SQLBits 2018

Regressions, neurons and decisions. Oh My!

Linear regression, neural networks and neural networks are three of the foundational algorithms in machine learning. In this session, we'll look at how they work and how they generate the results that they do.
Machine Learning uses lots of algorithms. Things like Boosted Decision Trees, Fast Forest Quantile Regression and Multiclass Neural Network. Fortunately, you don't have to know the ins and outs of the algorithms to use them. But where's the fun in that? In this session, I'll walk you through the mathematical underpinnings of three simple algorithms, linear regression, decision trees and neural networks, showing how they work and how they generate their results. Warning: This session contains Mathematics.