The course was well designed and delivered by all the trainers with the help of case study and great examples.\n\nThe forums and discussions were really useful and helpful while doing the assignments.
Very good overview of ML. The GraphLab api wasn't that bad, and also it was very wise of the instructors to allow the use of other ML packages. Overall i enjoyed it very much and also leaned very much
by Oren P•
I love the case-based method and the focus on the practitioner. Almost every other competing course and textbook puts too much focus on the mathematics proofs, on the nuts and bolts of the algorithms. I also like the informal attitude of the instructors.
The dependence on Dato, and the fact that Dato does not have a student or home use pricing are bad. After learning all of this, am I supposed to buy software that costs US$ 400 per month (matlab has a student edition for a one time price of $90)
Continuem o excelente e inspirador trabalho! Obrigado Carlos & Emily!
by Sandesh K•
This is an amazing course. I completed my beginner's course in python using Microsoft's resources that were made available on youtube. After that, I took this course, it needs a good amount of patience and some basic knowledge of python to understand the lectures. As you move ahead in the course, the professors make you feel really comfortable with the theories followed by a quiz on theory and then a practice assignment followed by a quiz to check our understanding of the subject matter.
The six weeks of hard work will surely be useful for the rest of my career.
by Gilles D•
Good overview and introduction to the more detail content of the following courses. If you are not familiar with Python, this will ease you into the language and enable you to follow.
There is a certain style of teaching that you need to get accustomed too in the beginning but when it is done, lessons become very clear and easy to follow. Moreover, it becomes "so what is happening next?" and you are looking forward to the next lesson.
Again, this is mainly an overview (with content) and a lot of the material will be reviewed more in detail afterwards.
by Khaled E•
I really enjoyed taking this course in Machine Learning. It is my first course in machine learning. The instructors are really great. I like the course logistics, and how it builds up the foundations of the critical thinking in machine learning, rather than learning specific tools. I am really looking forward to complete this specialization with the Capstone project.
I know how hard it can be to prepare an entire specialization like this. I appreciate the time and the effort the instructors have put to make this specialization happen and see light.
by Young S S•
This is an incredibly surprising course to me. Learning an up-to-date ipython notebook along with carefully designed instructions helped me have a better understanding of what machine learning is about and how it can be approached. Even though the last part was somewhat challenging to me, I learned a lot from this course and more than anything else, I could have some sort of vision in machine learning. I would like to keep working on machine learning specialization. Thank you for your warmhearted and incredible instructions! Thank you.
by Vaibhav B•
This is an excellent course for the starters to get holistic insight on the niche world of Machine Learning.
It is also a revisit to the notebook where you will spent time in evaluating truth tables and drawing planes to derive answer for assessment questions, a refreshing change from the regular work.
I am sure in-detail sessions/courses following this foundation course would definitely be of great learning and look forward to be part of those sessions and get enlightened on the new disruptive technological milestones.
by Tony M•
Fantastic course. A great, high-level, and gentle introduction to the most important machine learning techniques in use. The professors also co-own a market-leading machine learning company that produces a tool for machine learning practioners and data scientists called GraphLab Create. The tool itself is also fantastic as it not only creates and manages the environment for the Python notebooks and neatly installs Anaconda for you, it takes the guess work out of applying some of the more sophisticated machine learning models.
by Jason J•
I lost a week getting access to the course materials. Using the coursera iPython notebook did not work because of issues with the GraphLab key you have to individually obtain. Still I have to give this class 5 stars. Because, after that large hiccup, the material is fantastic. Emily is a great teacher and walks you by the hand through all the material. Sometimes I have to watch the videos twice, taking lots of notes, but if you put in the work, you will have a real intuitive understanding of the course material.
by Jesse G•
"Breadth with Depth!" That's what you'll get from taking this course (quoted because those are the words used to describe the general education pattern at my university). I never used the forums for this course and had to learn software than what I'm used to working with (sci-kit). When stuff worked it was rewarding, but other than that, expect to read documentation if you get stuck. Finally, for anyone who want to know what Machine Learning is about, this courses is the sampler of what is to come in later courses.
by Christopher A•
I really liked the case study approach to the topic. The instructors' approach to teaching through the Python notebook made it easy to follow and see things implemented as you learned them. In addition, they presented the material at a good level - not too general not too detailed for an intro taste to the topic. The professors were engaging lecturers as well and I found myself quickly going through each week's content to get to the the enjoyable assignments. I'm excited for the other courses in the Specialization.
by Anshul S•
its a very good introduction to machine learning ,although this course is little bit outdated for eg: graphlab is now turicreate and some functions of graphlab doesn't work on turicreate so you have to search the appropriate functions and for handling data they use SFrame which I hate, pandas is much better. but this course is not about what framework they are using its about learning the algorithms that makes machine learning possible and in that case both the instructor did a fabulous job
by Rahul R•
This course is awesome. One of the best course available in Coursera platform. I really appreciate both instructors' hard-work. They are fun loving and enjoy teaching; at the same time they understand, how to make student listen and understand concepts. Both the instructors are really really awesome and genius as they explains every complex concept with simple explanation. Both of them reminds a quote by Albert Einstein -“The definition of genius is taking the complex and making it simple.”
by Mariano C F d L•
The best online class I ever took. It covers a lot of basic ML algorithms and concepts (with no explanation of details), so you get a nice overview of how this field works and you can move on from there to see what is better for you. I have used the website videos many times to remember what we cover. It also gives you a good exposure to Python. the case study approach is better for understanding the material. I will definitely recommend this class to anyone how wants to know about ML.
by Mayur J•
I am really liking this course as the instructors are teaching the concept just not theoretically but building a foundation by practical samples and assignement.
