Machine learning

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Machine learning gives computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed (Arthur Samuel, 1959).[1][2] It is a subfield of computer science.

The idea came from work in artificial intelligence.[3] Machine learning explores the study and construction of algorithms which can learn and make predictions on data.[4] Such algorithms follow programmed instructions, but can also make predictions or decisions based on data.[5]:2 They build a model from sample inputs.

Machine learning is done where designing and programming explicit algorithms cannot be done. Examples include spam filtering, detection of network intruders or malicious insiders working towards a data breach,[6] optical character recognition (OCR),[7] search engines and computer vision.

Using machine learning has risks. Some algorithms create a final model which is a black box.[8] Models have been criticized for biases in hiring,[9] criminal justice,[10] and recognizing faces.[11]

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  1. John McCarthy & Edward Feigenbaum 1990. In Memoriam Arthur Samuel: pioneer in machine learning. AI Magazine. AAAI. 11 (3).[1]
  2. Phil Simon (2013). Too big to ignore: the business case for big data. Wiley. p. 89. ISBN 978-1-118-63817-0.
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  5. Christopher Bishop 1995. Neural networks for pattern recognition. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-853864-2
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  7. Wernick et al 2010. Machine learning in medical imaging, IEEE Signal Processing Society|IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. 27, 4, 25-38.
  8. "Government aims to make its 'black box' algorithms more transparent". Sky News. Retrieved 2021-12-02.
  9. "Amazon scraps secret AI recruiting tool that showed bias against women". Reuters. 2018-10-10. Retrieved 2021-12-02.
  10. Mattu, Jeff Larson,Julia Angwin,Lauren Kirchner,Surya. "How We Analyzed the COMPAS Recidivism Algorithm". ProPublica. Retrieved 2021-12-02.
  11. "The Problem of Bias in Facial Recognition". Retrieved 2021-12-02.