Chapter 1. Machine learning basics
- A brief overview of machine learning
- Key tasks in machine learning
- Why you need to learn about machine learning
- Why Python is so great for machine learning
I was eating dinner with a couple when they asked what I was working on recently. I replied, “Machine learning.” The wife turned to the husband and said, “Honey, what’s machine learning?” The husband replied, “Cyberdyne Systems T-800.” If you aren’t familiar with the Terminator movies, the T-800 is artificial intelligence gone very wrong. My friend was a little bit off. We’re not going to attempt to have conversations with computer programs in this book, nor are we going to ask a computer the meaning of life. ...