Movie Recommendation Engine
You will build a movie recommendation engine by applying collaborative filtering and topic modelling techniques. You use a dataset which contains 20 million viewer ratings of 27,000 movies.
Learn Python programming, write programs to implement machine learning in business. *The course requires an undergraduate knowledge of statistics, calculus, linear algebra, and probability.
May 25, 2021
5 months, online
8-10 hours per week
Special pricing up to 20% discount is available if you enroll with your colleagues. Please send an email to group-enrollments@emeritus.org for more information.
The Applied Machine Learning course teaches you a wide-ranging set of techniques of supervised and unsupervised machine learning approaches using Python as the programming language.
Since this course requires an intermediate knowledge of Python, you will spend the first part of this course learning Python for Data Analytics taught by Emeritus. This will provide you with the programming knowledge required to do the assignments and application projects that are part of the Applied Machine Learning course.
If you are looking to implement or lead a machine learning project or looking to incorporate machine learning capability in your software application, this course is appropriate for you. This is a programming course: you will be required to write code, but no prior programming knowledge is required.
PREREQUISITES:
The course requires an undergraduate knowledge of statistics (descriptive statistics, regression, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, interval estimation etc.), calculus (derivatives), linear algebra (vectors & matrix transformation) and probability (conditional probability/Bayes theorem).
*Assessment: Students will be given an assessment to test their math skills prior to commencement of the course. You can view sample questions by clicking here. To familiarize yourself with the topics of the assessment, refer to learning resources by clicking here.
anticipated spending growth on AI and ML by 2021.
expected wage growth for data scientists (vs. <2% average wage increase across all occupations).
decrease in ‘click-to-ship’ time by Amazon using ML algorithm.
Going beyond the theory, our approach invites participants into a conversation, where learning is facilitated by live subject matter experts and enriched by practitioners in the field of machine learning:
Designed to teach you models and methods used in machine learning for real-world applications such as recommender systems and classification models, this 5-month program begins by building your foundational skills in Python, followed by the supervised and unsupervised learning techniques of applied machine learning.
Part 1: Python for Data Analytics (Video content and delivery by Emeritus)
Part 2: Applied Machine Learning (Video content from Columbia Engineering and delivery by Emeritus)
Supervised Learning
Unsupervised Learning
You will build a movie recommendation engine by applying collaborative filtering and topic modelling techniques. You use a dataset which contains 20 million viewer ratings of 27,000 movies.
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1. Review the sample math assessment, to see if you feel confident with the material that includes Calculus, Linear Algebra, Statistics, and Probability.
2. Review the learning resources to familiarize yourself with the assessment quiz content.
3. Submit your application.
4. Take the math assessment. You will have two attempts. Participants who pass the assessment will receive access to the course. Any deposit fees will be refunded to participants who do not pass the assessment.
The course familiarizes you with Machine learning algorithms and applications. It will also help you understand the approach to a business problem and provide you with the tool knowledge needed to transition to a Machine Learning or a Data Science role.
The course familiarizes you with Machine learning algorithms and applications and provides a solid foundation in statistics/mathematics and problem-solving skills to help you solve enterprise-level problems. The Applied Machine Learning course augments your existing knowledge of various tools and expands your skill set as a Data Science or Machine Learning professional.
The course familiarizes you with Machine learning algorithms and applications while providing a solid foundation in statistics/mathematics and enhancing your business acumen. It augments your existing programming knowledge and expands the technologies you are familiar with, helping you further develop your skill set as a Data Science or Machine Learning professional.
Absolutely! Knowledge of Data Science and Machine Learning (ML) has quickly become a requisite across industries, and all businesses will eventually need to use these techniques to thrive. While your current role may not require Machine learning knowledge, it is almost certain that ML skills will be in high demand in most every industry in the future.
The course is a blend of theory, tools, and case studies (datasets) that are easy to assimilate and implement. For instance, students work on application projects that require them to apply the Machine Learning concepts they’ve learned to datasets and derive inferences. These application projects are intentionally made to be challenging, and students are expected to spend substantial time and effort solving them. At the end of the course, students will be able to apply Machine Learning to solve many of the business problems they face in their workplace.
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Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a verified digital certificate from Emeritus in collaboration with Columbia Engineering Executive Education.
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