Discover the creative side of machine learning with this free course using hands-on examples.
Explore how machine learning is revolutionising the creative industries
From photography to music, creative AI is changing the way we interact with technology.
On this course, you’ll learn the core concepts of what machine learning is, and how machine learning works. You’ll learn how to build simple classification systems that can discriminate between different types of information and regressions systems that can map interactions onto different outputs, like sliders on a synthesiser.
You’ll explore the full extent of machine learning systems’ abilities, specifically in relation to the creative industries.
What topics will you cover?
- What machine learning is.
- What creative machine learning is.
- How to better understand core concepts in machine learning.
- Understanding classification.
- Understanding regression.
When would you like to start?
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What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to:
- Describe what machine learning is and what kinds of interactive systems can be used to build.
- Collect and modify your own datasets to build machine learning models.
- Discuss the applications and limitations of classification and regression models in machine learning.
- Evaluate current uses of artificial intelligence in art, music and the creative industries.
Who is the course for?
This course is aimed at people who would like to work in the creative industries and want to know how machine learning can be used in that context. The course is also valuable for students considering a master’s degree in creative computing and want to know what it would involve, or people wanting to become a machine learning engineer in general.
You might also be interested in the other courses in the Essential Creative Technologies collection from UAL Creative Computing Institute, Lancaster University and the Institute of Coding.
What software or tools do you need?
Who will you learn with?
Mick Grierson is Professor of Creative Computing at UAL Creative Computing Institute.
Researcher and Associate Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London.
A reader at the Creative Computing Institute, University of London.
Who developed the course?
UAL Creative Computing Institute
The UAL Creative Computing Institute (CCI) offers innovative new courses, research opportunities and a public platform to explore computer science and creative practice.
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