They say we live in a world where machines are getting smarter and people dumber! While the jury’s still out on whether we are getting dumber, there is no doubt that machines are getting smarter. They are increasingly able to do things we always thought were too vast and complex for anyone but the smartest humans. Intelligence is no longer the exclusive domain of human beings. Computers are increasingly outsmarting the world’s best professionals in areas as diverse as the most complex multi player games, the most difficult medical diagnoses and the most challenging legal problems, to name but three. At the heart of this revolution in ‘artificial intelligence’ lies machine learning. It’s changing every field, everyday. None of us are left untouched. It therefore essential for all of us to understand what machine learning is, why it is becoming so critical and fundamental, and how machines learn. This course takes you through all of this in a simple, easy to understand manner. So whether you plan to engage with machine learning professionally – as a technologist, data scientist or business professional; or whether you are just a layperson interested in understanding what the big deal is, this course is for you!