Machine learning is a form of artificial intelligence (AI) which allows computers to learn by way of observation and experience, rather than just programming. It may sound a little science fiction-like, but machine learning uses computer programs that are capable of growth and change as they process new data.¬†DATAVERSITY brought this interesting information to us in their article, “Machine Learning: From Then Until Now.”

Machine learning allows computers to develop habitual responses based on the repeated behaviors and actions of the person using the computer and this is done by the use of algorithms.

While the science of machine learning is not new, it has gained a renewed popularity with its ties to AI technology and specifically, IBM’s Watson.

Machine learning has become an integral part of Internet research and marketing, and continues to be an essential technology moving forward into the future of data management and AI.

Melody K. Smith

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