Learning Machine Learning: A Comic from Google AI #GoogleAI #MachineLearning #Art #ArtificialIntelligence #Comic #Education @scottmccloud @dmeconis @SyneMitchell @jemale
@scottmccloud recently posted on Twitter about a new Google AI machine learning (ML) comic. Spoiler alert: This promises to be the first in a series with the next comic covering neural networks. The comic includes a cast of spunky characters including Martha the ‘overworked engineer’, ‘Bit’ the talking robot, and ‘Flip’ the friendly feline. The comic walks through the basics of machine learning and how it fits into the greater landscape of artificial intelligence. It then steps through how a machine learns by reducing error. The comic goes on to elegantly explain gradient descent and introduces ML learning sub types (unsupervised, supervised and reinforcement). It’s a quick read and a great introduction to the world of ML and the complexity (and power) behind it.
If you’d like to learn more take a peek at the comic or the folks that created it: @scottmccloud @dmeconis @SyneMitchell @jemale (<– Twitter handles). If you’re interested in picking up some new ML skills, check out these online tutorials.
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