Durban University of Technology’s (DUT’s) Information Technology (IT) Department in partnership with the Enterprise Development Unit (EDU) hosted an Introduction to Machine learning course.
The training course was free and successful with 60 DUT and former DUT students in attendance for the four sessions, every Saturday, for a month. The course covered topics in the Introduction to Machine learning as well as delved in topics such as data pre-processing, supervised learning and unsupervised learning.
The Introduction to Machine learning, a first-time initiative partnership with IT and EDU, entailed teaching students about the application of artificial intelligence (AI) that provides systems the ability to automatically learn and improve from experience without being explicitly programmed. The tools used in the sessions were Python (numpy, pandas, sklearn, matplotlib, seaborn) and Orange Machine learning.
IT lecturer Dr A Shabat, simplified the course as much as possible in order for the students to grasp and learn the basic concepts of Machine learning. The students were very enthusiastic about the course and looked forward to performing tasks pertaining to concept learning as well as clustering and finding predictive patterns.
The IT department and EDU thanked Dr Shabat and his team consisting of Mr S Sabjee, Miss A K Njili and Mr M Govender, on an exceptional job in ensuring that the project was a success.
Pictured: Attendees at the Introduction to Machine learning course.