Machine Learning. You may have heard of it.
It’ll be the end of times. It’ll be the start of humanity. It’ll know when I want to buy more dog food. These are comments you’ve heard from your relatives or even comments you’ve asked yourself. If you’re in an IT role, it may have usurped your other favorite question: “Can you setup my WiFi?”
Yes, machine learning is a big topic and is contested by folks like Stephen Hawking and Ray Kurzweil. But it isn’t all gloom/doom, eternal life, and confused grandparents. No, most of the time, machine learning techniques are just used to get a handle on datasets that are more massive than malicious.