Artificial Intelligence, Revealed

A few weeks ago I was invited by General Assembly to give a short intro to Data Science to a group of interested (and interesting) students. They all had different backgrounds, but they all shared an interest for technology and related subjects.

While I was explaining some of the differences between supervised and unsupervised machine learning, I used my example of an alien life trying to cluster (and eventually classify) cats and dogs. If you are interested to know more about this, you will probably have to wait for the publication of my “Data Science and Analytics with Python” book.. I digress…

So, Ed Shipley – one of the admissions managers at GA London – asked me and the students if we had seen the videos that Facebook had produced to explain machine learning… He was reminded of them as they use an example about a machine distinguishing between dogs and cars… (see what they did there?…). If you haven’t seen the videos, here you go:

Intro to AI

Machine Learning

Convolutional Neural Nets