Some Machine Learning Concepts For Beginners

With all of the new developments in machine learning lately, we thought we’d take a step back and focus on some basic concepts. The Basics Let’s start with some basic concepts, Machine learning as a general concept, is fairly simple and is similar to how humans learn. Machines teach themselves based on patterns that they “see” in data or images, giving them the ability to program themselves. The efficiency of machine learning is measured primarily in the variables of precision and recall. A diagram of the machine learning process. Courtesy of MachineLearningSoftware.org Precision The easiest way to think of precision is with the AI you probably interact with most frequently: a search engine. Let’s say that you do a Google search for “purple polka dotted cat bed” and that gets you 50…


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