From 0 to 160,000 signups in one weekend! Social media at its finest!

I had the honour of interviewing Sebastian Thrun when he spoke at the University of Alberta last Friday. He is a brilliant yet pragmatic thinker.

In this short clip from our interview he talks, among other things, about how sending one e-mail resulted within days in 160,000 registrants from all over the world for a university level artificial intelligence course!

The success of that first online course let him to quit his jobs at Stanford and Google to focus exclusively on building Udacity, which aims to provide Stanford-quality education free to anyone who wants to take an online course.
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