Supervised versus unsupervised learning

26 Mar 2018 | Tags: , , , , | Posted by Doug Rose

Like people, machines can learn through supervised or unsupervised learning. With supervised learning, a human labels the data. So the machine has an advantage of knowing the human definition of the data. The human trainer gives the machine a stack of cat pictures and tells the machine, “These are cats.” With unsupervised learning, the machine […]

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Why did machine learning take so long to catch on?

05 Mar 2018 | Tags: , , , | Posted by Doug Rose

You may be wondering why machine learning took so long to catch on. After all, Arthur Samuel created his revolutionary checkers program in 1959. Machine learning was poised to become the dominant form of artificial intelligence. It had the wind at its back. What happened is that machine learning took a backseat to other innovations […]

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