Machine Learning Curriculum

Machine Learning is a branch of Artificial Intelligence dedicated at making machines learn from observational data without being explicitly programmed.

Machine learning and AI are not the same. Machine learning is an instrument in the AI symphony — a component of AI. So what is Machine Learning — or ML — exactly? It’s the ability for an algorithm to learn from prior data in order to produce a behavior. ML is teaching machines to make decisions in situations they have never seen.

Machine Learning in General

Study this section to understand fundamental concepts and develop intuitions before going any deeper.

A computer program is said to learn from experience E with respect to some class of tasks T and performance measure P if its performance at tasks in T, as measured by P, improves with experience E.

Reinforcement Learning

Building a machine that senses the environment and then chooses the best policy (action) to do at any given state to maximize its expected long-term scalar reward is the goal of reinforcement learning.

Deep Learning

Deep learning is a branch of machine learning where deep artificial neural networks (DNN) — algorithms inspired by the way neurons work in the brain — find patterns in raw data by combining multiple layers of artificial neurons. As the layers increase, so does the neural network’s ability to learn increasingly abstract concepts.

The simplest kind of DNN is a Multilayer Perceptron (MLP).

Convolutional Neural Networks

DNNs that work with grid data like sound waveforms, images and videos better than ordinary DNNs. They are based on the assumptions that nearby input units are more related than the distant units. They also utilize translation invariance. For example, given an image, it might be useful to detect the same kind of edges everywhere on the image. They are sometimes called convnets or CNNs.

Recurrent Neural Networks

DNNs that have states. They also understand sequences that vary in length. They are sometimes called RNNs.

Best Practices

Unsupervised Domain Adaptation

Unsupervised Domain Adaptation is a type of Transfer Learning that applies a model that was trained on source dataset to do well on a target dataset without any label on the target dataset. It’s one of the technique that is practically useful in the real world when the cost of labeling target dataset is high. One of the example is to train a model on synthetic data with label and try to use it on real data without label.

Open Source Trained Models

Interesting Techniques & Applications

Nice Blogs & Vlogs to Follow

Impactful People

Libraries, Frameworks and Services

Glancing at their GitHub statistics can give you an estimate for how active/popular each of them is.


Make machine learns without the tedious task of feature engineer, model selection, and hyperparameter tuning that you have to do yourself.

Let the machine does machine learning for you!

Cutting-Edge Research

Steal the most recent techniques introduced by smart computer scientists (could be you).

Practitioner Community

Thoughtful Insights for Future Research


Other Big Lists

If you are a beginner and want to get started with my suggestions, please read this issue:


This is a really big list because I also point to other people’s list to ensure that most of the resources are accessible from this page without you looking anywhere else.

Most of these resources are the ones I enjoy reading/watching. I wouldn’t put something that I am not interested in here.

NOTE: There is no particular rank for each link. The order in which they appear does not convey any meaning and should not be treated differently.

How to contribute to this list

  1. Fork this repository, then apply your change.
  2. Make a pull request and tag me if you want.
  3. That’s it. If your edition is useful, I’ll merge it.

Or you can just submit a new issue containing the resource you want me to include if you don’t have time to send a pull request.

The resource you want to include should be free to study.

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