Machine Learning - Applications


Applications for machine learning include:

  • Machine perception
  • Computer vision
  • Natural language processing
  • Syntactic pattern recognition
  • Search engines
  • Medical diagnosis
  • Bioinformatics
  • Brain-machine interfaces
  • Cheminformatics
  • Detecting credit card fraud
  • Stock market analysis
  • Classifying DNA sequences
  • Sequence mining
  • Speech and handwriting recognition
  • Object recognition in Computer vision
  • Game playing
  • Software engineering
  • Adaptive websites
  • Robot locomotion
  • Computational finance
  • Structural health monitoring.
  • Sentiment Analysis (or Opinion Mining).
  • Affective computing
  • Information Retrieval
  • Recommender systems

In 2006, the on-line movie company Netflix held the first "Netflix Prize" competition to find a program to better predict user preferences and beat its existing Netflix movie recommendation system by at least 10%. The AT&T Research Team BellKor beat out several other teams with their machine learning program "Pragmatic Chaos". After winning several minor prizes, it won the grand prize competition in 2009 for $1 million.

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