Machine Learning is a branch of artificial intelligence and computer science that deals with the development of computer systems in a way so that they require minimal human intervention while making decisions. It is based on the idea that systems can learn from data, analyze it and make decisions based on their learnings, all without explicit programming. Machine learning is widely used in various fields of our lives. It focuses on the development of systems that can gain the ability to learn similar to humans. There are primarily two methods of machine learning which are widely applied, which are-
1. Supervised Learning
2. Unsupervised Learning
Organizations today have to deal with huge chunks of data and therefore the concept of machine learning has grown rapidly in the past few decades. Through machine learning, computer systems can derive useful insights from such data that can be of great help to the organization and its operations. Here are a few areas where machine learning is used-
• Retail Industry
• Government Operations
• Finance and Banking
• Smartphones and Smartwear Devices
• Gaming Industry
• Robotics and Automation, and many more.
We are constantly surrounded by technology almost everywhere we go and machine learning is about making these devices think better and act better. Therefore, machine learning is extensively applied in many areas.