Here we can discuss general stuff that doesn't fit in anywhere else.
Note first of all that the Stanford University artificial intelligence class is not designed to be in any way specific to automated trading, although we can certainly discuss such applications here!
Secondly, Stanford say in their AI FAQ that:
Because of my interest in AlgoTrader I shall be experimenting with Java. However, if you prefer to work in a language other than Python or Java then post a note to that effect on this thread and if there's enough demand I'll open up additional threads as well.For many topics writing algorithms will be helpful and is recommended to help complete the assignments, however your code itself is not evaluated so you may use any language you are comfortable with. If you are interested in programming but don't already know a language we recommend Python.
Here are a few additional resources for the Stanford AI class:
Reddit study group - aiclass
Google groups - Stanford AI Class
LinkedIn - AI_Class
Quora - Stanford AI Class
Twitter - @aiclass