A Practical, Hands-On Approach to Machine Learning Education

If you enroll in a university-level data science program, you’ll likely spend months learning machine learning theory and how to code them. But you won’t necessarily see how they relate to real-world problems. That’s what spurred the folks at Dato to work with Coursera and the University of Washington to create a class that advocates a more practical approach to machine learning.As the CEO and co-founder of Dato (formerly GraphLab) and the Amazon Professor of Machine Learning at the University of Washington, you could say that Carlos Guestrin knows a thing or two about machine learning. But one thing that’s bugged him is how machine learning gets taught in schools. “In data science classes, you’re always focused on the theory or the algorithms [but] you’re not thinking about the practical…

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