The article I chose this week is regarding Machine learning and how it has become a powerful tool in the business sector. What is machine learning you might be asking yourself? It’s a type of artificial intelligence in which, allows computers to learn how to perform task and make predictions with ought explicit programming.This form of machine learning has emerged throughout the business sector.
According to Deloitte, “more than 300 million smartphones, or more than one-fifth of units sold in 2017, will have machine learning capabilities on board”. Subsequently, this new chip technology allows programs to mimic aspects of the human brain structure and function by applying these features to areas such as indoor navigation, image classification, augmented reality, speech recognition and language translation.
The article explains the change of machine learning; earlier systems needed experts to filter through data to understand reality and describe it through conditional statements that a computer could understand. However, machine learning transformed by letting computers extract those facts and represent reality through statistical equations-based models instead. “This saves countless hours of domain experts’ time and allows them to work with data sets that humans would struggle to deal with otherwise, “The resulting computer programs are more compact, easier to implement, and more efficient.”
Overall, the author concludes by stating, “common devices such as smartphones will be equipped with machine learning capabilities means the technology will no longer be limited to theoretical or highly selective applications.”