The term machine learning refers to the automated detection of meaningful patterns in data. Machine learning investigates how computer programs can learn and recognize complex patterns from past data and make intelligent decisions out of it. Ie machines are taught using past experiences to take intelligent decisions.
A program to automatically recognize handwritten postal codes on mail after learning from a set of examples
• Supervised – In this method the learning comes from the labeled examples in the training data, Training data includes both the input and the desired results. Classification problems are example
• Unsupervised – The model is not provided with the correct results during the training. Clustering problems are example