Svaty Jan pod Skalou (near Prague), Czech Republic

Machine Learning

when 23 July 2017 - 30 July 2017
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 230

Today machine learning is revolutionising the very way we think about computers. From autonomous cars, to machine translation to playing Go, machine learning has enabled things just a few years ago thought impossible for a computer. This course is a basic introduction to machine learning. We start with discussing what machine learning is, how and why it works. We will then focus on several basic concepts behind machine learning such as linear regression, gradient descent, classification, etc. The course will be roughly 50% instruction and 50% individual work, where we will apply what we learned on real data and train our own neural networks.

While the course is heavily focus on mathematics, programming, and statistics; no prior knowledge of either of these fields is required.

Course leader

Jon Samuel Ĺ otola

Target group

high school students from across the world

Fee info

EUR 230: "I want to pay the full cost of the Discover experience. It includes the costs during the academy (accommodation, food, materials), travel costs for tutors, marketing, administration and preparatory meetings. Without these expenses, we wouldn't be able to offer a diverse range of high quality courses."
EUR 170: "I prefer to pay only the costs during the academy: accomodation, food and materials."


We understand that people in different countries, and different people within each country, have very different ability to pay the participation fee. We, therefore, expect to offer partial scholarships to up to 80% of participants.