BigDataFr recommends: The essence of machine learning is function estimation
[…]Machine learning is cool. There is no denying in that. In this post we will try to make it a little uncool, well it will still be cool but you may start looking at it differently. Machine learning is not a black box. It is intuitive and this post is just to convey that.
If I give you this function
f(x) = x^2 + log(x)and ask you to tell me what will be
f(2),you will first laugh at me and then run away to do something important. This is trivial for you, right? If a function is there that maps inputs to outputs then it is very easy to get the output for any new input.
Machine learning helps you get a function that can map the input to the output. How does it do it? What is this function? We will try to answer such questions in the paragraphs below. […]