The Media Lab is launching an online course on AI-generated Media (Deepfakes for Good) by Professor Pattie Maes and the Fluid Interfaces research group.
The first cohort kicks off in September 2021—and you can pre-register now (link below).
The course introduces some of the latest research projects in AI-generated media, and explores how the technology can be applied in a variety of different industries and use-cases. It is based on a Media Lab graduate course, and covers the history of synthetic media, introduces the core technologies to create and detect synthetic media, and explores a wide range of applications. We will also discuss the ethics and governance implications of this technology.
We designed the course format to replicate how we learn and innovate at the Media Lab: by working in small teams with our peers, on projects we are passionate about, in a playful and experimental way. The course experience includes:
- Five live seminars with researchers
- A curated list of readings and other materials
- Hands-on projects (coding experience a plus but not required)
- A certificate for participants who complete all projects
In addition, there will be lots of opportunities to interact with other learners and engage in group discussions facilitated by Media Lab researchers.
- Pre-registration for the September cohort is now open: click here!
Pre-registration does not guarantee a seat in the course. We will follow up with a lightweight application to help us recruit an interesting and diverse mix of people. While the course program is in beta, we are also keeping cohorts small, limiting the number of participants, and reducing the course fee to $800. In addition, we will offer a small number of scholarships and keep a few seats for Media Lab member companies.