8. Sep. 2017
This course is ideally designed for understanding, which tools you can use to do machine learning tasks in python. However, for deep understanding ML algorithms you should take more math based courses
26. Nov. 2020
great experience and learning lots of technique to apply on real world data, and get important and insightful information from raw data. motivated to proceed further in this domain and course as well.
von Nicolás C•
15. Jan. 2018
Very good course. The content is excellent. You can get a good understanding of many popular Machine Learning algorithms. Maybe the most valuable concept you can learn is how to evaluate a classification model. It is also an applied course, so anyone more concerned of the applications than the theory will enjoy it.
The only drawback is that the evaluation of the assigments is done automatically, and you can have frustrating limitations for an answer that is correct but that is not EXACTLY as expected (I mean even the data structer have to much perfectly). The server also have quite restrictive memory limitations and the error messages are not always very helpful, but the staff will help you if you insist enough.
von Marcel P•
28. Jan. 2019
The course is an excellent tour of machine learning methods. The best thing is that it provides the python codes for various applications of machine learning. These can represent a great starting point for real applications. The significant parameters of each model are explained and the usage of the main models is well depicted. However, the course is very dense and I think it should have been divided in 6-8 weeks. At least the unsupervised learning part, which is optional in the Week 4 should have a dedicated week, with assignments. Before doing this course I recommend something like the course of Andrew Ng (without that one, for me it would have been more difficult to follow this one).
von Cameron W•
11. Okt. 2021
This course is really great for giving you a practical introduction to basic machine learning. You will be able to write code that builds your own machine learning models for regression and classification after you complete this course. Dr. Thompson is a great instructor and makes sure you know the fundamental mechanism of each model and how to apply it in practice.
The one reason this course doesn't get 5 stars is that each assignment has a few glitches at the beginning that must be fixed to import the requisite data. It's not a huge issue, but can't be identified without reading the discussion posts, and is honestly something a course of this reputation should have fixed by now.
von Julia N•
20. Jan. 2021
The videos and jupyter notebook skeletons for this class are excellent! I've learned a lot and feel much more equipped to take on machine learning problems in the future. The quizzes were also informative, although the code sections were a little unintuitive as the base code was not visible. I also benefited from the forums where most of my questions already had written answers! My one hang up with this course is that one of the instructors/TAs responding in the forums was often rude and condescending to students. The information he provided was valuable, but his wording were needlessly cutting. More than once I saw responses he gave that were poorly worded in this way.
von Azeem u R•
16. Mai 2020
At the time of enrolling into this course, I was really not expecting that I would be taking so much out of it. But after completion I feel much confident about my concepts of machine learning techniques and how to use that knowledge on a real world data. This course also gave me a slight sense of confidence in handling any raw data and how to approach any problem related with machine learning solution. The instructor in the series is highly professional and his teaching style is relaxing yet informative. Thank you Coursera and Uni of Michigan for coming up with this course. Looking forward to other courses in the specialisation.
von TANVIR M T•
10. Aug. 2020
I found the course content ideal to start my journey in machine learning. It was a bit much for me to understand so much within so little time but now, I know where should I emphasize more and how to have more concrete idea and knowledge about ml. The course would have been the best if the content were scaled down to less and had been a bit more easygoing but people with high processing and patient brain might get the best output from this course. I did not understand a lot of things and had to self study a lot but thanks to it, I got a good start. Thanks
von Ian R•
11. Nov. 2019
I found the course to be a little bit too much of a whirlwind for me to get much more than the broadest strokes out of it. A lot of the topics covered were mentioned very briefly without much explanation of when or how they should be applied - especially week three felt like a barrage of "this exists, this exists, this exists..." without much explanation, and I don't think I'll retain very much of it. The Week 4 assignment, however, was adequately challenging and did give me cause to go back, review and dig deeper into many of the topics covered previously.
von Paulo C•
3. Mai 2020
Overall a good course! It was really what I was looking for: main focus is on how to apply algorithms and pros and cons of each model, instead of exhaustively explaining the theory behind each one, like some others courses do. The downside was the grade system. The platform has a lot of potential, but crashes all the time and there are many errors to troubleshoot when submitting assignments. The time invested to troubleshoot these problems was really frustrating, and probably the main reason i won't continue with the specialization.
von Amit A•
23. Dez. 2019
The course is excellent and Professor Kevyn Collins-Thompson goes to the lengths and breaths to explain various machine learning algorithms and also provides a hands-on the syntaxes for the code to provide a deeper intuition to the problem. The course has a lot of info to be digested and one must go at his/her own pace to grasp all the details. There were some issues with the grader but thanks to the excellent mentors on the decision board, they helped me sort out all the issues. So thanks to the entire team once again.
von yiding y•
1. Juli 2018
Pros:The course provided me with a very good introduction about Machine Learning(in Application level), for example, the relative terms that be using, differences in classification and regression models, the validation metrics and methods, the related tools using in Python. It fulfills the application goal as the Professor said in the week1. I can utilize a lot from the course into my current work. Cons: The auto-grader could be improved better which can save learners lot of time debugging it.....
