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Microsoft Azure Machine Learning by Sumit Mund

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Machine learning

Samuel Arthur, known to be the father of machine learning, defines it as a field of study that gives computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed. To simplify it, machine learning is a scientific discipline that explores the construction and study of algorithms that can learn from data. Such algorithms operate by building a model from example inputs and use that model to make predictions or decisions rather than following strictly static program instructions.

To illustrate, consider that you have a dataset that contains the information about age, education, gender, and annual income of a sufficiently large number of people. Suppose you are interested in predicting someone's income. So, you will build a model ...

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