Understand Data Science by Watching These 5 YouTube Videos

Understand Data Science by Watching These 5 YouTube Videos

Data science is an umbrella term used to describe how the scientific method can be applied to data in a business setting. In this way, organizations use mathematics, statistics, predictive analytics, and artificial intelligence (including machine learning) to dig into cumbersome data sets in order to reveal trends. Data science is a product of big data through and through, and can be seen as a direct result of increasingly complex data environments.

In our attempt to provide the best resources for whatever stage of the enterprise technology journey you’re currently at, we’ve assorted the five most informative YouTube videos on the topic of data science. It’s our hope that these videos will help you gain a better understanding of where things have been, where they currently are, and where they’re going in the future.

This tutorial from Simplilearn will help you understand what data science is, what is required to learn it, and some examples of career opportunities in the big data space. Viewers will also uncover the differences between data science and business intelligence. There’s an accompanying SlideShare presentation that covers artificial intelligence on a basic level as well.

In addition to data science training, academic courses and a dedicated blog series, edureka! brings us this video outlining key data science topics and examples using data analytics tools. This tutorial is designed to provide the material needed to understand Hadoop, R and machine learning techniques encompassing the complete data science study.

Part of in an in-depth hands-on tutorial introducing data science with R programming. The video provides complete data science training, including data exploration, data wrangling, data analysis, data visualization and machine learning. Video author David Langer has a YouTube channel dedicated to educational data science content, and we recommend him.

The first in a series of episodes on learning Python for Data science. The series will teach the viewer Python and data science at the same time. Author Siraj Ravel runs the video’s channel, which represents one of the largest (474K) AI communities in the world. The video description also houses some helpful links to the source and codes and related materials.

This video features a high-level overview of common, basic machine learning algorithms. Presented by Hortonworks’ Data Science Evangelist Robert Hryniewicz, the tutorial is considerable shorter than the others on this list, but removes the signal from the noise and includes a nifty definition. Although the video is Hortonworks branded, we recommend this for those new to the world of AI and machine learning.

Want to consume data science insights in another way? Check out our listing for the top data science books. Or, if audio is your medium of choice, consult our data science podcasts directory.

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