Udacity recently announced it is accepting applications for a flying car nanodegree program. David Silver, Head of Self-Driving Cars at the company, explains how Udacity's programs are tackling the fierce competition for talent in this space.

"We have an entire school of autonomy that teaches students how to build self-driving cars, how to work on flying cars, how to work on robotics," says Silver.

Silver says about 5 percent of Udacity students come from China. Udacity is now partnering with Baidu to teach their open-source technology stack "Apollo" for self-driving cars. "What we are hoping to do is to teach students around the world to leverage open-source technology to leverage self-driving cars," says Silver.