In recent years, we've seen a resurgence in AI, or artificial intelligence, and machine learning. Machine learning has led to some amazing results, like being able to analyze medical images and predict diseases on-par with human experts. Google's AlphaGo program was able to beat a world champion in the strategy game go using deep reinforcement learning. Machine learning is even being used to program self driving cars, which is going to change the automotive industry forever. Imagine a world with drastically reduced car accidents, simply by removing the element of human error.
Boosting is an ensemble technique that attempts to create a strong classifier from a number of weak classifiers. In this post you will discover the AdaBoost Ensemble method for machine learning. This post was written for developers and assumes no background in statistics or mathematics. The post focuses on how the algorithm works and how to use it for predictive modeling problems. If you have any questions, leave a comment and I will do my best to answer.
Ensembles can give you a boost in accuracy on your dataset. In this post you will discover how you can create some of the most powerful types of ensembles in Python using scikit-learn. This case study will step you through Boosting, Bagging and Majority Voting and show you how you can continue to ratchet up the accuracy of the models on your own datasets. Ensemble Machine Learning Algorithms in Python with scikit-learn Photo by The United States Army Band, some rights reserved. It assumes you are generally familiar with machine learning algorithms and ensemble methods and that you are looking for information on how to create ensembles in Python.
Machine learning algorithms are a very large part of machine learning. You have to understand how they work to make any progress in the field. In this post you will discover a 14-part machine learning algorithms mini course that you can follow to finally understand machine learning algorithms. We are going to cover a lot of ground in this course and you are going to have a great time. Machine Learning Algorithms Mini-Course Photo by Jared Tarbell, some rights reserved. Before we get started, let's make sure you are in the right place. This mini-course will take you on a guided tour of machine learning algorithms from foundations and through 10 top techniques.