Machine Learning

Hey guys fox here. I am a bit late this time, I apologize. My high school exams are taking place, so I wasn't able to do much research on this before today. I'll keep updating this post over a short while till my exams are over, then I'll throw in more topics.Sorry for my bad quality of writting over the past, I'm trying to improve



We are drowning in information and starving for knowledge.
 John Naisbitt.

What is machine learning?

Machine learning could be defined as  “a method that gives computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed“. Its one of the greatest designs of mankind, regarded as a part of 5th gen computational programming, where you just have to think of the problem and machines would solve it.
Essentially, its like training your pet dog to do something, except this dog has the most learning potential in the world.

Because of new computing technologies, machine learning today is not like machine learning of the past. It was born from pattern recognition and the theory that computers can learn without being programmed to perform specific tasks; researchers interested in artificial intelligence wanted to see if computers could learn from data. The iterative aspect of machine learning is important because as models are exposed to new data, they are able to independently adapt. They learn from previous computations to produce reliable, repeatable decisions and results. It’s a science that’s not new – but one that’s gaining fresh momentum.

While many machine learning algorithms have been around for a long time, the ability to automatically apply complex mathematical calculations to big data – over and over, faster and faster – is a recent development. Here are a few widely publicized examples of machine learning applications you may be familiar with:

  • The heavily hyped, self-driving Google car? The essence of machine learning.
  • Online recommendation offers such as those from Amazon and Netflix? Machine learning applications for everyday life.
  • Knowing what customers are saying about you on Twitter? Machine learning combined with linguistic rule creation.
  • Fraud detection? One of the more obvious, important uses in our world today.

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