In June, I gave an overview on Machine Learning as well as Azure Machine Learning at SQLSaturday Rheinland and at Developer Week 2015. Here, I used an experiment that is for starters easy to understand and secondly easily reproducible by anyone - even by those who have no experience with Machine Learning or don't have an Azure subscription. Wait what? Yes, anyone can try out AzureML without an Azure subscription - all you need is a Live ID (i.e. an email address like @outlook.com, @hotmail.com or similar) to obtain your free workspace or you can opt for an anonymous guest access.
But now to the experiment for anyone to try: Would you have survived if you were one of the many passengers on the Titanic? I highly encourage you to try out yourself: the experiment along with some documentation can be found here. The dataset comes from Kaggle - a platform for data scientists worldwide to compete against each other on provided datasets. The Titanic experiment is a nice entry point into the world of machine learning since it is the simplest of Machine Learning problems: binary classification.
Below you will find the slides to my sessions:
SQLSaturday Rheinland (English)
Developer Week 2015 (German)