Demystifying machine learning part 2: Supervised, unsupervised, and reinforcement learning

#machinelearning use cases:

1. Supervised
2. Unsupervised
3. Reinforcement

  • It is a type of machine learning, where one guides the system by tagging the output.
  • For example, a supervised machine learning system that can learn which emails are ‘spam’ and which are ‘not spam’ will have its input data tagged with this classification to help the machine learning system learn the characteristics or parameters of the  ‘spam’ email and distinguish it from those of ‘not spam’ emails.
  • Just as the three year old learns the difference between a ‘block’ and a ‘soft toy’, the supervised machine learning system learns which email is ‘spam’ and which is ‘not spam’.
  • Now instead of telling the child which toy to put in which box, you reward the child with a ‘big hug’ when it makes the right choice and make a ‘sad face’ when it makes the wrong action (e.g., block in a soft toy box or soft toy in the block box).
  • Based on your problem domain and the availability of data do you know which type of machine learning system you want to build?

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Microsoft’s Project Malmo AI platform goes open source

Microsoft's Project Malmo #AI platform goes open source | ZDNet

  • Project Malmo is an artificial intelligence system used to test out AI algorithms using the Minecraft world.
  • Project Malmo consists of a Java mod and code to help AI agents act within the world of Minecraft, and is compatible with Windows, Linux or Mac OS.
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  • On Thursday, the Redmond giant revealed the shift of Project Malmo from the hands of a small group of computer scientists in a private preview to GitHub , a code repository for open-source projects.
  • According to Katja Hofmann, a researcher in Microsoft’s Cambridge, UK research lab, Project Malmo can also be used in “reinforcement learning,” in which AI agents learn to complete a task by trial and error — and are rewarded when they make the right choice.

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The system, now available to all, uses Minecraft to test artificial intelligence protocols.


Microsoft’s Project Malmo AI platform goes open source