von Lauren r•
23. Mai 2020
There's obviously been some reordering of videos that can be confusing and repetitive and the quizzes are not carefully worded which leads to misunderstanding of questions and answers. The material though, unlike in the two previous classes in this specialization, actually help with the assignments so that the assignments help what you learned in the classes. The material is also presented mostly at a reasonable pace (except at the beginning of the second week).
von Rory P•
14. März 2018
More detailed videos/maybe case studies on applying the algorithms in real-life jobs would be good. The assignments are generally fairly good, but can be pretty easily cribbed from the course module notebooks. While this is okay since knowing exactly what syntax to write is less important when there are a lot of examples online, it would be good to have the assignments maybe incorporate more thinking about the models and what they mean.
von Sonmitra M•
18. Jan. 2020
The course content was good and the assignments were designed brilliantly. I learned more while completing assignments and reading discussion forums. The auto-grader should be improved, it's time wasting and frustrating experience. No response from discussion forums even on technical issues can keep you waiting for weeks unless you solve the issue by your own by reading 2- 3 years old post and meanwhile lost money, time and patience.
von Thomas L•
25. Nov. 2020
Great course with the first three assignments being relatively easier and straightforward compared to the first two courses. The fourth assignment required more individual studying and comprehensive understanding of all course materials in building and evaluating prediction models. Having finished this course, I feel much more confident in my ability to work with machine learning algorithms with sklearn and panda libraries.
von Tesfaye G•
5. Mai 2020
first of i would like to say thanks for my Almighty God for being with us all the way we do next i want to extend my thanks and appreciation to Coursera and my applied machine learing professor kevyn collins Thompson, i got this course it is very helpful for every body working on any technology apart from this i want to say a little about the course content that it was very nice if more practice added on it
von Zaccheus S S•
7. Apr. 2021
Good overview of applied machine learning. Doesn't go too in-depth for each algorithm. Strikes a good balance which is what an "applied" course should do. However, the Jupyter Notebook content tend to have some errors which the curators might have missed. Also, the version of Python and the libraries used are outdated as at the time of me writing this review, hence in some situations I had to refer to deprecated APIs.
von Vidya M S•
9. Sep. 2019
Good brief explainataion of supervised algorithm , its working and how its put to use with 'sklearn' . Jupyter notebooks on each module gives you a baseline of how machine learning is done with 'sklearn'. Quiz arent bad either . May be the last assignment on the final analysis of given data to provide a prediction could have been made more challenging by including grade on the EDA and explaination of model results.
von Renier B•
19. Sep. 2017
I enjoyed this course. Many people comment on the lack of theory, but I think as important as theory is, it is even more important to be able to practically use ML algorithms.
This course will set you up to start doing Kaggle competitions quite adequately. In fact, the final assignment is very similar to a Kaggle competition and open-ended enough to make you really feel like you need to harness what you've learned.
von Vinayak N•
2. März 2019
Great course for beginners to start with Machine Learning in python. With sufficient paraphernalia about the concepts, the course dives straight into the guts of ML and helps a lot in applying ML concepts to datasets. The instructor is clear and concise and provides enough auxiliary reading for familiarizing ourself with previously-unknown ML concepts. Thanks to both U Mich and Coursera for organizing this course.
von Nicholas B•
17. Feb. 2018
easily the most difficult course in the specialization (so far). learned a lot! Still, the course matter could've been made more clear in some areas of the assignments. Also, the time estimates are way low. Plan to spend 10 hours a week reviewing scikit learn documentation at a bare minimum. I spent over 12-15 hours a week on this course. I STRONGLY recommend if you're looking to get into machine learning.
von Mohammadmoein T•
2. Jan. 2021
I did learn a lot from this course and its exercises. I believe it can be a good start for beginners in Machine learning. You might have to do lots of googling to figure out a few tricks in the assignments, but that only makes you a better learner. I wish the instructor didn't just read texts from the screen. There were a few mistakes in some of the lectures, but overall I'm very happy about my achievement.
von Dhanush b s•
30. Aug. 2020
Many core concepts were not given much importance in the videos. The teacher talked in a very monotonous way and was literally reading from a script. Found myself going to several websites and the prescribed book most of the time.
But the final assignment really validated our work by giving us the opportunity to solve a problem all on our own without many hints.
Overall: Teacher- bad, course material-good
von Dawid M•
24. Feb. 2020
There should be a note at the beginning of the assignment in Week 4, that we may run out of memory with the auto-grader and what to do in advance to avoid that. My biggest time in Week4 was spent looking for and upload umpteen times (trial and error) to find a memory problem instead of upload to learn to calibrate parameters. Received 0.81 (which is rather ok) in the end but the distaste remains.
von Vincent R•
23. Jan. 2021
The course is a good introduction to ML. It covers lots of basic supervised ML techniques. The lecture slow pace is appropriate for presenting complex issues. It would have been beneficial to spend more time on the python case studies that are barely explained. Coursera platform issues with submitting and grading assignments should be highlighted in the assignments; not embedded in the forum.
17. Okt. 2017
Provide a quick and good overview of important, popular machine learning topics and their practical use with Python scikit-learn module. The material covers the important parameters to keep a watch on for performance and highlights the usual pitfalls and missteps. Very practical learning, makes one comfortable using ML tools and quickly apply for real problems like in the last assignment.