What you’ll learn
Understand the fundamentals of linear algebra, a ubiquitous approach for solving for unknowns within high-dimensional spaces.
Manipulate tensors using the most important Python tensor libraries: NumPy, TensorFlow, and PyTorch
Possess an in-depth understanding of matrices, including their properties, key classes, and critical ML operations
Develop a geometric intuition of what’s going on beneath the hood of ML and deep learning algorithms.
Be able to more intimately grasp the details of cutting-edge machine learning papers
All code demos will be in Python so experience with it or another object-oriented programming language would be helpful for following along with the hands-on examples.
Familiarity with secondary school-level mathematics will make the class easier to follow along with. If you are comfortable dealing with quantitative information — such as understanding charts and rearranging simple equations — then you should be well-prepared to follow along with all of the mathematics.
To be a good data scientist, you need to know how to use data science and machine learning libraries and algorithms, such as NumPy, TensorFlow and PyTorch, to solve whichever problem you have at hand.
To be an excellent data scientist, you need to know how those libraries and algorithms work.
This is where our course “Machine Learning & Data Science Foundations Masterclass” comes in. Led by deep learning guru Dr. Jon Krohn, this first entry in the Machine Learning Foundations series will give you the basics of the mathematics such as linear algebra, matrices and tensor manipulation, that operate behind the most important Python libraries and machine learning and data science algorithms.
The first step in your journey into becoming an excellent data scientist is broken down as follows:
- Section 1: Linear Algebra Data Structures