This site is brought to you by the letters “M” and “L”. It is meant to tackle interesting topics in machine learning while being entertaining and easy to read and understand.
FastML probably grew out of a frustration with papers you need a PhD in math to understand and with either no code or half-baked Matlab implementation of homework-assignment quality. We understand that some cutting-edge researchers might have no interest in providing the goodies for free, or just no interest in such down-to-earth matters. But we don’t have time nor desire to become experts in every machine learning topic. Fortunately, there is quite a lot of good software with acceptable documentation.
The site is run by Zygmunt Zając (pronounced “Ziontz”). Zygmunt is an economist by education and lives in Poland, in a peaceful village east of Vistula river, near the Ukrainian border.
If you would like to enlist help on a project, or have a suggestion, a question or a correction, contact Zygmunt by email:
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