Uleth: INTRODUCTION TO MACHINE LEARNING FOR EVERYONE
Workshop Description: Want to do more with your data to better manage changing conditions? Wonder how you can leverage technology to find unexpected patterns in sales, costs, store, plant or supplier performance? What if you could detect fraud, or make fast and agile forecasts as the environment changes? If you are concerned about the learning curve, this workshop assumes no previous knowledge of machine learning!
We will cover key concepts and provide hands-on exercises to help you understand the potential of machine learning techniques for your organization. The workshop will cover two categories of approaches: the first, where you are aware of relationships in the data but want to improve your understanding of those relationships (supervised learning), and the second, where you seek to find previously unknown relationships between data (unsupervised learning).
The workshop will also introduce you to a free, easy to use software package called Orange. You will learn to use Orange to find and extract patterns from complex data using techniques that cannot be done with a spreadsheet. You will also learn about Orange features that enable rapid qualitative analysis and visualization of trends. You will create predictive models to help forecast performance and behavior, and learn how to assess the quality of these models. Finally, the workshop will provide some help in learning effective story telling with your data to drive data-informed decision-making in your organization.