Machine Learning for Absolute Beginners

By Adam Vincent

Learn the basics of machine learning and discuss popular uses for machine learning today and what it promises for the future.

1 hour
  • 16 Lessons
  • 1 Hands-On Lab

About the course

Machine learning is all around us. Every day, it seems like some new device is now "smart". How do machines know how to do all of these different tasks? It isn’t magic, although it does feel that way.

In this course, you’ll learn the basics of machine learning, giving you an overview of what machine learning is, and equally important, what machine learning is not. We’ll discuss some of the popular uses for machine learning today and what it promises for the future. You’ll even learn a bit about how you learn in the process!

  • Chapter 1 2 Lessons Introduction 4:02

    Course Introduction


    About the Training Architect

  • Chapter 2 3 Lessons What is Machine Learning, Anyway? 16:17

    Machine Learning is Modeling


    Machine Learning is Trial and Error


    Machine Learning is Predictions

  • Chapter 3 4 Lessons What Is Not Machine Learning? 28:00

    ML is not Artificial Intelligence


    ML is not Traditional Programming


    ML is not Good or Evil


    ML is not a Silver Bullet

  • Chapter 4 5 Lessons So How Can I Use Machine Learning? 1:03:10

    ML in Everyday Life


    ML in Health


    ML in Cyber Security


    ML in Business


    Identifying Iris Plants Using Machine Learning

    45:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 5 2 Lessons Conclusion 7:01

    Course Summary


    Conclusion and What's Next


What are Hands-on Labs

What's the difference between theoretical knowledge and real skills? Practical real-world experience. That's where Hands-on Labs come in! Hands-on Labs are guided, interactive experiences that help you learn and practice real-world scenarios in real cloud environments. Hands-on Labs are seamlessly integrated in courses, so you can learn by doing.

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