Getting Started with Machine Learning and Python

It is believed that in the next 30 years, artificial intelligence (AI) will outpace human knowledge. Regardless of whether it will lead to job losses, analytical and machine learning skills are becoming increasingly important. In fact, this point has been emphasized by the most influential business leaders, including the Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates, Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, and former Google executive chairman, Eric Schmidt.

In this chapter, we will kick off our machine learning journey with the basic, yet important, concepts of machine learning. We will start with what machine learning is all about, why we need it, and its evolution over a few decades. We will then discuss typical machine ...

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