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What is Machine Learning?

Over the weekend, I watched I, Robot starring Will Smith and Bridget Moynahan. For those that have never seen this sci-fi movie, it is about futuristic robots that have artificial intelligence (AI) in order to serve human beings. They are programmed to not dream and to not develop independent thinking.  Warning spoilers… in the end the robots end up evolving and having dreams and resisting the humans or should I say retaliating.  Is this machine learning or just science fiction?

What is Machine Learning? Machine learning is a type of AI that provides computers with the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed. Machine learning focuses on the development of computer programs that can change when exposed to new data.

Working for Tempus Nova, a Google Cloud Premier Partner and Google Cloud Platform Partner, I have attended several events where Google presented machine learning. Google is an industry leader in machine learning and big data, and when they say machine learning is the future, I can’t help but be excited.  I mean, Google did help invent the self-driving car.  

Check out this Google Next video to learn more about Google Machine Learning.