Chapter 2. Should you send a purchase order to a technical approver?

This chapter covers

  • Identifying a machine learning opportunity
  • Identifying what and how much data is required
  • Building a machine learning system
  • Using machine learning to make decisions

In this chapter, you’ll work end to end through a machine learning scenario that makes a decision about whether to send an order to a technical approver or not. And you’ll do it without writing any rules! All you’ll feed into the machine learning system is a dataset consisting of 1,000 historical orders and a flag that indicates whether that order was sent to a technical approver or not. The machine learning system figures out the patterns from those 1,000 examples and, when given a new order, ...

Get Machine Learning for Business now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience books, live events, courses curated by job role, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 top publishers.