Microsoft launches learning modules inspired by Netflix’s Over the Moon
Microsoft Learn modules feature beginning concepts in data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Microsoft has launched three new learning modules that aim to help youngsters learn the fundamentals of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science. Microsoft said that the new modules are inspired by the new Netflix Original, ‘Over the Moon.'
In the first module, users can use data to plan a mission to the moon. The requisite involves analysing and visualising datasets with common data cleansing practices to help send the mission to the moon and back to Earth.
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The second module features methods to build a machine learning prediction model after cleansing a space-themed dataset on meteor showers. The third module features repurposing the camera on the lunar rover and searches the surface on the moon. Microsoft will provide its Azure Custom Vision to help classify pictures of animals without needing to write codes.
“These modules utilise Visual Studio Code and Azure Cognitive Services so learners walk away with practical skills for the careers of tomorrow. Though “Over the Moon” features a young hero, the storyline and technical learning aspect has broad appeal for upskilling professionals and post-secondary students alike. Some coding skills are recommended but not required to progress,” said Microsoft in a blog post.
The new modules come days after Microsoft announced, ‘Azure Space', a cloud-based platform to cater to the space industry. The unit features experts from the space sector which will help create a simulation of space missions. They will also help collect and interpret satellite data and deliver insights.