Machine Learning …minus the Machine

Mars Geldard, University of Tasmania Part of DW18

This talk covers some key Machine Learning concepts including classification, clustering and regression methods that are used in applications such as recommendation, detection and prediction systems.

Sound dense? Don’t worry. We’ll be doing simple demonstrations, and performing tasks on paper. It’s crucial to understand the steps being done by a computer when you use tools like CoreML and CreateML in order to make informed decisions in the human-driven design and data selection stages that come before model training.

Pen and paper–or Apple Pencil and iPad–recommended. Enthusiasm for mathematics optional.