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Launching into Machine Learning

Google Cloud and Google via Coursera


The course begins with a discussion about data: how to improve data quality and perform exploratory data analysis. We describe Vertex AI AutoML and how to build, train, and deploy an ML model without writing a single line of code. You will understand the benefits of Big Query ML. We then discuss how to optimize a machine learning (ML) model and how generalization and sampling can help assess the quality of ML models for custom training.


  • Introduction
    • This module provides an overview of the course and its objectives.
  • Get to Know Your Data: Improve Data through Exploratory Data Analysis
    • In this module, we look at how to improve the quality of our data and how to explore our data by performing exploratory data analysis. We look at the importance of tidy data in Machine Learning and show how it impacts data quality. For example, missing values can skew our results. You will also learn the importance of exploring your data. Once we have the data tidy, you will then perform exploratory data analysis on the dataset.
  • Machine Learning in Practice
    • In this module, we will introduce some of the main types of machine learning so that you can accelerate your growth as an ML practitioner.
  • Training AutoML Models Using Vertex AI
    • In this module, we will introduce training AutoML Models using Vertex AI.
  • BigQuery Machine Learning: Develop ML Models Where Your Data Lives
    • In this module, we will introduce BigQuery ML and its capabilities.
  • Optimization
    • In this module we will walk you through how to optimize your ML models.
  • Generalization and Sampling
    • Now it’s time to answer a rather weird question: when is the most accurate ML model not the right one to pick? As we hinted at in the last module on Optimization -- simply because a model has a loss metric of 0 for your training dataset does not mean it will perform well on new data in the real world. You will learn how to create repeatable training, evaluation, and test datasets and establish performance benchmarks.
  • Summary
    • This module is a summary of the Launching into Machine Learning course

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4.6 rating at Coursera based on 4270 ratings

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  • This course is about an overall strategy for the machine learning and a presentation of the TensorFlow. It is a very detailed course with a real example of a model through the labs. I have studied data analytics in my MSc and I could say that this course is very clear and helpful for what someone have to do with a big data problem.
  • Aseem Bansal
    If you already know machine learning then don't expect lot of value addition from this course. The only parts that I got out of this splitting datasets consideration.

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