The Importance of Machine Learning for Data Scientists

Machine Learning is the core subarea of artificial intelligence. It makes computers get into a self-learning mode without explicit programming. When fed new data, these computers learn, grow, change, and develop by themselves.

The concept of machine learning has been around for a while now. However, the ability to automatically and quickly apply mathematical calculations to big data is now gaining a bit of momentum.

Machine learning has been used in several places like the self-driving Google car, the online recommendation engines – friend recommendations on Facebook, offer suggestions from Amazon, and in cyber fraud detection.

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Why Machine Learning?

The machine learning field is continuously evolving. And along with evolution comes a rise in demand and importance. There is one crucial reason why data scientists need machine learning, and that is: ‘High-value predictions that can guide better decisions and smart actions in real-time without human intervention.’

Machine learning as technology helps analyze large chunks of data, easing the tasks of data scientists in an automated process and is gaining a lot of prominence and recognition. Machine learning has changed the way data extraction and interpretation works by involving automatic sets of generic methods that have replaced traditional statistical techniques.

So, How Drastically Is Machine Learning Revolutionizing the Data Analysis Avenue?

Data analysis has traditionally been characterized by the trial and error approach – one that becomes impossible to use when there are significant and heterogeneous data sets in question. It is for this very reason that big data was criticized for being overhyped. The availability of more data is directly proportional to the difficulty of bringing in new predictive models that work accurately. Traditional statistical solutions are more focused on static analysis that is limited to the analysis of samples that are frozen in time. Enough, this could result in unreliable and inaccurate conclusions.

Coming as a solution to all this chaos is Machine Learning proposing smart alternatives to analyzing vast volumes of data. It a leap forward from computer science, statistics, and other emerging applications in the industry. Machine learning can produce accurate results and analysis by developing efficient and fast algorithms and data-driven models for real-time processing of this data.

How Will Data Science Evolve with the Rising Popularity of Machine Learning in the Industry?

Machine learning and data science can work hand in hand. Take into consideration the definition of machine learning – the ability of a machine to generalize knowledge from data. Without data, there is very little that machines can learn. If anything, the increase in usage of machine learning in many industries will act as a catalyst to push data science to increase relevance. Machine learning is only as good as the data it is given and the ability of algorithms to consume it. Going forward, basic levels of machine learning will become a standard requirement for data scientists.

This being said, one of the most relevant data science skills is the ability to evaluate machine learning. In data science, there is no shortage of cool stuff to do the shiny new algorithms to throw at data. However, what it does lack is why things work and how to solve non-standard problems, which is where machine learning will come into play.

Simplilearn’s Certification Training

With Machine Learning being such a craze, data scientists need to learn it. This is why Simplilearn has introduced a revolutionary Machine Learning certification program that provides advanced-level training on the applications and algorithms it uses.

This training will give you hands-on experience in multiple, highly sought-after machine learning skills in both supervised and unsupervised learning. Our unique case study approach ensures that you are working with data as you learn.

With 28 hours of instructor-led training and two industry projects in virtual labs, this training program is everything you need to become a machine learning expert. So get out there. It’s your time to get certified and take on the world.

You can also take-up the Post Graduate Program in AI and Machine Learning with Purdue University collaborated with IBM. This program gives you an in-depth knowledge of Python, Deep Learning with the Tensor flow, Natural Language Processing, Speech Recognition, Computer Vision, and Reinforcement Learning.

The comprehensive Post Graduate Program provides you a joint Simplilearn-Purdue certificate, and also, you become entitled to membership at Purdue University Alumni on course completion. IBM is the leading player in AI and Data Science, helping professionals with relevant industry exposure in the field of AI and Data Science, providing a globally recognized certificate, complete access to IBM Watson for hands-on learning and practice. The game-changing PGP program will help you stand in the crowd and grow your career in thriving fields like AI, machine learning and deep learning.

About the Author

Simon TavasoliSimon Tavasoli

Simon Tavasoli is a Business Analytics Lead with more than 12 years of hands-on and leadership experience in various industries. He has led the development of many analytic projects that drive product and marketing initiatives. He has more than 10 years of experience teaching Data Science, Data Visualization, Predictive Analytics, and Statistics.

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