Lyft is giving out scholarships for a new self-driving car degree program

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Lyft wants to create a world filled with self-driving cars, so the ride-hailing company will help the next generation of developers get the education they need to build it.

Online education platform Udacity is rolling out a new Lyft-sponsored “Intro to Self-Driving Cars” Nanodegree program. The four-month course will cost $800 — but Lyft will award full scholarships to 400 qualified students to study topics like machine learning, object-oriented programming, and probabilistic robotics. 

The scholarships will be used to promote diversity within the applicant pool. Lyft and Udacity will aim to award students from communities that are “underrepresented in technology in the US,” according to a blog post about the program.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable AI Feed

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