Machine learning basics
This article presents some basic resources to give a quick introduction to machine learning.
What is machine learning?
Machine learning is a data science technique that allows computers to use existing data to forecast future behaviors, outcomes, and trends. Using machine learning, computers learn without being explicitly programmed.
Forecasts or predictions from machine learning can make apps and devices smarter. When you shop online, machine learning helps recommend other products you might like based on what you've purchased. When your credit card is swiped, machine learning compares the transaction to a database of transactions and helps detect fraud. When your robot vacuum cleaner vacuums a room, machine learning helps it decide whether the job is done.
Data Science for Beginners videos
Get a quick introduction to data science from Data Science for Beginners in five short videos from a top data scientist. These videos are basic but useful, whether you're interested in doing data science or you work with data scientists.
Video 1: The 5 questions data science answers (5 min 14 sec).
Video 2: Is your data ready for data science? (4 min 56 sec)
Video 3: Ask a question you can answer with data (4 min 17 sec)
Video 4: Predict an answer with a simple model (7 min 42 sec)
Video 5: Copy other people's work to do data science (3 min 18 sec)