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5. Machine Learning in a Nutshell

Tobias Baer1 
Kaufbeuren, Germany

You have probably already heard about machine learning—it has become a buzzword associated with everything from utopian paradises where machine learning seems to be able to solve almost every problem in a day to scenarios where machine learning is associated with dire biases suppressing humans of all shades.

In reality, machine learning is a lot more basic—it’s one of many tools a data scientist has at her disposal (it actually has been around for decades; it has just recently become both a lot cheaper to buy powerful computers capable of running advanced machine ...

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