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If you’re interested in machine learning, this is the course for you

We have all heard of artificial intelligence – whether via the imaginative world of science fiction or through a keen interest in information and computing technology. The influence and effect of this ubiquitous field of technology are found almost everywhere in our daily lives nowadays, whether we realise it or not. It enables advancements in many different industries and, as such, offers one of the most lucrative and secure career opportunities in the current market. Machine learning is a branch of artificial intelligence, and a course through Belgium Campus iTversity can set you on your way to becoming a leader in this field.

Artificial intelligence vs machine learning

These two terms are sometimes used to refer to the same thing. However, they are not truly interchangeable. While they are part of the same discipline and require similar base skills – which also means that tertiary training is grounded in the same academic course – they do differ from each other.

Artificial intelligence refers to the broader concept of intelligent machines that can perform tasks that are considered “smart” – in short, tasks that seemingly mimic human behaviour and thinking.

Machine learning, on the other hand, is a current subset or application of artificial intelligence. It refers to the process of providing machines access to data and letting them use this to learn to plot their own course of action, without having to explicitly programme them for each function or task they perform.

In the words of Tom M. Mitchell, an American computer scientist, “Machine learning is the study of computer algorithms that allow computer programmes to automatically improve through experience.”

Which course is the right one to start a career in machine learning?>

While there is certainly more than one way to obtain the necessary knowledge and skills to carve out a successful career in this field, your best bet would be to enrol for a Bachelor’s Degree of Computing. Depending on your aptitude and interest, you can choose to follow either a specialisation in data science or in software engineering.

Why choose Belgium Campus iTversity?

Now that you know which course to choose to study machine learning, the next question is which institute to choose. The answer is easy: Belgium Campus iTversity.

Belgium Campus iTversity is perfectly geared to provide you with an outstanding qualification that prepares you to enter the most dynamic, adaptive, and pivotal industry on earth. We are registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) (Registration no. 2003/HE08/001), accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE), and listed with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework.

Most impressively, 100% of our students are employed upon graduating. This is testament to both the hard work they put in, and the ground-breaking, truly participative educational model we offer. With campuses in Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, and Kempton Park, we strive to be accessible to as many students as possible.

To find out more about our machine learning course and how to apply for admission, have a look at our prospectus or feel free to get in touch with us.