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Deep Learning Prerequisites: Logistic Regression in Python

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This course is a lead-in to deep learning and neural networks - it covers a popular and fundamental technique used in machine learning, data science and statistics: logistic regression. We show you how one might code their own logistic regression module in Python. If you are a programmer and you want to enhance your coding abilities by learning about data science, then this course is for you. If you want more than just a superficial look at machine learning models, this course is for you.


Lyft offers 400 scholarships for online self-driving car course

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Even better, Udacity has partnered with Lyft (which has self-driving plans of its own) to provide scholarships to the intro course in order to increase diversity to the program. In addition, Lyft will provide mentorship opportunities through its lyf, which is where the company houses its self-driving division. The nanodegree itself will cover topics like "machine learning, object-oriented programming and probabilistic robotics." Of course, if self-driving cars aren't your thing, you can always enroll in Udacity's new Flying Car nanodegree (which really focuses more on drones than actual airborne autos).


Deep Learning: CNNs for Visual Recognition - Udemy

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Welcome to this course: Deep Learning - Learn Convolutional Neural Networks. Convolutional neural networks have gained a special status over the last few years as an especially promising form of deep learning. Rooted in image processing, convolutional layers have found their way into virtually all subfields of deep learning, and are very successful for the most part. Convolutional neural networks (CNNs) enable very powerful deep learning based techniques for processing, generating, and sensemaking of visual information.


21 Best Online Courses On Data Science

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Also, these data science tutorials give you idea about data science, python, data scientist, big data, analytics, machine learning, deep learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are the most booming topics now. Description: Learn to create Deep Learning Algorithms in Python from two Machine Learning & Data Science experts. Learn data visualization through Tableau 10 and create opportunities for you or key decision makers to discover data patterns such as customer purchase behavior, sales trends, or production bottlenecks. Learn data visualization through Microsoft Power BI and create opportunities for you or key decision makers to discover data patterns such as customer purchase behavior, sales trends, or production bottlenecks.


Lyft is giving out scholarships for a new self-driving car program

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The four-month course will cost $800 -- but Lyft will award full scholarships to 400 qualified students to study topics like machine learning, object-oriented programming, and probabilistic robotics. Graduates are guaranteed admission to Udacity's Self-Driving Car Engineer program, which provides a more thorough schooling on the ins and outs of a career focused on creating autonomous systems. This is a savvy move for the Lyft, which announced its own driverless car development program earlier this year. Ten percent of the company's engineers are already focusing on autonomous tech, and the Udacity programs could help to create a pipeline of talent to Lyft's Level 5 Engineering Center in Palo Alto.


Udacity announces 'flying car' nanodegree, new partnership with Lyft

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The online education company Udacity on Tuesday unveiled a "flying car" nanodegree program, offering students "the skills to create autonomous flight vehicles that will be crucial to the transportation systems of the future." The two-term program will open in early 2018, with a curriculum designed by aerospace and autonomous systems experts, including Nicholas Roy, the MIT Aeronautics professor and founder of Alphabet's Project Wing; Raffaelo D'Andrea, ETH Zurich professor and co-founder of Kiva Systems; Angela Schoellig, University of Toronto Institute Aerospace professor; and Udacity founder Sebastian Thrun. "Our goal is to teach a new generation of engineers the skills necessary to build this smart transportation future," Roy wrote in a blog post. The curriculum will first focus on the basics of autonomous flight, Roy wrote, including motion planning, state estimation, control, and perception.


Probabilistic Graphical Models 2: Inference Coursera

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These representations sit at the intersection of statistics and computer science, relying on concepts from probability theory, graph algorithms, machine learning, and more. They are also a foundational tool in formulating many machine learning problems. Following the first course, which focused on representation, this course addresses the question of probabilistic inference: how a PGM can be used to answer questions. The (highly recommended) honors track contains two hands-on programming assignments, in which key routines of the most commonly used exact and approximate algorithms are implemented and applied to a real-world problem.


Introducing: Unity Machine Learning Agents – Unity Blog

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It is critical to our mission to enable machine learning researchers with the most powerful training scenarios, and for us to give back to the gaming community by enabling them to utilize the latest machine learning technologies. At Unity, we wanted to design a system that provide greater flexibility and ease-of-use to the growing groups interested in applying machine learning to developing intelligent agents. The ML-Agents SDK allows researchers and developers to transform games and simulations created using the Unity Editor into environments where intelligent agents can be trained using Deep Reinforcement Learning, Evolutionary Strategies, or other machine learning methods through a simple to use Python API. As mentioned above, we are excited to be releasing this open beta version of Unity Machine Learning Agents today, which can be downloaded from our GitHub page.


Self-Driving Car 'Godfather' To Help Lyft Get Engineers, Offer Flying Car Classes

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Night driving in an autonomous vehicle designed by Udacity, an online training service that specializes in high-tech vocations. Sebastian Thrun, the original leader of Google's self-driving car project, is going to help rideshare company Lyft staff up its autonomous vehicle team with training through Udacity, his high-tech vocational service. Today he's training autonomous vehicle engineers and creating the first certification program for flying car studies. Thrun's interest in starting a flying car engineering program at Udacity isn't surprising.


Linear regression in R for Data Scientists - Udemy

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The goal is to provide the student the computational knowledge necessary to work in the industry, and do applied research, using lineal modelling techniques. Some basic knowledge in statistics and R is recommended, but not necessary. The course has lots of code examples, real datasets, quizzes, and video. The video duration is 4 hours, but the user is expected to take at least 5 extra hours working on the examples, data, and code provided.