Deus Ex Machina: Machine Learning Acts to Create New Business Outcomes

Cisco Blog > Enterprise Networks Enterprise Networks Mala Anand – June 22, 2016 – 0 Comments The term deus ex machina means “a god from a machine.” “Machine,” in this example, pertains to a crane that held a god over a theater stage in ancient Greek drama. Typically, the playwright would introduce an actor portraying a god at the end of his play who, from his elevated perch on the crane, would magically provide a resolution to an impossible dilemma to advance the plot to its end. Over the centuries “deus ex machina” has evolved to mean the intervention of unlikely saviors, devices or surprising events that bring order out of chaos in fast and often remarkable ways. Today, machine learning is acting in much the same way. The technology is providing new and surprising solutions to…


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