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Machine learning
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Machine learning

Machine learning is an area of artificial intelligence involving developing techniques to allow computers to "learn". More specifically, machine learning is a method for creating computer programs by the analysis of data sets, rather than the intuition of engineers. Machine learning overlaps heavily with statistics, since both fields study the analysis of data.

Machine learning algorithms are organized into a taxonomy, based on the desired outcome of the algorithm. Common algorithm types include:

The performance and computational analysis of machine learning algorithms is a branch of statistics known as learning theory.

See also Important publications in machine learning.