Chapter 1

Introducing How Machines Learn


check Defining the dream of AI, and comparing AI to machine learning

check Understanding the engineering portion of AI and machine learning

check Considering how statistics and big data work together in machine learning

check Defining the role of algorithms in machine learning

check Determining how training works with algorithms in machine learning

“A breakthrough in machine learning would be worth ten Microsofts.”


Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a huge topic today, and it’s getting bigger all the time thanks to the success of technologies such as Siri ( Talking to your smartphone is both fun and helpful to find out things like the location of the best sushi restaurant in town or to discover how to get to the concert hall. As you talk to your smartphone, it learns more about the way you talk and makes fewer mistakes in understanding your requests. The capability of your smartphone to learn and interpret your particular ...

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