Udacity's Thrun sees college fitting 'into a weekend'
- Udacity founder Sebastian Thrun told a conference this week he believes that "we will take big clunky things like degrees and college and fit them into a weekend."
- Thrun says online courses like his are tireless in their gathering of student data and that represents a "revolution" in education.
- He also cited Udacity's Georgia Tech partnership as a way to cut costs.
Thrun was speaking at VentureBeat’s DataBeat/Data Summit. His take on data comes not long after Coursera co-founder Andrew Ng shared his own. One eye-opening calculation Thrun shared with the conference: He figures his Stanford artificial intelligence class taught more students artificial intelligence than all the other professors in the world combined and did it for 16 cents per student.