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Why Learn Machine Learning?

Machine learning, the field of computer science that gives computer systems the ability to learn from data, is one of the hottest topics in computer science.

Machine learning is transforming the world: from spam filtering in social networks to computer vision for self-driving cars, the potential applications of machine learning are vast.

Take-Away Skills:

This course covers the foundational machine learning algorithms that will help you advance in your career. Whether you’re trying to analyze a dataset using machine learning, or you’re a data analyst trying to upgrade your skills, this course is the best place to start.

Note on Prerequisites:

You should be comfortable with Python, including functions, control flow, lists, and loops.

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  1. 1
    What is Machine Learning and how do we use it?
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    Given a set of points, find a line that fits the data best! Even this simple form of regression allows us to predict future points.
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    Multiple Linear Regression uses two or more independent variables to predict the value of the dependent variable.
  4. 4
    Practice your regression skills on a real-world dataset provided by Yelp!
  5. 5
    Learn about the two types of Supervised Learning algorithms, for predicting different kinds of output.

What you'll create

Portfolio projects that showcase your new skills

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How you'll master it

Stress-test your knowledge with quizzes that help commit syntax to memory

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I know from first-hand experience that you can go in knowing zero, nothing, and just get a grasp on everything as you go and start building right away.

Course Description

Learn the basics of Machine Learning in this introductory course.


Earn a certificate of completion
20 hours to complete in total

What is Machine Learning and how do we use it?

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