I am surprised to not find a thread on this here, though maybe I didn't look hard enough.
In any case, if you hadn't heard, Peter Norvig and Sebastian Thrun -- Professors in Stanford's CS dept -- are running a course this fall as named in the thread subject. The interesting part is that they are offering to run this course for free for anyone who wants to sign up, even those who are not students at Stanford. The class is free and grades will be given as if you were a student. Grading is done via grading AI. If you complete the class with satisfactory scores, you will receive a certificate of completion from them (I hear they're big names in the AI field, so this would carry legitimate weight).
The course can be found here: http://www.ai-class.com
I don't know if there is going to be a forum set up by them for the online students, but if not, is anyone else here taking this course that wants to get something started with this? Thus far there are about 20,000+ students signed up for it, last I checked, so I can't imagine them being able to answer every question online students might have, unless they have an AI program set up for that purpose.
I'm wrong 99% of the time, but some day that 1% will be better than the rest ...