Course Recommendations for Introductory Machine Learning
Course recommendations for getting started with machine learning
Before you jump into deep learning, I would strongly advise you to do a few introductory machine learning courses to get up to speed with fundamental concepts like clustering, regression, evaluation metrics, etc.
Here is a thread including a few recent courses you can explore:
This is a crosspost of a Twitter thread I published earlier this week.
by University of Helsinki
Note: I have taken many machine learning courses online. I do some courses for fun but always learn something new. “Elements of AI” provides one of the most approachable, free, and fun AI courses I have taken. They added part 2 to practice building algorithms.
I suggest doing the first part, “Introduction to AI”. It introduces fundamental concepts like search, Bayes rule, nearest neighbor, and neural networks. There are some nice exercises all along the way. After the first course, you will have a good high-level picture of the field.
The second part (Building AI) provides the content for free but you need to pay if you want the certificate. I say it’s totally worth it! The second part is about implementing some of the basic algorithms (with Python) to understand concepts like optimization & the Bayes rule.
Note: The module on clustering is really good!
by Stanford and Andrew Ng
Note: One of my favorite ML courses of all time!
Note: I took this course right when it was released and I was immediately hooked by the focus and high quality of it.
by Jeremy Howard
Note: I have seen a few videos from the http://fast.ai courses and I can easily understand why their courses are so popular. Very hands-on approach!
by Bloomberg ML EDU
Note: If you love math and theory, you will like how deep this course gets.
by Machine Learning University
Note: This course touches on important machine learning topics at a high-level using easy to grasp explanations and examples of machine learning applications.
by Sebastian Raschka
Note: Sebastian keeps adding awesome machine learning content to his YouTube channel and I really appreciate the content he puts together. Very approachable!
There are many other courses out there but I can only talk about the ones I have taken. Feel free to share (in the comment section) if you have found other good ones out there. It would be nice to share your experience with the course and why you like it or found it useful.
I will keep updating the list here as new and interesting courses emerge.
Make a list of topics you found interesting & challenging
Do more investigation on challenging topics
Write/report on some interesting new result/idea you got
Take your time
Engage in ML forums/discussions