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About the Course

This course introduces you to two of the most sought-after disciplines in Machine Learning: Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning. Deep Learning is a subset of Machine Learning that has applications in both Supervised and Unsupervised Learning, and is frequently used to power most of the AI applications that we use on a daily basis. First you will learn about the theory behind Neural Networks, which are the basis of Deep Learning, as well as several modern architectures of Deep Learning. Once you have developed a few  Deep Learning models, the course will focus on Reinforcement Learning, a type of Machine Learning that has caught up more attention recently. Although currently Reinforcement Learning has only a few practical applications, it is a promising area of research in AI that might become relevant in the near future. After this course, if you have followed the courses of the IBM Specialization in order, you will have considerable practice and a solid understanding in the main types of Machine Learning which are: Supervised Learning, Unsupervised Learning, Deep Learning, and Reinforcement Learning. By the end of this course you should be able to: Explain the kinds of problems suitable for Unsupervised Learning approaches Explain the curse of dimensionality, and how it makes clustering difficult with many features Describe and use common clustering and dimensionality-reduction algorithms Try clustering points where appropriate, compare the performance of per-cluster models Understand metrics relevant for characterizing clusters Who should take this course? This course targets aspiring data scientists interested in acquiring hands-on experience with Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning.   What skills should you have? To make the most out of this course, you should have familiarity with programming on a Python development environment, as well as fundamental understanding of Data Cleaning, Exploratory Data Analysis, Unsupervised Learning, Supervised Learning, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Probability, and Statistics....

Top reviews


Jan 15, 2023

Excellent Course with step by step instructions. Great for a neuro diverse person like me. Thank you course developers and the team for such a simple to follow logical course.


Apr 20, 2021

The concepts were clearly explained in lectures. The assignments were very helpful to gain a practical insight of the skills learned in the course.

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By Gideon D

Apr 24, 2021

good course, PROS: very well presented, clear amd methodic. appropriate tasks. CON the name suggests that RL would be a significant topic, while in reality it appeared only in the end of the course and important subjects such as TDlearning are missing.

By Rui T

Nov 3, 2021

the content is presented in a bullet manner without any deep dive into any algorithm. You can get a good overview of various models in DL and RL, but nothing in details. I would not recommend any DS to use this course as a learning module. But maybe it is quite suitable for people without data science background. Even though, the presentation is not interesting. Just read-out of bullet points for each model.

By José A G P

May 18, 2022

Grades that depends on peer aasigments when there is no activity in the forums is not a good idea and a bad image for the institution (IBM)

By seif m

Jan 12, 2021

Reinforcement Learning part needs to be a separate course and more details in it

By Marwan K

Mar 30, 2022

Thank you Coursera.

Thank you IBM

Thank you to all instructors

By Pavuluri V C

Sep 24, 2021

this course is awesome

By Volodymyr

Aug 22, 2021

Well balanced course

By Surbhi J

Dec 18, 2021

Nice initiative!!!

By Neha M

Mar 29, 2021

Excellent course

By Ashish P

Mar 29, 2021

Well prepared, gives a good intro to multiple Deep Learning algorithms and good examples to cover the major topics. A few more practice labs on CNN and RNN would have been awesome!

Cons : The only difficulty I found was with the english accent of our dear trainer. Sometimes it was really very difficult to comprehend what was being said and one needed to rewind the video multiple times and read the subtitles. Other than that, nothing to complain.


By R W

Jul 26, 2021

This course has a larger scope than the other ML certificate courses and is a little out of date. While it introduces RL, it does not discuss TD learning or Deep RL. RL seems "tacked on". Similarly, there is a brief introduction to Attention, but no substantial discussion of Transformer models (I suggest dropping LSTM and talking just about Transformers). Unlike the other courses, which introduced the concepts and also covered practical steps on using these methods, the DL/RL course is a little light on the practical side of DL. There is little discussion of why particular architectures are chosen for specific problems or how sensitive those architectures are to various hyperparameters. You will know what DL, CNN, RNN (and to a lesser extent, RL) are is when you finish this course, but there's a big gap for any practical use of these tools, which was less of an issue for the (admittedly simpler/more scoped) topics in earlier courses.

By Bishal B

Apr 4, 2022

The IBM Machine Learning Professional Certificate course is one of the complete course for someone familiar with python and wanting to learn different machine learning techniques. The second last course of this professional certificate Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning is a good courses which tries to introduces Neural-Net, CNN, LSTM, Reinforcement Learning and other deep learning concepts. As deeplearning is a vast subject and there are several specialization available in Coursera. This single course provides a good introduction of the subject matter.

I highly recommend this specialization for anyone who is aspiring to become a data-scientist / Machine learning expert.

By Dan M

Jul 21, 2023

This course felt rather different to the previous courses that involved classical machine learning. While the previous courses were a deep dive into some statistical techniques with an intermediate complexity, this course felt like a surface level introduction to a very wide and deep topic - despite the fact that this is the longest course in the specialisation. I don't think this is a flaw in the course, but it probably means that I need to look into more courses on deep learning in order to gain a fuller understanding of the topic. This was a very interesting and useful introduction to the topic though!

By Dmytro I

Jan 7, 2023

The course is excellent. Eather you want to learn something new or refresh your knowledge - go for it. The only minor thing is that other peers are grading your final project (but this is just a small portion of a final grade). Some participants can submit their reports written not in the English language. Some supervision of the final project would be helpful.


Jan 16, 2023

Excellent Course with step by step instructions. Great for a neuro diverse person like me. Thank you course developers and the team for such a simple to follow logical course.

By Yasar A

Apr 21, 2021

The concepts were clearly explained in lectures. The assignments were very helpful to gain a practical insight of the skills learned in the course.

By george s

Sep 7, 2021

Extraordinary course, one of the best in coursera!, Reinforcement Learning and Autoencoders can have better examples.

By Eria S K

May 12, 2023

Complex concepts and techniques introduced in a very simple and comprehensive manner. Perfect intro to deep learning

By Luis P S

Jun 21, 2021

Excellent from the theory and the practice! Great explainatory videos and detailed jupyter notebooks!

By Jose M

Feb 9, 2021

Hello, thank you again for the course. My congrats, once more, to the instructor on the videos!

By My B

Apr 30, 2021

The difficult terms are simplified enough for understanding and application in real life.

By Tim T

Mar 6, 2023

Excellent course and beautiful eye opener for me! Five out of Five Stars!

By Sushant B

Sep 28, 2023


By Bachhar a

Aug 19, 2023