Machine Learning Bootcamps in Silicon Valley, CA
Silicon Valley remains the nation’s tech capital, not just for its impressive startup scene but because of the tech companies that set up shop there long ago. In the 1970s, Apple, Oracle, HP, and Atari were established in Silicon Valley. In the years following, other major tech players popped up. Top publicly traded companies based in Silicon Valley include Google (Alphabet), Facebook, Wells Fargo, Visa, Chevron, Intel, and Cisco Systems. Apple is arguably the most successful startup originating in Silicon Valley, but other well-known ones include eBay, Adobe, Yahoo!, PayPal, Uber, Lyft, and Netflix. In more recent startup news, Laserlike, a four-year-old Silicon Valley-based machine learning startup, was acquired by Apple to strengthen its AI efforts (including Siri).
The allure of working for (or alongside) one of America’s best tech companies draws top talent to Silicon Valley, and the area’s universities and colleges breed it. Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley, and the University of California at San Francisco are three of the leading schools in the region. Stanford and Berkeley are even ranked No. 3 and No. 4, respectively, for the nation’s top artificial intelligence programs. San Jose State University, Santa Clara University, and nearby University of California at Santa Cruz are also top-tier schools.
As you can imagine, Silicon Valley has a plethora of resources for its AI and machine learning communities. With more than 5,000 members, the Deep Learning Group (also known as Silicon Valley Deep Learning Group) is the largest and considers itself “the prominent artificial intelligence group on Silicon Valley.”