Week 7

Introduction to Machine Learning

  • This lecture will bridge the first part of the course, where we learn about low-level languages, and the second part, where we use higher-level programming languages.

  • Python, for example, can be used to write the back-end of a web server that takes requests, talks to a database, and return a response to a user.

  • Today we’ll use Python as a tool for data analysis, in the context of machine learning.

  • As the following image jokingly depicts, there are various conceptions of what programmers working on machine learning do: