Machine learning is the art of teaching computers to learn and act on specific things without having to be programmed. Andrew Ng at Stanford says "In the past decade, machine learning has given us self-driving cars, practical speech recognition, effective web search, and a vastly improved understanding of the human genome." Ever wanted to go beyond your linear model in Microsoft Excel? With this talk, you'll get an introduction to machine learning in order to better understand what it is and how it can be applied. We’ll also offer some resources and advice on how to take the next step in machine learning or how to become literate enough to hire a machine learning specialist in your organization.