The world’s most popular video platform offers many – of course, free – tutorials on basic Data Science concepts. I’ve put together a list of my favorite videos explaining the basics of Machine Learning, Databases, Analytics, and so on.
The tutorials are especially suitable for beginners, as the content is explained very clearly using real-life examples.
All videos are between 4-6 minutes, so perfectly suitable for your coffe break ☕
Machine Learning Explained in 5 Minutes by Up and Atom introduces the basic concept of Machine Learning (in this case classification) with apples and bananas.
Imagine you are working in a supermarket and you must separate apples from bananas. Check out this video if you want to know how a Robot can solve this task for you!
Unfortunately, for many non-tech guys, databases are the most theoretical of all data science concepts. However, this tutorial manages to describe even this abstract topic clearly. In particular, it illustrates why conventional Excel spreadsheets have their limitations with specific data structures. The whole content is explained in an online shop example.
Even though this video refers to Data Science, it can also be used to explain Data Analytics. Data Science In 5 Minutes shows the typical data science or analytics workflow from business understanding to deployment. In addition, business cases are presented at the end to demonstrate why data science is important and creates value.
Admittedly, this introductory video about Deep Learning takes a little longer than 8 minutes. However, Deep Learning is a highly complex topic so, in my opinion, a few minutes are not enough to understand it.
3Blue1Brown, which is well known for its explanatory videos, teaches the technical basics of Deep Learning with the help of image recognition. I believe that this video helps to understand that Deep Learning is not pure magic but relatively simple mathematics.