Data Science: Machine Learning

Harvard University on edX

Build a movie recommendation system and learn the science behind one of the most popular and successful data science techniques.

About this course

In this free course, you’ll learn popular machine learning algorithms, principal component analysis, and regularization by building a movie recommendation system. You will learn about training data, and how to use a set of data to discover potentially predictive relationships. You will also learn about overtraining and techniques to avoid it such as cross-validation. All of these skills are fundamental to machine learning.
Type
Short Course
Experience Level
Beginner
Duration
8 weeks
Cost
Free

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Short courses are typically between 1 and 12 hours in duration, and in the case of guided courses (i.e. with live instructors), are sometimes spread over a number of days or weeks. Most short courses are self-paced, which means you progress through a series of videos and projects at your own pace.

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