Very good overview of ML. The GraphLab api wasn't that bad, and also it was very wise of the instructors to allow the use of other ML packages. Overall i enjoyed it very much and also leaned very much
The course was well designed and delivered by all the trainers with the help of case study and great examples.\n\nThe forums and discussions were really useful and helpful while doing the assignments.
By charan S•
If someone is looking for ML foundations and what is ML, they can choose this course. This is very basic course and i feel should be excluded from the ML specialization.
By Eiaki M•
One would learn a thing or two, but the course is very sparse compared to other machine learning courses, and I didn't feel that it was worth the time and the cost.
By Robert M•
I do not like this course being tied to a commercial product. In my opinion it should be using an open source python library and not focusing on the Dato product.
By Evlampi H•
The framework is ok, but it would be more insight on the functions would be much more amplifying the learning process.
Good working examples, though!
By shanky s•
I thought that indepth will be taught and enrolled for this course, but unfortunately its only basics. I wasted my enrollement
By Piotr T•
it's rather a course on using API of proprietary software with very very basic background on the actual math underneath
By David F•
I didn't like the python environment, I thought it will be more like Ng's course. Nice explanations, but for amateurs.
By Patryk H•
Due to many technical issues with GraphLab lib I have to reduce acitivity in this curse for only video viewing :(.
By Elgardo E•
Course videos are outdated and requires time to investigate and research. This causes wasted time and effort.
By David H•
Very, very high altitude introduction presented in a seemingly confused way with a lot of product placement.
By Zuozhi W•
TBH this class's experience is not good. The lecturers seem unprepared and they talk very repetitively.
By Suhasini L•
Not given details like what is a vector? people from non technical backgrounds will have tough time
By ashish s g•
Very good course material. However, Graphlab is no longer free to use for commercial purpose.
By Mark F•
This course is to much about graphlab and not enough about the mechanics of machine learning.
By Najmeh R•
The subjectes are not learnt deeply and precisely. Too summarized and vague!
By Jason S•
great professors, great setup. Just extremely outdated software is used.
By tiafvoonug k x•
As a non programer, or mathematician, this course is too hard to follow.
By Ishank C•
They Don't tech the mathematics behind the machine learning.
By Satyam N•
This course doesn't give any insight about the algorithms.
By Paolo G•
This course has no value!!! it's using obsolete tools.
By Mohamed T K•
By Richard M•
I would avoid this course. The course structure is badly organised and hard to follow, the material covered is lacking in detail on key underlying concepts that are key to learning what you're doing and the notes provided do not provide key information that would let them be used as reference material for you to go back and review.
But - much more importantly - the course notes and information have been written using an old, out of date, library, while the tests and some of the material refers to a newer library that is not a direct replacement. As a result, many of the instructions and guides don't work at all, or are incredibly hard to understand with the new model.
Finally, also as a result, many of the test question's answers are wrong - when you do the questions using the new library you get an answer that the automatic grading says is wrong - even though it is correct.
And there is no help in the dicusssions from moderators.
So while this may have been a passibly acceptable course at one time, it is now basically a frustrating, bi-polar mess, with no help provided to guide you.
By Raza K•
I have a few concerns regarding this course. First of all the instructor strongly suggested that we should use python and turicreate package. I had several difficulties in installing turicreate on my mac. There was no help avaliable on the forum in this regard. Finally, I ignore the instructions and downloaded anaconda and then downloaded turicreate.
But it turns out that the instructors are not using turicreate in lectures but graphlab package. Moreover, the instructors using python 2.7, which has a different syntax than python 3.
This made learning much harder and frustrating.
By vedant m•
i was very excited to start this course but the turicreate causes a lot of problems in your pc as it requires wsl to be installed(whenever i try to load data into sframe for some reason my pc doesnt allow it to read those files in the virtual environment and many technical issues such as that).. i found all of this very frustrating and im extremely disappointed. I tried to fix those technical issues through internet but to no avail. im extremely disappointed and i will unenroll from the course unless they come up with another way for implementing python codes
By Ankur G•
So much hope - the instructor videos were so energetic - the use-case first approach so cool. BUT - we need to use Turi - and for the life of me I couldn't get it going on Windows. There are multiple forums where people have the same error. I hope they had not forced this - even though they say they are open to any software, I needed Turi to get sframes working.
Please fix it - you seem like great teachers - and it would be a shame to see this course not be leveraged.