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Ivy Data is a AI & Block chain startup based out of NYC with offices in SF, Boston and DC. Our offerings include AI-as-a-Service, Accelerators,... Read More

We launched the world's first Artificial intelligence boot camp in fall 2016 a 8 weeks immersive full-time artificial intelligence boot camp . We offer fellowship and scholarship programs to students with STEM background in Masters and PhD. Students are taught the basics and advance topics of Artificial Intelligence, deep learning, blockchain and data science, including concepts, and practices/methods ,industry use cases needed to seize the economic, social and business potential of data.

We are applying the Tensor Flow framework to Deep Learning. Students will develop a foundation level competence in Machine Learning and finding, manipulating, managing, interpreting and visualizing data. Gaining experience through projects, students receive exclusive paid projects through our network of clients. They will also have access to Ivy Data's partnered companies for job opportunities.

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Ivy Data Science Reviews

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1.6/5

(5 reviews)
    8/14/2017
  • Anonymous
  • Graduated: 2017

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"Absolutely terrible"

All the positive reviews here are fake -- take it from me, as I fell for them. You're better off taking the free coursera course on machine learning by Andrew Ng.

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    5/5/2017
  • Chris Williams
  • Graduated: 2016

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"AI Jr. Scientist"

I was a Data Analyst with some programming background at a financial botique. I was looking for a career transformation with future in target. One of my team leads suggested career in AI, started looking into it and found IDS as it was referred by a friend... Read More

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    5/5/2017
  • Anonymous
  • Data Science
  • Graduated: 2017

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"Utter waste of time and money"

I was one of four persons (a fifth one was a student/instructor) that signed up for the first Artificial intelligence bootcamp from Ivy Data Science and I would like to warn anyone interested to stay away from this company.

The bootcamp was completely... Read More

The bootcamp was not organized at all and the curriculum they present on their website is purely fictional. After the first week, the instructor for the theory lessons was fired. For the following weeks, we were left to self-teach and study on the relevant topics amongst ourselves. At the end of week 1, we were all complaining on how the bootcamp was going, and they promised to fix issues and provide appropriate support for our learning, which did not happen. With the help of the lab instructor we tried to make it work and learn as much as possible, but the management never came through with any support for theory, software engineering or DevOps.

During week 7 and 8 we started to battle with the management; weeks 9 to 12 were supposed to be paid projects and remote work but those never materialized and we demanded more instruction time to make up for the deficiencies showed by their bootcamp. At this point, what was still a civil relationship became hostile. We demanded support and they responded by asking us to sign non-disclosure agreements to avoid having us write reviews about what happened. The CEO was especially abusive to anyone questioning the quality of the bootcamp.

This bootcamp was the worst decision of my life, and to this day the rest of the students and I are still struggling to either finish our training or get our money back. This is the bootcamp to go to if you want to waste your time, money, and energy.

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    5/2/2017
  • Massi
  • Data Science
  • Graduated: 2017

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"To be avoided at all costs"

I was one of four persons (a fifth one was a student/instructor) that signed up for the first Deep Learning – Artificial intelligence boot camp from Ivy Data Science and I would like to recommend to anyone interested to stay away from this company. I... Read More

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    5/2/2017
  • Camilo Amaya
  • Data Science
  • Graduated: 2017

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"The Trump University of AI"

I was one of the five students in the first cohort. Four of us studied for eight weeks and the fifth was a student/instructor who was only there for five weeks. We are extremely dissatisfied and have asked for refunds.

The bootcamp started two weeks behind... Read More

Ivy Data Science represented themselves as a Harvard/Experfy company, promised an impossibly comprehensive curriculum, claimed to have instructors, TAs, and a camp director. Turns out they had none of this in place. They only managed to hire a machine learning expert as the sole afternoon lab instructor a week before the camp finally started on January 30, 2017. A full day of studying turned into less than half a day, and the promised lectures and certification was never provided. They left it up to the students to teach ourselves, something we don’t need to pay $13k for. The facilities were inadequate (a poorly kept co-working space in Brooklyn) and accommodations never panned out.

We raised our concerns about the lack of resources and reliable instruction from the first week. Instead of listening to the students and taking accountability, “management” barraged us with verbal abuse that made us feel physically threatened.

By week eight, the mismanagement and heavy distraction from dealing with all of this had us about a month behind. They insisted we sign gag orders just to get some additional AWS services for us to finish our studies. They also cheated their instructors out of pay. Past week eight, we were given no instruction, support, or a final capstone project to work on.

JOB SUPPORT WAS NEVER PROVIDED. None of us came out of this with something tangible to show to employers.

Stay away from these people and save yourself the time, money, and stress. There are many other courses out there that are actually set-up by Deep Learning/AI professionals.

If something feels odd here and is making you doubt this, follow your instinct.

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Ivy Data Science's average rating is 1.6 out of 5.0 based on 5 review(s).

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