Sakthisree Venkatesan

CSE, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

What are you doing right now?

I am a recent CSE graduate from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. I have previously worked as a Jr. Machine Learning Engineer Intern.

Area of interest

I am still exploring multiple subjects in AI & ML.

Why did you first sign up with Univ.AI?

I signed up with Univ.AI to get my foundations in Machine Learning strong. Dr. Rahul Dave, ex-lecturer from Harvard, teaching the course was also another incentive for me to join the course.

What role has Univ.AI played in your learning journey in Data Science and AI?

It has given me a hands-on experience in DS and AI that I have not got anywhere else. The projects, homework, and discussions were very valuable in building foundation. Also, the course has helped me become more confident in my abilities to master AI.

If you had to share just one thing that you learned in the course, what would it be?

I learned that AI is an outcome of the beauty of simple mathematics and shouldn’t be over-hyped like it is done today.

What surprised you about the course?

I was surprised about my capabilities that I was capable to understand and complete the homework/projects given – they weren’t so easy but at the same time, once you understand the concepts well, you come to realize that they aren’t so hard as well.

Have you seen new opportunities as a result of the course? Do you feel better equipped for new opportunities?

Yes! I feel I am better equipped to pursue further education in AI.

What advice would you give to a new Univ.AI student?

My advice to them would be to spend at least 1 hour a day going through the concepts taught at hand – to practically work the problems and code. There will be times you encounter bugs and many things can be learned debugging. I also recommend that they attend faculty office hours to learn more.

Any final thoughts or recommendations about the course?

I highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to step into the world of AI. This course isn’t meant to feel like you can easily master AI without putting in the effort – so if you’re up to put the effort and time, then this course will prove to be truly worthy!

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