Letter #12 - In which the sun is important enough to stare at.
“If something is important to you, complete it. If not, kill it.”
There’s an insect in your ear
If you scratch it won’t disappear
It’s gonna itch and burn and sting
Do you want to see what the scratching brings
- Machine learning identifies patterns using statistical learning and computers by unearthing boundaries in data sets. You can use it to make predictions.
- One method for making predictions is called a decision trees, which uses a series of if-then statements to identify boundaries and define patterns in the data.
- Overfitting happens when some boundaries are based on on distinctions that don’t make a difference. You can see if a model overfits by having test data flow through the model.
A very nice and very visual introduction to binary classification using decision trees. Worth it for the visualizations alone.
This book is focused not on teaching you ML algorithms, but on how to make ML algorithms work. Some technical AI classes will give you a hammer; this book teaches you how to use the hammer. If you aspire to be a technical leader in AI and want to learn how to set direction for your team, this book will help.
If you haven’t already, you should very much subscribe for the draft copies of Andrew Ng’s book, you will find some nice insights inside.
P.S. Only two days until NDR! :)
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