Introduction to Machine Learning

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We are going to commence our new tutorial series about Machine Learning. We will use python as programming language for this tutorial series. This article gives a brief introduction to Machine Learning.

Introduction To Machine Learning:

Wikipedia defines Machine Learning as

Machine learning is a field of computer science that gives computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed

Tom M. Mitchell provided a widely quoted, more formal definition of the algorithms studied in the machine learning field: “A computer program is said to learn from experience E with respect to some class of tasks T and performance measure P if its performance at tasks in T, as measured by P, improves with experience E.”


Machine Learning models consists algorithms that can learn and make predictions from data.Machine Learning has been evolved from prediction making and computational learning theory in artificial intelligence.It helps computers to learn and perform a certain task based on past experience.These models can be based on following:

  • Classification of predictions
  • Classification of process where machine can recognize and categorize things from datasets.

Categories of Machine Leaning:

Machine Learning can be categorized as follows:

  • Supervised Learning
    • Teaching or training machine where data is well-labeled with correct answer or outcome
  • Unsupervised Learning
    • Machine is trained where data is not labeled
  • Reinforcement Leaning
    • Same as unsupervised learning where data is not labeled but the outcome is decided

In this article we saw a brief introduction to Machine Learning and in next article we will see how to install Anaconda.

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2 comments for “Introduction to Machine Learning

  1. Rushikesh
    January 19, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    Very important and useful information related to the basics of Machine Learning.
    I was searching for this information.

    All the best for this new initiative 🙂

    I request to include new tab for this forum, so that it will be easy to navigate. 🙂

    • January 20, 2018 at 10:12 pm

      Hi Rushikesh,
      Thank you for your comment.I am in learning phase of machine learning and writing about it.I will surely keep updating.

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