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Big Data Analytics with Java by Rajat Mehta

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Chapter 8. Ensembling on Big Data

Have you used a Kinect while playing video games on Microsoft Xbox? It's so smooth how it detects your motion while you are playing games. It enables users to control and interact with their game without using any external device like a game controller. But how does it do that? How does the device detect the user's motion from the camera and predict the command that the motion suggested? Some users on different forums have claimed that a powerful random forest machine learning algorithm runs behind it and the link for the same is https://www.quora.com/Why-did-Microsoft-decide-to-use-Random-Forests-in-the-Kinect. Though I am myself not sure how true this claim is, this example at least demonstrates at what scale ...

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