Machine Learning is one of the most popular emerging technologies in current times! And the best way to learn this technology is by doing projects. Other options like online courses, reading books, etc. only help in understanding the basics of ML, but it is only possible to truly learn the subject by doing projects with real-world data. This article has 10 Machine Learning Project Ideas that you can Implement and in doing so, learn more about Machine Learning than you ever did!
Most of these projects have corresponding data sets that are available on Kaggle. You can use these datasets to complete the projects and learn some new skills in the field of ML. These projects are well suited to you if you are in the beginner/intermediate phase and still learning more about Machine Learning. In case you want more advanced challenges, you can always find more complex project son Kaggle. So without further ado, let’s get started with these projects and learn something new!
1. Titanic Survival Project
This is a beginner’s project on Kaggle that is best for you if you are just getting started with ML projects. This deals with the Titanic disaster that is one of the most famous in marine history. All you have to do in the project is predict which passengers survived the Titanic shipwreck based on data such as their age, gender, socio-economic class, etc. For example, it is highly probable that someone rich from the first-class survived as compared to someone from the third class. You can use the Titanic dataset on Kaggle for this project. And just to make things more interesting, this dataset contains real data based on the people who died and survived the actual Titanic disaster.
2. Personality Prediction Project
Imagine how interesting it would be to read the posts written by people online and be able to understand their overall personality? It would solve a lot of confusion on the internet! This ML project aims to find the Myers Briggs personality of a person based on the types of posts they put on social media. Myers Briggs Type Indicator is a personality identification system that divides a person into one of 16 different personalities based on introversion, intuition, thinking, and perceiving capabilities. The axis ranges from Introversion (I) to Extroversion (E), Intuition (N) to Sensing (S), Thinking (T) to Feeling (F), and Judging (J) to Perceiving (P). You can use the Personality prediction dataset available on Kaggle to create the ML project.
3. Loan Prediction Project
It’s not at all easy to get a loan from the bank. Getting a loan approved requires a complex mix of factors not the least of which is a steady income! So this ML project aims to create a model that will classify how much loan the user can obtain based on various factors such as the user’s marital status, income, education, employment prospects, number of dependents, etc. The Loan prediction data set provides details about all these factors which can then be used to create an ML model that demonstrates the amount of loan that can be approved.
4. Stock Price Prediction Project
The stock market is an everchanging field with many hight and lows as companies succeed or go under. It is notoriously difficult to predict the stock market but that’s what this ML project is all about. You will predict the future stock price returns based on the past stock market data like opening price, closing price, trading volume, calculated returns, etc. as well as the news data like news articles published about company assets, etc. This stock market dataset on Kaggle contains all this data that you can use for the project.
5. Xbox Game Prediction Project
Who doesn’t like Xbox gaming? Most people do and there are a lot of options for them to choose from! This project aims to predict which Xbox game a person will be most interested in based on their search queries online. And you can use the prediction dataset provided by BestBuy, a consumer electronics company that provides data on the search queries of millions of customers to understand what Xbox game they might be interested in. The data contains the user ID, the item that the user clicked on, the category the item belongs to, the query, click time, and query time.
6. Housing Prices Prediction Project
There are a lot of factors that determine the price of a house including its location, size, number of rooms, etc. But people ignore many of these factors while buying or selling a house. That’s where this project comes in! It provides many factors for the house like it’s frontage, area, street, land contour, utilities, proximity, garage quality, roof materials, etc. with the ultimate aim of predicting the final price of the house based on these factors. You can get the Housing Prices Prediction Project dataset for on Kaggle and use it to create am ML algorithm that can accurately predict the house prices based on these factors.
7. Sales Prediction Project
What if shops could estimate the products that they sell every month! That’s what this project aims to accomplices. You have to forecast the total amount of products that are sold in each shop while you are provided the daily sales data. And the project is dynamic as well because the list of shops and products may change every month. You can get the sales data set to create this ML project on Kaggle. The data set contains a training set and the test set for which you need to forecast the sales. This project on Kaggle is also part of the final project of “How to win a data science competition” course on Coursera.
8. Digit Recognizer Project
This is an ML project that will improve your computer vision skills tremendously! You need to create an ML algorithm to identify the identify digits from a dataset that has other handwritten images as well. And there’s a lot of data! The data set contains tens of thousands of images from which some are handwritten digits as well. Before starting this project, you must brush up your skills of simple neural networks and Classification methods such as Support Vector Machine and K-nearest neighbors. You can obtain the dataset required for this project on Kaggle.
9. Credit Card Approval Prediction
Not everyone can obtain a credit card with ease. The bank decides whether or not to issue a credit card based on multiple factors that demonstrate how trustworthy the person is. And credit scores objectively quantify this trust factor and amount of risk. So this project aims to create an ML model that can find out if an applicant is ‘good’ or ‘bad’ client for obtaining a credit card. The dataset for this contains data such as annual income, income category, education level, way of living, etc. to decide whether the applicant is suitable for obtaining a credit card or not.
10. IMDB Box Office Prediction
Movies are a big part of our world! But nobody knows how a movie will perform at the box office. There are some bix budget movies that bomb and there are smaller movies that are smashing successes. This project tries to predict the overall worldwide box office revenue of movies using data such as the movie cast, crew, posters, plot keywords, budget, production companies, release dates, languages, and countries. The dataset on Kaggle contains all these data points that you can use to predict how a movie will fare at the box office.
All of these ML Project Ideas are great options if you are just starting in Machine Learning or if you know the basics and need more practice. So check out all of these projects and when you are done with them, you can attempt even more projects on Kaggle and also take part in the active competitions. Who knows, you might even win the first prize!