FREE Webinar - Machine learning in practice, 17 July, 14.00-15.00 hrs. CEST

Course code
B54
Course fee (no housing)
€0.00
Level
Bachelor
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Machine learning is a sub-area of artificial intelligence in which computers are trained, using data, to perform a challenging task. Machine learning is used in self driving cars, facial recognition, estimating people’s age from photos, predictions and recommendations. Unlike normal computer systems, machine learning systems need training. The systems learn patterns from data. If the learning process is not correct, or if the data is biased, the system can make mistakes. In this webinar we demonstrate how machine learning works and how one can train an algorithm. We will use the python programming language for this purpose.

Machine learning is a sub-area of artificial intelligence in which computers are trained, using data, to perform a challenging task. Machine learning is used in self driving cars, facial recognition, estimating people’s age from photos, predictions and recommendations. Unlike normal computer systems, machine learning systems need training. The systems learn patterns from data. If the learning process is not correct, or if the data is biased, the system can make mistakes. In this webinar we demonstrate how machine learning works and how one can train an algorithm. We will use the python programming language for this purpose. 

Programming knowledge is not required to participate in the webinar: we demonstrate the training and discuss the results. If you do have programming experience, you can replicate the training steps afterwards. 

Contents:
•    Explanation of machine learning
•    Training a machine learning algorithm
•    Testing an algorithm for accuracy and bias
•    Practical and ethical consequences of using machine learning
 

Course director

Dr. Sieuwert van Otterloo

Lecturers

Dr. Sieuwert van Otterloo has studied Mathematics and Cognitive Artificial Intelligence and holds a PhD in Computer Science. He is a member of the Artificial Intelligence research group. Since 2013, he is the founder and independent IT-expert of ICT Institute, a consulting firm that provides advice on technology, privacy, and information security.

Joost Krapels MSc. has studied Artificial Intelligence and Information Sciences at the VU Amsterdam. Since 2018, he works as a consultant at ICT Institute with a specialization in privacy.


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Registration

Application deadline: 10 July 2020

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