Get Much Smarter About Machine Learning in 2 Minutes


"Machine learning" is a funny term. And machine learning and deep neural networks do underpin the ability of software to do things like identify objects and faces in images, invent recipes, or recognize whales songs in the ocean so that ships don't run into them. But the reality is that machine learning is much more about teaching computers to quickly study for statistical patterns, and autonomously identify those patterns in a large data set. Stephanie Yee and Tony Chu have put together a great presentation that quickly lays out the foundations of machine learning, using the example of teaching a program that can distinguish between a house in San Francisco or New York.