ビッグデータやAI，いま，そういった言葉が世の中に満ち溢れています。それは，いろいろなことが計算に載るようになって，ビッグデータの利用や，それを使ったAI技術が本格化してきたからです。こうした潮流の中心となる「計算」の活用法を開発してきたのがコンピュータサイエンスという分野です。このコースでは，そのコンピュータサイエンスのエッセンスを学びます。ごく基礎的・入門的なところからはじめ，最先端のコンピュータサイエンスを概観できるまでの素養を身に付けられます。超入門的プログラミングで「計算」の設計法を体験しながら，コンピュータサイエンスの基礎を学びます。Big data, data-mining and AI are commonly used terms world-wide these days. We are now able to “compute” various things with computers, and it allows us to use big data and AI technology effectively. Computer Science is a field where the usage of computers and “computations” have continuously evolved. In this course, you will learn the essence of computer science. You will obtain an overview of cutting-edge computer science as well as learn the basics and introductory level knowledge of computer science, while experiencing, designing and writing your own simple programs. The video lectures in this course are delivered in Japanese accompanied by Japanese transcripts. An English version of this course is scheduled for release during the fall of 2019.
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