Chapter 5

Real-World Applications


check Handling images with Python

check Performing image classification tasks on images of faces

check Considering Natural Language Processing (NLP)

check Defining how machines can understand text

check Obtaining rating data

“In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm … in the real world all rests on perseverance.”


Beginners become experts and develop mastery of a skill by applying two themes: preparation and practice. This chapter shows you how to apply machine learning theory to solve real-world problems and provides practice in classifying images, scoring sentiment, and creating recommendations.

While developers have made great progress creating these algorithms and implementing feasible solutions, these problems are far from solved and continue to evolve and update every day. This chapter shows you how to turn artificial intelligence and machine learning knowledge into something useful.

Classifying Images

Among the ...

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