Machine Learning

machine learning

Machine learning (ML) is categorized as algorithm that allows software applications more accurate in predicting outcomes without being programmed. The basic function of machine learning requires searching through data to derive a pattern and adjust program actions accordingly. Many people are yet to know that machine learning is the idea behind the pop up of ads that link them to that particular purchase from the internet. Aside marketing, machine learning can also be used to detect fraud, spam, and network related security threat.

Machine learning algorithm is most time classified into supervised or unsupervised. When there is need for data scientist or analyst with machine learning skills to input and study the outcome of an algorithm, it is called supervised algorithms. On the other hand, Unsupervised class of machine learning need little or no training to determined data outcome.

Common example of ML is that of Facebook’s News Feed, these uses machine learning to personalize every member’s feed. as long as a member continue to scroll to read posts, the News Feed will continue to show more activity of the event on that feed. it also plays a vital role in self-propel cars. Business intelligence (BI), Virtual assistant technology and analytics vendors incoperate machine learning in their software to help users automatically identify potentially important data points.

Due to the limitless use of machine learning, there are lot of machine learning algorithms. The following are the most common machine learning algorithm.

Decision trees. This algorithm observes certain actions and recognize an optimal path for reaching a desired outcome.

K-means clustering. This algorithm specifies number of data pointing to a specific number of group based on same characteristics.

Neural networks. These deep learning models utilize large amounts of training data to identify correlations between many variables to learn to process incoming data in the future.

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