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Artificial Intelligence with Python - Second Edition

By : Prateek Joshi
Book Image

Artificial Intelligence with Python - Second Edition

By: Prateek Joshi

Overview of this book

Artificial Intelligence with Python, Second Edition is an updated and expanded version of the bestselling guide to artificial intelligence using the latest version of Python 3.x. Not only does it provide you an introduction to artificial intelligence, this new edition goes further by giving you the tools you need to explore the amazing world of intelligent apps and create your own applications. This edition also includes seven new chapters on more advanced concepts of Artificial Intelligence, including fundamental use cases of AI; machine learning data pipelines; feature selection and feature engineering; AI on the cloud; the basics of chatbots; RNNs and DL models; and AI and Big Data. Finally, this new edition explores various real-world scenarios and teaches you how to apply relevant AI algorithms to a wide swath of problems, starting with the most basic AI concepts and progressively building from there to solve more difficult challenges so that by the end, you will have gained a solid understanding of, and when best to use, these many artificial intelligence techniques.
Table of Contents (26 chapters)
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Index

Outlier management

Home prices are a good domain to analyze to understand why we need to pay special attention to outliers. Regardless of what region of the world you live in, most houses in your neighborhood are going to fall in a certain range and they are going to have certain characteristics. Maybe something like this:

  • 1 to 4 bedrooms
  • 1 kitchen
  • 500 to 3000 square feet
  • 1 to 3 bathrooms

The average home price in the US in 2019 is $226,800. And you can guess that kind of house will probably share some of the characteristics above. But there might also be a couple houses that are outliers. Maybe a house that has 10 or 20 bedrooms. Some of these houses might be a 1 million or 10 million dollars, depending on the number of crazy customizations that these houses might have. As you might imagine, these outliers are going to affect the mean in a data set, and it will affect the average even more. For this reason, and given that there are not too many of these...