The Basics of Machine Learning

Session Number: 8583
Track: Emerging Technologies
Sub-Categorization: AI/Machine Learning
Session Type: At a Glance
Primary Presenter: Heli Helskyaho [CEO - Miracle Finland Oy]
Time: Jun 24, 2019 (02:15 PM - 03:15 PM)
Room: 620, Level 6

Speaker Bio: Heli Helskyaho is the CEO for Miracle Finland Oy and an ambassador for EOUC (EMEA Oracle Users Group Community). Heli has a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Helsinki, and she specializes in databases. At the moment, she is working on her doctoral studies in schema discovery, big data, and semi-structured data. She has been working in IT since 1990 and using Oracle products since 1993. She has been in several positions, but every role has always included database design.

Heli is an Oracle ACE Director and a frequent speaker at many conferences. She is the author of Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler for Database Design Mastery (Oracle Press 2015), co-author of Real-World SQL and PL/SQL: Advice from the Experts (Oracle Press 2016), and one of the winners of Oracle Database Developer Choice Award, Devvy, in the database design category in 2015.

In 2015, 2016, and again in 2017, Heli was listed as one of the top 100 influencers in the IT sector in Finland. Heli believes good database design and good documentation reduce performance problems and make it easier to solve any that should arise.

Technologies or Products Used: Oracle, SQL, R, Python

Session Summary for Attendees:  What is machine learning, and why should I care? Why is machine learning important today? This session covers the basic concepts of machine learning: tasks, algorithms, models, features, and methods. Unsupervised learning and supervised learning are explained with some example algorithms. After covering the basics of machine learning, improving models in machine learning and measuring will be discussed. At the end of the session we will discuss what else is involved in machine learning and how can you get started learning it.