The goal of this lesson is to introduce you to the field of Machine Learning and demonstrate its importance in our daily lives. We will discuss the high-level course topics and skills you will gain throughout the semester.

Welcome to Data Mining at George Mason University! I look forward to a great semester and hope that you enjoy the course.

In this video, we discuss the learning objectives of MIS 431 and the skills you will develop throughout the semester.

Next, we will define machine learning and see examples of its application to our daily lives. We will also look at the different types of machine learning algorithms and required structure of the data used to train them.

Now itโs time to begin our introduction to R programming. Please head over to the R tutorial where you will get familiar with R and RStudio and learn about R data types and data structures.