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9 cool machine learning projects (+ source code) that will help you evolve your skills and get hired in the industry

Machine Learning is one of the fundamental blocks of Artificial Intelligence and a domain that tech companies have been relying on for decades. It allows for predictive analysis and advanced analytics by analysing datasets to make specific predictions. Machine Learning (ML) is a branch of AI that can be found in a number of use cases.

Machine Learning is used by social media platforms to offer personalised feeds and services. It is used by platforms like Netflix and YouTube to recommend content based on your watch history. Financial institutions use ML to make predictions related to creditworthiness, risk management and fraud detection.

While machine learning is not new, it is being widely adopted by companies around the world to improve their services. With the ability to develop ML projects in Python, R and other tools, it is also easier to understand and implement than before.

While you can learn a lot about AI technology from these books on AI, here are some ML projects, their source code and dataset to enhance your knowledge. E-learning platform Data-Flair wrote about 47 projects on their blog, we selected ten to get you started.

Stock Price Prediction

There is no such thing as a get rich quick scheme, but accurately predicting stock (or crypto) prices might get you a long way. This nice little project will get you going in no time to predict prices of major technology companies based on historical data. Nothing too fancy, but a fun project to impress your inlaws either way.

Dataset: Stock Price Prediction Dataset

Source Code: Stock Price Prediction Project

Fake News Detection Project

Fake News is one of the biggest menaces spreading in our society and the fact that they are often amplified by social media platforms makes it difficult to limit their spread. This is an issue that has been a challenge for platforms like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. The Fake News Detection Project uses fake news dataset to predict whether a piece of news is real or fake. This classifier algorithm if implemented before a link is shared on social media could limit the spread of fake news.

Dataset: Detecting Fake News Dataset

Source Code: Fake News Detection Project


The Emojify is an ML project designed to classify human facial expressions and map them as emojis. This project-based on Python relies on convolution neural networks to recognise facial emotions. These facial emotions are then mapped with the corresponding emojis or avatars. If you ever struggled understanding emojis then this project will pique your interest.

Source Code: Emojify Project

Titanic Survival Project

The Titanic Survival Project is a beginner’s project that uses the Titanic dataset containing real data of the survivors and those who died on the ship. This project is interesting because it utilises ML to do predictive analysis. The project will let you predict whether someone would have survived if they were on the Titanic ship.

Dataset + source code: Titanic Survival Dataset

Uber Data Analysis Project

This project will make you feel like a data analyst at Uber. The project allows ML enthusiasts to perform data visualisation on a dataset containing details of 4.5 million Uber pickups in New York City. With such an expansive dataset, you will need to represent them well to analyse the rides and decide on how the ride function can be enhanced.

Dataset: Uber Data Analysis Dataset

Source Code: Uber Data Analysis Project

Sign Language Recognition with Machine Learning

This intermediate ML project allows you to create a sign detector that detects sign language. With accessibility becoming a major focus for companies, sign language is being introduced at press conferences and live events. With this ML project, you can identify these sign languages and enable communication between those who know sign language and those who don’t.

Source Code: Sign Language Recognition Project

Music Genre Classification Project

If you recently checked your Spotify Wrapped and were unable to understand a genre shown by the music streaming platform then this project will definitely help you. With the difference in a few genres blurring, this project will help you understand the difference. This Python machine learning project automatically classifies different musical genres from audio. The project uses low-level frequency and time domain to classify the genre.

Source Code: Music Genre Classification Project

Movie Recommendation System using ML

The common link between Netflix, Spotify and YouTube is their recommendation system. While they might be different in implementation, their primary function remains the same – to recommend content to target users. This movie recommendation project will help users learn about collaborative filtering and content-based filtering and how to implement them for movie recommendations.

Dataset: Movie Recommendation System Dataset

Source Code: Movie Recommendation System Project

Sentiment Analysis using Machine Learning

Sentiment analysis is the process used by companies to analyse the emotion of their users. Imagine this as equivalent to those reactions you are asked to select when you leave a webpage. Instead of asking the user, the sentiment analysis project uses ML to categorise emotions as either positive, negative or neutral.

This advanced project allows ML enthusiasts to understand how to perform sentiment analysis and explore how it is deployed by companies. The sentiment analysis is widely considered as a way to reduce customer churn.

Dataset: Sentiment Analysis Dataset

Source Code: Sentiment Analysis Project

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