Thrun, among a few other technologists, but Thrun is already looking to move on to the next mode of transportation -- and he isn't al

Announcing the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 agenda

General admission tickets are now available. We would love to see you at the show. ICOs and cryptocurrency are rapidly changing venture capital and we are bringing some of the top minds and companies

Kevin Durant, Rich Kleiman, Kirsten Green and Sebastian Thrun to talk shop at Disrupt SF

What do Kevin Durant, Rich Kleiman, Kirsten Green and Sebastian Thrun all have in common? Well, they'll be at Disrupt SF (September 18-20) to tell their stories onstage, and we're absolutely thrilled

Is a master algorithm the solution to our machine learning problems?

Machine learning is not new. We have witnessed it since the 1990s, when Amazon introduced a new "recommended for you" section for its users to display more personalized results. When we search for som

IBM Watson and Udacity want developers to learn AI online

Udacity, the education platform focused on helping workers gain skills they need for great careers in tech, has partnered with IBM Watson, Didi Chuxing and Amazon Alexa to offer a new nanodegree in ar

Udacity open sources an additional 183GB of driving data

On stage at TechCrunch Disrupt last month, Udacity founder Sebastian Thrun announced that the online education company would be building its own autonomous car as part of its self-driving car nano

Udacity wants to get you a job in the nascent VR industry

Udacity – the online school started by Google X founder and self-driving car pioneer Sebastian Thrun— is offering a new “nanodegree” online to prepare students for jobs in the still emergi

Celebrate entrepreneurship at Disrupt SF 2016 with Apoorva Mehta, Emmett Shear and Sebastian Thrun

Disrupt SF will roll into town this September and the speaker lineup is absolutely amazing. As the show approaches, we’ll announce the speakers and startups that will take the Disrupt stage. T

With Lo And Behold, Werner Herzog Offers Up A Humanist History Of The Internet

What does a humanist history of the Internet look like? Though it isn’t a documentary in the journalistic sense, Werner Herzog’s Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World paints a unique pict

Google Partners With Udacity To Launch Android Development Nanodegree

At its I/O developer conference in San Francisco, Google today announced that it has partnered with Udacity to launch a six-course Android development nanodegree. The idea here is to help developers

Google X Founder Sebastian Thrun Has Left His Role As Google VP And Fellow

Sebastian Thrun has left the building -- the Google X building, that is. The founder of search giant Google's factory to develop and build "moonshot" technologies, who launched the company's driverles

Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom On New Online Education Initiatives: “If This Doesn’t Wake Them Up, I Don’t Know What Will”

This morning, former San Francisco Mayor and current Lieutenant Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, and Udacity co-founder and CEO Sebastian Thrun took the stage to talk to TechCrunch co-editor Alex
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