The course series is well designed, firstly by this course you get feel of what machine learning is and where all you can apply the concepts. Starting with all the types of ML concepts instructors are building interest among the students.
I would recommend this course to all serious students who want to get into the world of ML.
by Целых Л А•
It was a really rewarding course! Although I participate with my colleagues and partners in the development of decision-making methods based on a completely different approach, this course was useful for me to reflect on my own scientific position and to increase my competence in achieving my scientific goals. Although, apparently, the main goals for all of us are the same. The teachers were very charismatic! Course - available for understanding and implementation. Thank you so much!
by Jun Q•
I am Jun Qi, a Ph.D. student in the department of Electrical Engineering at University of Washington. I ever took Carlo's excellent machine learning courses at UW and was really feeling pretty good. Although I may become an intermidiate machine learning researcher, I am of great interest in taking his new on-line courses because his new courses are more pracitcal and focus on large-scale data processing. So I highly recommend Prof. Carlos's machine learning courses on the Coursera.
by SHUN Z•
Two things make me follow this specialization.
Firstly, the Final Capstone mentioned in this course excites me for it is more likely to build a product rather than just to understand some concepts from doing a little programming assignments
Secondly, these techniques are very useful and cool.
But I think this specialization lasts too long and two weeks' material could be done within one week. It is more helpful if other courses in this series would be opened as soon as possible.
by Iñaki D R•
Uno de los mejores cursos para poder entender y practicar en un nivel principiante las principales técnicas de machine learning. Los profesores son excelentes en sus explicaciones y mantienen un gran interés en la clase y sus actividades. Las evaluaciones son objetivas y siempre te brindan el material de apoyo necesario para poder realizarlas. Estoy muy animado de haber cursado este curso y lo considero con la preparación suficiente para tomar los cursos que le siguen.
by Usman I•
For me, this course excelled at brushing up ML concepts I had studied years ago and clarifying the appropriateness of different techniques for different problem settings. However, the best part about this course, and the reason I took it in the first place, was that it introduces participants to a new tool that is scalable for use in larger / production systems.
I am much obliged to the instructors and am sure to continue on to the next course in this specialization.
by Bayardo E Q T•
First of all, sorry for my English. The course is a very interesting first experience with the machine learning and give a base by
all the panorama, the class are funny and easy to understand, and the professors are excellent with the explanation. I really recommend this course for all the people that be start with this new world that is the ML.
Pd. by the way, for the people that no speak a very well English, don't worry, is easily to understand both professors.
by Leonardo M O•
Amazing course. I had already done other ML Courses at coursera, but the competitive differential is the friendly approach took by the professors. Carlos and the other girl are very nice, they smile...so the training gets less formal, they look like a friend telling stories in a bar. Another main point is really the uses cases. They swap between the big forest map and the detailed view of the leaf in a succinct way. Easy to understand both views. Congratulations.
by Himadri M•
The Course literally boosts off one's confidence in ML, and gives one the confidence to proceed to higher levels in ML.
Great Course, Superb Instructors and Excellent Course material ! The complete ingredient for a perfect starter course !
I would like to mention that i came to know how to write a review using the words: Great , Good , Superb and Excellent , so that my review is rated above others by the algorithm !
So thanks Carlos sir for this superb course ! :D
by Gurmeet S G•
A good start to ML. Light on the programming / algorithms but that helps focus on the concepts which is appropriate for a complete beginner to ML.
It took a while to get set up because of the Python and turicreate versions for Mac OSX so I almost dropped out of this course. Glad I kept to it though. Maybe more value in using the standard packages to make skills comparable to others, but I appreciate that turicreate has been optimised for large datasets.
by Abhijit D•
Excellent course presentation by Emily and Carlos - If courses are presented in this interactive manner learning will always be fun and interesting.
Always advisable to have some basics on python , data frame , machine learning(if possible) and you will go really smooth with this intermediate level course.
Course material really good for machine learning with real case studies and capstone project on deep learning was indeed the crown of the course.
by Dave G•
Overall this course was fantastic! The material was taught in an intuitive way with pictures and diagrams that were explained step by step.
My only complaint is that the earlier videos in the course were recorded using graphlab and so there is a little bit of translation to turicreate that needs to be done by the student. It seems that the teachers made a point to update the downloadable notebook files though, so this was not a big issue for me.