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[D] Siraj Raval – Potentially exploiting students, banning students asking for refund. Thoughts?

[D] Siraj Raval - Potentially exploiting students, banning students asking for refund. Thoughts?

I’m not a personal follower of Siraj, but this issue came up in a ML FBook group that I’m part of. I’m curious to hear what you all think.

It appears that Siraj recently offered a course “Make Money with Machine Learning” with a registration fee but did not follow through with promises made in the initial offering of the course. On top of that, he created a refund and warranty page with information regarding the course after people already paid. Here is a link to a WayBackMachine capture of someone’s documentation of Siraj’s potential misdeeds: https://web.archive.org/save/https://case-for-a-refund.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/feedback.html

According to Twitter threads, he has been banning anyone in his Discord/Slack that has been asking for refunds.

On top of this there are many Twitter threads regarding his behavior. A screenshot (bottom of post) of an account that has since been deactivated/deleted (assuming that the individual either agreed to shutdown their account for money, or were banned). Here is a Twitter WayBackMachine archive link of a search for the user in the screenshot: https://web.archive.org/web/20190921130513/https:/twitter.com/search?q=safayet96434935&src=typed_query. In the search results it is apparent that there are many students who have been impacted by Siraj.

UPDATE: Additional searching on Twitter has yielded many more posts, check out the tweets/retweets of these people: student1 student2

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Toronto AI is a social and collaborative hub to unite AI innovators of Toronto and surrounding areas. We explore AI technologies in digital art and music, healthcare, marketing, fintech, vr, robotics and more. Toronto AI was founded by Dave MacDonald and Patrick O'Mara.