While trying to open the MNIST dataset...
from keras.datasets import mnist
(train_images, train_labels), (test_images, test_labels) = mnist.load_data()
I get an SSL error...
Exception: URL fetch failure on https://s3.amazonaws.com/img-datasets/mnist.npz: None -- [SSL: CERTIFICATE_VERIFY_FAILED] certificate verify failed (_ssl.c:777)
I tried accessing the data from a browser and had no problem, so I don't think it's a system issue. So, it seems to be an issue with PyCharm (perhaps related to pip in PyCharm library?). In googling, some have suggested I not use PyCharm to manage libraries (but use only command line). Is this where I'm going wrong? This would make it harder to use VirtualEnv.
How do I resolve this?