3 thoughts on “Machine learning

  1. The main difference is that statistics was designed for an age where having 30 samples was a lot. Machine Learning copes with millions of samples. I do multidimensional analysis (OLAP) and deal with billions of samples.

    Guess who is on top of the food chain! Me! ;-)

  2. Karl Ove Hufthammer

    One of the fortune cookies in R (package ‘fortunes’, fortune 50) has this quote:

    To paraphrase provocatively, ‘machine learning is statistics minus any checking of models and assumptions’.
    – Brian D. Ripley (about the difference between machine learning and statistics)
    useR! 2004, Vienna (May 2004)

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