Ask the Expert: The Relevance of Statistics to Contemporary Machine Learning

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The emphasis on statistics in machine learning has changed over time. Before, it was assumed that anyone in the machine learning environment had a stats background, but today, it's not uncommon to find data scientists that have not come across statistics education in their studies.

Joining us to delve into the matter further is Keith McCormick, a machine learning and data science consultant, LinkedIn Learning trainer, author and speaker. In this podcast, Keith describes how the role of statistics in machine learning has changed over time. Furthermore, Keith shares his predictions for the future of stats in a machine learning context, as well as his top tips for having effective teams with the right dynamics.