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Machine Learning/AI Engineer

Machine Learning/AI Engineers build end-to-end ML applications and power many of the apps we use every day. They work in Python, Git, & ML.

Includes Python, Machine Learning, Software Engineering, Algorithms, Pandas, scikit-learn, Git, Bash, and more.

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    45 hours
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About this career path

Ever wonder how Netflix recommends what you should watch? Algorithmic decision-making is everywhere. From detecting fraudulent transactions to recommending movies to figuring out the nearest car for a ride, so many of the applications we use every day rely on this. What powers these systems? Machine Learning Engineering!

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7 units • 39 lessons • 37 projects • 33 quizzes
  • 1

    Introduction to Machine Learning Engineer Career Path

    Discover what you will learn on your journey to becoming a Machine Learning Engineer!

  • 2

    Machine Learning Fundamentals

    Machine Learning is all around us, and this Skill Path will introduce you to the foundational algorithms and techniques.

  • 3

    Software Engineering for Machine Learning/AI Engineers

    Learn the skills to bridge the gap between machine learning and software engineering, and prepare to solve problems on an engineering team.

  • 4

    Intermediate Machine Learning

    Learn intermediate machine learning methods!

  • 5

    Building Machine Learning Pipelines

    Learn how to build machine pipelines!

  • 6

    Machine Learning/AI Engineer: Final Portfolio

    Show off your knowledge of machine learning engineering by developing your final portfolio project on a topic of your choice.

  • 7

    Machine Learning Career Path: Next Steps

    Review what you learned in the Data Scientist: Machine Learning Specialist Career Path and explore ways to deepen your knowledge!

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