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2. Step 2 – Introduction to Machine Learning

Manohar Swamynathan

(1)Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Machine learning is a subfield of computer science that evolved from the study of pattern recognition and computational learning theory in Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Let’s look at a few other versions of definitions that exist for machine learning:

  • In 1959, Arthur Samuel, an American pioneer in the field of computer gaming, machine learning, and artificial intelligence has defined machine learning as a “Field of study that gives computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed.”

  • Machine learning is a field ...

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