Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Machine Learning

Putting the fun in fundamentals! A collection of short videos to amuse beginners and experts alike.



 

Putting the fun in fundamentals! A collection of short videos to amuse beginners and experts alike

 

Looking for a fun introduction to AI with a sense of humor? Look no further than Making Friends with machine learning (MFML), a lovable free YouTube course designed with everyone in mind. Yes, everyone. If you’re reading this, the course is for you!

 

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Machine Learning

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Course Trailer

 



 

Short form videos: Most of the videos below are 1–5 minutes long, which means you get to upgrade your knowledge in bite-sized, well, bites. Tasty bites! Dive right in at the beginning or scroll down to find the topic you’d like to learn more about.

Long form videos: For those who prefer to learn in 1–2 hour feasts, the course is also available as 4 longer installments here.

 

Basic Concepts

 

 

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Machine Learning

 

In Practice

 

 

The 12 Steps of AI

 

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Machine Learning


 

 

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Machine Learning


 

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Machine Learning


 

 

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Machine Learning


 

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Machine Learning


 

 

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Machine Learning


 

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Machine Learning


 

 

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Machine Learning


 

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Machine Learning


 

 

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Machine Learning


 

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Machine Learning


 

 

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Machine Learning


 

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Machine Learning


 

 

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Machine Learning


 

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Machine Learning


 

 

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Machine Learning


 

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Machine Learning


 

 

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Machine Learning


 

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Machine Learning


 

 

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Machine Learning


 

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Machine Learning


 

 

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Machine Learning


 

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Machine Learning


 

 

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Machine Learning


 

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Machine Learning


 

 

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Machine Learning


 

Introduction to Algorithms

 

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Machine Learning


 

Menu

 

 

Unsupervised Learning

 

 

Lazy Learning

 

 

Linear Classifiers

 

 

Decision Trees and Random Forests

 

 

Ensembles

 

 

Naive Bayes

 

 

Regression Models

 

 

Deep Learning

 

 

About the course

 

Making Friends with machine learning was an internal-only Google course specially created to inspire beginners and amuse experts.* Today, it is available to everyone!

The course is designed to give you the tools you need for effective participation in machine learning for solving business problems and for being a good citizen in an increasingly AI-fueled world. MFML is perfect for all humans; it focuses on conceptual understanding (rather than the mathematical and programming details) and guides you through the ideas that form the basis of successful approaches to machine learning. It has something for everyone!

After completing this course, you will:

  • Gain an intuitive and correct understanding of core machine learning concepts.
  • Understand the flavor of several popular machine learning methods.
  • Avoid common errors in machine learning.
  • Know how machine learning can help your endeavors.
  • Gain insight into the steps involved in leading machine learning projects from conception to launch and beyond.
  • Improve your ability to communicate with ML experts and non-experts alike.

 

*Is the course for you? See what people are saying about it

 

“I was simply blown away by the quality of her presentation. This was a 6-hour(!) tour de force; through every minute of it, Cassie was clear, funny, energetic, approachable, insightful and informative.” — Hal Ableson, Professor of Computer Science at MIT

 

“I cannot emphasize enough how valuable it was that this course was targeted towards a general audience.” — Human resources specialist

 

“Fantastic class, plus it is hilarious!” — Software engineer

 

“I now feel more confident in my understanding of ML… Loved it.” — Communications manager

 

“More useful than any of the courses I took in university on this stuff.” — Reliability engineer

 

“I loved how she structured the course, knowing the content, and navigating this full-day course without getting us bored. So I learned two things in this lesson. 1) Machine learning, and 2) Presentation skills.” — Executive

 

“Great Stuff: I would recommend it.” — ML Research Scientist

 

“…always interesting and keeps my attention.” — Senior leader, Engineering

 

“…well structured, clear, pitched in at the right level for people like me and full of useful visuals and stories to help me understand and remember. I learnt a ton.” — Senior leader, Sales

 

“The MFML class was phenomenal. It laid the foundation for understanding best practices and boosted my confidence in attempting to apply ML.” — Product technology manager

 

“For once I feel like I’ve understood 90%+ of the content. Usually I am lost all the time, feel extremely stupid and want to cry.” — Program manager

 

“Much more high-level than the other courses, but also more general and more complete. Offers a great general view of the topic… filled a lot of the “holes” that I had. It really demystifies a lot of things.” — Software engineer

 

“Although I studied and used ML in the past (~8 years ago) but got tired of it so I wasn’t very interested in the recent trend… After this refresh I feel I can rebuild this relationship and be friends with ML again.” — Product manager

 

“Otherwise esoteric material was made accessible and enjoyable thanks to Cassie’s deep subject matter expertise, wit, and humor.” — User experience designer

 

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Cassie Kozyrkov is a data scientist and leader at Google with a mission to democratize Decision Intelligence and safe, reliable AI.

 
Original. Reposted with permission.