Machine Learning (ML)
What is machine learning?
Machine learning is a part of artificial intelligence. It is a discipline that provides computers the ability to learn new information and become better with training. Basically, machine learning is a set of techniques and algorithms that enable computers to act without being explicitly programmed. With enough data, you can create a model to analyze it and discover any hidden patterns or insights. The model can also be used for prediction and decision-making.
A typical machine learning example would be a spam filter. It uses many emails (normal ones and spam) to learn how to distinguish them. A mail provider can then use the model to sort out unwanted letters.
Machine learning is usually divided into three types: supervised learning, unsupervised learning, and reinforcement learning.
Why is it important?
Machine learning is so far the best implementation of artificial intelligence. Machine learning allows you to use your data to extract valuable information from it. You can then use it to improve your processes, increase sales, impose targeted advertising, etc.