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Pandemic Spike in AI Learning--and What It Means For Schools

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Enrollments are 10 times normal at edX, the worlds largest learning platform. Computer science offerings on edX are up ninefold.

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The learning platform edX has seen its enrollments increase tenfold and computer science offerings increase ninefold over the past few months, fueled by the spread of COVID-19.

A survey by edX found that 38% of learners said they want to learn something new and 25% said they wanted to upskill in their jobs.

In addition, 16% said they were replacing other forms of schooling, and just 11% said they had been recently unemployed or furloughed.

Meanwhile, course enrollments on Udemy, a video learning platform, have increased by more than 425% during the pandemic. Enrollment in the Udemy Neural Networks courses are up 61%, chatbot courses are up 60%, and a TensorFlow class is up 46%.

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