Chapter 1

Introduction to Machine Learning


The objective of this chapter is to venture into the arena of machine learning. New comers struggle a lot to understand the philosophy of machine learning. Also, they do not know where to start from and which problem could be and should be solved using machine learning tools and techniques. This chapter intends to give the new comers a starting point to the journey in machine learning. It starts from a historical journey in this field and takes it forward to give a glimpse of the modern day applications.


It has been more than 20 years since a computer program defeated the reigning world champion in a game which is considered to need a lot of intelligence ...

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