Machine Learning

CS229

Stanford School of Engineering


Description

"Artificial Intelligence is the new electricity."

- Andrew Ng, Stanford Adjunct Professor 

Computers are becoming smarter, as artificial intelligence and machine learning, a subset of AI, make tremendous strides in simulating human thinking. Creating computer systems that automatically improve with experience has many applications including robotic control, data mining, autonomous navigation, and bioinformatics.

This course provides a broad introduction to machine learning and statistical pattern recognition. Learn about both supervised and unsupervised learning as well as learning theory, reinforcement learning and control. Explore recent applications of machine learning and design and develop algorithms for machines.

Prerequisites

Linear algebra, basic probability and statistics.

We strongly recommend that you review the first problem set before enrolling. If this material looks unfamiliar or too challenging, you may find this course too difficult.

Topics include

  • Basics concepts of machine learning
  • Generative learning algorithms
  • Evaluating and debugging learning algorithms
  • Bias/variance tradeoff and VC dimension
  • Value and policy iteration
  • Q-learning and value function approximation

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