Machine has definitely shifted from the times it was based on theory, a thing people were talking about in the corridors before yet another conference of machine learning. More and more applications of machine learning are now reported.
We have seen technology leaders like Google, Facebook, Microsoft; even banking industries implement these powerful technologies.
We are now leaving in the world that is driven by technology; everyone talks about big data, cloud computing, adaptive security to mention few and Machine Learning seems to be the heart of them all. Without Machine learning it would be difficult to handle these terabytes of data and put defensive mechanisms against the ever improving attackers.
So in this era Machine Learning is revolutionizing the world we live in. Of great importance though is to mention that machine learning is still based on the very algorithms that were founded in the 80’s, which makes it a subject that is still very much dominated by academic specialist and researchers. We see Google hiring the likes of Sebastian Thrun, Fernando Pereira, Ray Kurzweil, all academics from different Universities. Facebook hiring Professor Yann LeCun of NYU, and Baidu which is considered to be China’s google hiring professor Andrew Ng from Stanford who previously worked at Google. The completion gets tighter in this space.
“If you want to beat the crowd now, you have to try and buy the people that really know this stuff—otherwise you’ll be a few years behind,” by Michael Mozer, from Colorado University.
Let’s look forward to discussing some of the applications of Machine Learning.
Tom Simonite,2016, https://www.technologyreview.com/s/527301/chinese-search-giant-baidu-hires-man-behind-the-google-brain/
Josh Constine, 2013, http://techcrunch.com/2013/12/09/facebook-artificial-intelligence-lab-lecun