Computers can learn patterns in data that would be nearly impossible to program manually. Through interactive demos, learn techniques that can detect cancer, identify fraud, and interpret images. Prerequisite: Curiosity! No math background required.
- Apply nearest neighbor search by hand to classify a data point with numerical features.
- Explain the weaknesses of nearest neighbor search.
- Apply a given decision tree to classify a given data point.
- Construct a reasonable decision tree by hand given a binary labeled data set.
- Construct a good dividing plane by hand, given labeled data points.
- Evaluate the goodness of a given dividing plane visually.
- Given a new data point, use a dividing plane to predict its label.
- Identify the local and global minima of a 2 or 3 dimensional curve.
- Illustrate the steps gradient descent would take on such a curve to find the local minimum.
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