Microsoft has come to terms with Netflix to teach learners concepts in data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence (AI). The idea is inspired by Netflix’s Original movie Over the Moon, the software giant has revealed. Last week, the US-based software company announced three new Microsoft Learn modules around emerging technologies.
Microsoft partners with Netflix
To devise these modules, Microsoft aims wants to help you explore space, courtesy of new learning experience experiences. This is a continuation of Microsoft’s strategy to teach Python programming using space exploration techniques in association with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Inspired by the Netflix Original movie ‘Over the Moon,’ new Microsoft Learn modules include:
- Plan a Moon Mission using the Python Pandas Library
- Predict Meteor Showers using Python and VC Code
- Use AU to Recognize Objects in images using Azure Custom Vision
Over the Moon is an animated film featuring a girl named Fei Fei who builds a rocket to the moon on a mission to prove the existence of a legendary moon goddess. Similar to Fei Fei, you can use data to plan your own mission to the moon using a rocket that can get you there and also bring you back to Earth.
Microsoft wants you to analyze and visualize datasets with common data cleansing practices. You will then build a machine learning prediction model in the second module. The last module will teach learners to use Azure Custom Vision to classify pictures of animals without ever writing code.
“Netflix is excited to partner with Microsoft to bring some of the challenges of space travel that Fei Fei overcame in ‘Over The Moon’ to life with real world technical application in this new Microsoft Learn path,” said Magno Herran, head of UCAN Marketing Partnerships, Netflix.
These modules make use of Visual Studio Code and Azure Cognitive Services, enabling you to learn practical skills. Although Microsoft has recommended some coding skills, they are not required to progress.
Are you interested in taking these courses? Check out this Azure Developer Community blog post.