Get started with machine learning

Start building machine learning models with quickstarts and step-by-step solutions for common machine learning scenarios.

What is Machine Learning?

Machine learning (ML) is a technique that enables computer systems to learn and make predictions based on data. What problems can you solve with machine learning? What is the difference between machine learning and deep learning? What languages, tools and frameworks should you use and where should you start? Watch this overview to find out.


Build machine learning models your way with tools that meet your needs across skill levels.

Zero-code automated machine learning

Build accurate models quickly using an automated UI.

Visual drag and drop interface

Learn to build models using a visual interface.

Code-first notebook experience

Train and deploy models in Python using integrated Jupyter notebooks.

Get inspired

Explore step-by-step solutions for common machine learning scenarios.

Multi-class classification

Modeling earthquake damage: uncover areas of greatest damage to target rescue forces

Image recognition

Medical pill identification: reduce human error in the sorting and preparation of medication.

Time-series forecasting

Energy demand forecasting: predict the future load on the New York City energy grid.


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