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1. Introduction
An introduction to Applied Machine Learning
  • What is machine learning (ML)?
    It's a sub-area of artificial intelligence that allows computers to self-learn without having to be explicitly programmed. ML essentially aims to understand patterns in large sets of input data and then predict outputs based on the models it generates.}
  • How best to learn machine learning
    It's easy to get overwhelmed trying to learn machine learning. There's a lot to learn and too many resources that teach the same content in different and sometimes confusing approaches. It's also tough to learn everything about such a vast and rapidly evolving topic. Ideally, once you feel you've got a sound introduction to machine learning, figure out what specific area(s) you want to specialize in and do your own research.
  • The 7 Steps of Machine Learning
    Summary by Udara Jay
    How can we tell if a drink is beer or wine? Machine learning, of course!

    The goal of machine learning is to create a model that can answer a question correctly, most of the time.

    The 7 steps:

    1) Gathering Data
    2) Data preparation
    3) Choosing a model
    4) Training
    5) Evaluation
    6) Parameter Tuning
    7) Prediction
  • Andrew Ng: Deep Learning, Self-Taught Learning and Unsupervised Feature Learning
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