I’ve completed another 4 month Coursera Machine Learning course. The first was the Andrew NG’s Machine Learning course, and the second is Geoffrey Hinton’s Neural Networks for Machine Learning course. I also completed a 2 month Coursera course in Computation Neuroscience.
Both courses use Matlab, and this second one was significantly more work and buggier. Several of the exam questions had key bits of information accidentally left out and referred to images that didn’t exist. Only by referring to the user forums could the key bits of information be found out. However I was one of the first people to do this course, so bugs are to be expected.
Technical issues aside, I enjoyed the course a lot. It’s approximately 5 years behind the current state of the field, but the information is still very relevant.
Edit: Update on 2017/2/5 – I also did the 2 month Computational Neuroscience course:
I enjoyed the first half of the course, which was all new and interesting to me. But the second half was just a basic version of the Andrew Ng course.