Skillz to Use…Machine Learning

Machine learning is the subfield of computer science that, according to Arthur Samuel in 1959, gives “computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed.”[1] Evolved from the study of pattern recognition and computational learning theory in artificial intelligence,[2] machine learning explores the study and construction of algorithms that can learn from and make predictions on data[3] – such algorithms overcome following strictly static program instructions by making data-driven predictions or decisions,[4]:2 through building a model from sample inputs. Machine learning is employed in a range of computing tasks where designing and programming explicit algorithms with good performance is difficult or infeasible; example applications include email filtering, detection of network intruders or malicious insiders working towards a data breach,[5] optical character recognition (OCR),[6] learning to rank, and computer vision.

 

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