Machine Learning Introduction with Python

Machine learning is an exciting and in-demand aspect of the artificial intelligence world. It enables systems to learn and improve without direct instructions from users. In this path, we cover a few essentials for getting started in machine learning.

DURATION
31 hours
LESSONS
28
PROJECTS
4
DIFFICULTY
Introductory

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SKILL PATH: MACHINE LEARNING INTRO WITH PYTHON

Here's what you'll learn to do.

Even if you’ve never written a line of code in Python, you’ll catch on quickly, and we’ll have you writing code in minutes.

  • Machine learning basics
  • Avoiding common mistakes
  • Evaluating model performance
  • Common techniques like k-nearest neighbours, k-means clustering, and decision trees
  • Mathematics for machine learning, including calculus and linear algebra
  • Basics of linear and logistic regression


Course Structure: Machine Learning Intro with Python


Learn the basics of machine learning and explore how to avoid common pitfalls in machine learning.

Explore the key ideas from calculus for understanding how mathematical functions behave and prepare for intermediate machine learning techniques.

Explore the key ideas from linear algebra for understanding linear systems and prepare for intermediate machine learning techniques.

Learn how to make predictions using the linear regression machine learning model, two different ways of fitting a linear regression model, and how to select, clean, and transform features.

Learn intermediate linear regression and logistic regression concepts and how to prevent overfitting, a common problem in machine learning.

Understand the types of relationships in the data decision trees can represent, build a decision tree implementation from the ground up, and learn how to use the random forests machine learning model.


It's not just what you learn,
but how you learn it.

Retain

Learn by writing and validating code,
not by watching videos.

Reinforce

Challenge yourself with dozens of
practice problems.

Reference

Revisit what you've learned anytime you need a refresher.

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