Michaela Merz

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Machine Learning – Childish Game or The Future is Here?

When I was a young child, I was fascinated by a Bagatelle board. Firing small metal balls to the top of a ramp, I could watch them fall, bouncing of metal pins, to ultimately end up in a number of different scoring zones. Now, many years on, I like to think about Machine Learning in a similar way. The scoring zones are the outputs of the Machine, the place you drop the ball, and the nature of the ball, represent the different inputs, and the ‘randomly arranged’ pins which deflect the balls on their journey to the scoring zone are the inner workings of Machine Learning. Continue reading