Unit 6: Machine Learning
Machine Learning refers to computer programs that are able to categorize data in order to maximize understanding of that information. Machine Learning is closely related to statistics and modeling and has a wide range of applications, from natural language processing, searching, robotics, and indexing, to other pattern recognition applications. This unit will begin by defining Machine Learning, its applications, and a number of other important terms that will be used in this unit. We will then go over the three main classes of Machine Learning: Supervised Learning, Semi-Supervised Learning, and Unsupervised Learning. You will also end up with an introductory foundation in Machine Learning that will be useful for further academic study in the field.
Completing this unit should take you approximately 26 hours.
6.1: Definition of Learning and Machine Learning
6.2: Types of Machine Learning
6.3: A Practical Tool for Machine Learning