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École polytechnique

Artificial Intelligence & Advanced Visual Computing

This new program of Ecole Polytechnique focuses on Artificial Intelligence including statistical and data science learning as well as 3D computer graphics, virtual and augmented reality, robotics, etc. AI being a constantly growing field, the master’s goal is to create intelligent agents or systems capable of operating on their own in important decision-making or creation tasks. Each year of the program has various complete courses and ends up with a 4 to 6 months project in a company or in a research lab. The possible career outcomes are found in many different areas such as digital applications, control of drones or robots, virtual reality, e-commerce, finance, etc. 
Entry requirement: 3 or 4-year degree in mathematics and computer science
Duration: 1 or 2 years
Location: Palaiseau
Language: English
Selection: Application form + IELTS / TOEFL / Cambridge General English Tests




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The questions

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  • Erwan Scornet - Assistant professor at Ecole Polytechnique - Statistic, Machine Learning
  • 00:16

    The Pitch


    Do I need experience in AI or robotics to apply? Do I need to already know how to code?


    Since this is a new program at Polytechnique, what has gone into the design of the curriculum?


    How many students will you accept into this program?

  • 06:54

    Since this is a brand new program, what is Polytechnique’s experience and level of expertise in AI?


    What kinds of programs and software should we be familiar with before starting?


    Three Words Max


    The curriculum seems very broad, covering augmented reality, computer graphics and robotics. Is it possible to specialize?

  • 16:40

    How is the program structured? There are options for one and two-year programs.


    What other education will I need after this master’s to find employment?


    Do you organize any visits to developers or off-site seminars and visits?


    What kinds of assignments will we have to validate? Will we design and program robots?

  • 28:28

    What kinds of lab facilities will be accessible for students in this program? Robotics construction labs?


    The Expert Question


    The Expert Question: How does this program address the ethics of designing and using AI?


    I have 2 years of professional experience and I would like to specialize in AI now. Do I have my chances of being accepted or is there an age limit ?

  • 33:57

    I am most interested in Deep Learning. How much does this topic figure into the curriculum?


    What kind of housing is available to students?


    Which skills in AI are employers looking for today?