Machine learning

Machine learning? How can a machine learn…

Artificial intelligence is a much used (and hyped) term, as is the concept of machine learning. How can a machine learn?  Doesn’t it have to be programmed to follow a decision tree and do exactly as it is told?  That is true of ‘expert systems’ but machine learning is designed to produce outcomes that it has been ‘taught’, sometimes reinforced many times, until it reaches a point where it deduces from its learning experience what is required in a new situation.
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