machine learning

noun

Definition of machine learning

: the process by which a computer is able to improve its own performance (as in analyzing image files) by continuously incorporating new data into an existing statistical model An entire subspecialty known as machine learning is devoted to building algorithms that allow computers to develop new behaviors based on experience.— Adam Piore

First Known Use of machine learning

1959, in the meaning defined above

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“Machine learning.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/machine%20learning. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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