1.1 What Is Machine Learning?
What we covered in this video lecture
In this video, we saw some real-world applications of machine learning. Yes, like it or not, it is almost everywhere in our daily lives, and this is an excellent reason to learn more about it! One of the most popular subcategories of machine learning revolves around learning from data to make predictions (we will learn more about it later).
In addition, we learned that machine learning is a subcategory of AI. AI is a field of research focused on making computers behave smarter ways. Machine learning provides the techniques to teach computers how to learn from data. In turn, deep learning is a subcategory of machine learning centered around training deep neural networks. (Deep learning and training deep neural networks will be the focus of this course!)
Are you curious to see more applications of machine learning? Check out the Applications section of the Wikipedia article on machine learning. Or, if you are curious about the history of AI, check out this very comprehensive article.
Note that deep learning is sometimes used nowadays for tabular data. You can find more resources about that in the following article:
- A Short Chronology Of Deep Learning For Tabular Data by Sebastian Raschka
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