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Hands-on ML / Artificial Intelligence Fundamentals with Python

Description

LIVE Online ZOOM Sessions

  • Wednesday Nov 25, 2020: 5:45 PM – 8:00PM (CST)
  • Thursday Nov 26, 2020: 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon (CST)
  • Friday Nov 27, 2020: 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon (CST)
  • Saturday Nov 28, 2020: 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon (CST)

An 8-hour hands-on workshop on AI and Machine Learning that provides beginners with a solid foundation and understanding of how to leverage Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for practical business problem solving. 

Through an engaging mix of introductions to key technologies, business insights, case examples, and your own discussions, this learning journey will bring into sharp focus the reality of AI technologies today and how they can be harnessed to support your business needs. A curated set of top resources are shared for executives to continue their learning journey. 

About the Instructor

Babar Bhatti is a technology entrepreneur, digital and analytics executive and AI consultant and practitioner. He is co-founder of Dallas AI, a meetup of over 3300 members focused on AI and Deep Learning. He is a frequent speaker and presenter on the topic of AI and digital disruption. Formerly, Babar was the co-founder and CEO of MutualMind, a social media analytics company with clients from Fortune 500 companies. 

He holds dual MS from MIT in Engineering and Technology and Policy.

CURRICULUM

Hour # Fundamentals of ML and AI 
1
  • Definitions and history of ML and AI. What is different with AI today vs Data Science / Stats based analytics  
  • Narrow vs General AI
  • Quick intro to types of ML
  • Framing ML Problems
2
  • Tech Hour 1
  • Basic concepts, Models and Algorithms – short history of classic machine learning, prerequisites 
  • Linear regression
  • Loss and Learning
  • Reducing loss by iterations
3
  • ML / AI Foundation: 
  • Data – importance of data, types (language, media, numbers, mixed) acquisition sources challenges, clean up and preparation 
  • Quiz 1
4
  • Feature Engineering
  • Gradient descent
  • Logistic regression
  • Training and testing
  • Generalization, overfitting
5
6
  • Revisit: Types of Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Neural Networks
  • Deep Learning Basics – what is it, importance, concepts, architecture 
  • Interactive visual exercises – Tensorflow playground, Teachable machine
  • Project intro, homework
7
  • Applications: CV, NLP 
  • AI Technology – Implementation
    • Tech Stack
    • Cloud computing, Hardware
  • Quiz 3
8

Capstone Project

  • Discussion and walkthrough
  • Demos- show and tell, hands-on work by participants 
  • Industry trends and beyond-scope topics (e.g. explainability, fairness, risks)

Potential Exercises and Project:

Pre-requisites:

Topics for this course

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Fundamentals of ML and AI?

Definitions and history of ML and AI. What is different with AI today vs Data Science / Stats based analytics Narrow vs General AI Quick intro to types of ML Framing ML Problems Tech Hour 1 Basic concepts, Models and Algorithms - short history of classic machine learning, prerequisites Linear regression Loss and Learning Reducing loss by iterations ML / AI Foundation: Data - importance of data, types (language, media, numbers, mixed) acquisition sources challenges, clean up and preparation Quiz 1 Feature Engineering Gradient descent Logistic regression Training and testing Generalization, overfitting Case Study + Exercises using Tensorflow Model training Model evaluation and tuning Quiz 2 Revisit: Types of Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Neural Networks Deep Learning Basics - what is it, importance, concepts, architecture Interactive visual exercises - Tensorflow playground, Teachable machine Project intro, homework Applications: CV, NLP AI Technology - Implementation Tech Stack Cloud computing, Hardware Quiz 3

ML and AI Resources?

Here are a few useful resources.

About the instructor

Babar Bhatti is a technology entrepreneur, digital and analytics executive and AI consultant and practitioner. He is co-founder of Dallas AI, a meetup of over 3300 members focused on AI and Deep Learning. He is a frequent speaker and presenter on the topic of AI and digital disruption. Formerly, Babar was the co-founder and CEO of MutualMind, a social media analytics company with clients from Fortune 500 companies. He holds dual MS from MIT in Engineering and Technology and Policy.
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