Machine Learning for Middle Schoolers

Published May 11, 2017

An Elementary Introduction to the Wolfram Language is available in print, as an ebook, and free on the web—as well as in Wolfram Programming Lab in the Wolfram Open Cloud. There’s also now a free online hands-on course based on it.

A year ago, Stephen Wolfram published a book entitled An Elementary Introduction to the Wolfram Language—as part of his effort to teach computational thinking to the next generation. We’re happy to announce he just published the second edition of the book–with (among other things) a significantly extended section on modern machine learning.

Stephen originally expected his book’s readers would be high schoolers and up. But it’s actually also found a significant audience among middle schoolers (11- to 14-year-olds). So the question now is: can one teach the core concepts of modern machine learning even to middle schoolers? Well, the interesting thing is that—thanks to the whole technology stack we’ve now got in the Wolfram Language—the answer seems to be “yes”!

Read more here.