Machine learning is, as my father would say, akin to artificial intelligence. It is a sub-field that specializes in algorithms which can learn and improve themselves by studying high volumes of available data. This interesting information came to us from DATAVERSITY in their article, “The Value of Machine Learning: Benefits and Best Practices.”

The real power of machine learning is hidden in the self-teaching algorithms, which when exposed to huge amounts of data, can study and learn for improved results. In this particular field, traditional programming rules do not function and very high volumes of data alone can teach the needed algorithms to create better computing models. The machine learning algorithms work best with big data because the volumes and complexity of such data are so high. In other words, machine learning aspires to mimic the human brain in learning by observing.

Melody K. Smith

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