Machine learning has permeated most of our business and technological processes. It has also created an interest at the academic level. MIT News brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “Machine learning for everyone.”

MIT’s new non-electrical engineering and computer science (EECS) course on applications of machine learning teaches students from a variety of disciplines about one of today’s hottest topics. The class includes live lectures that focus on data modeling and online materials for building a shared background in machine learning methods, including tutorials for students who have less prior exposure to the subject.

According to Tommi Jaakkola, the Thomas Siebel Professor in EECS and the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS), “About two-thirds of those enrolled for spring term were non-EECS majors. We had a surprising number of people from the MIT School of Architecture and Planning. That’s very exciting.”

The new course was built to bring a variety of students together to study an exciting, fast-growing area.

Melody K. Smith

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