Machine learning is considered as a branch of artificial intelligence. Its purpose is, as the name itself indicates, that machines are capable of learning. That is, with its use, the experience and the use itself is improved.
Machine Learning Is Used For
The machine learning is for the systems to improve the user experience by themselves through algorithms. Thus, although its initial features do not have the presence of a specific skill, the machine itself is responsible for developing it based on use. And what is fundamental for these systems, they do it without any human intervention; totally autonomously.
While it may seem like science fiction, this is a reality now. The machines use data and samples of their own use to incorporate them into their own performance, without having to be reprogrammed to acquire a new skill or an improvement in use. That is, the initial program is created as a model capable of generalizing a behavior and everything that surrounds it in the performance of its tasks to collect data that allow it to acquire knowledge. Therefore, data analysis is essential , from collection to pattern recognition. The key to automated learning is the construction and adaptation of decision trees based on data previously collected by the system.
What Is Machine Learning For
Machine learning has a tremendously wide scope of action. From the return of search results in engines such as Bing or Google based on user interests to medical diagnosis based on common patterns with other patients.
Between both extremes, from the most basic or daily to the most important issues, there is a wide range. You can avoid computer security problems, help with stock market investment, classify genome sequences, recognize people or conversations, create more sophisticated robots, improve the gaming experience or, of course, in the industry (collaborative assembly lines , customization, real-time error detection, etc.)
How the Internet of Things works
The operation is very similar to the internet. Through communication between devices through the internet, we can establish five levels of development :
- Identity (the object can be identified).
- Location (you can know where it is or has been).
- Status (can communicate its and characteristics).
- Context (can perceive the environment).
- Criteria (decide and execute)
What is the Internet of Things for
The applications and possibilities of the Internet of Things are almost unlimited , both in personal life and in business environments.
In the industry, for example, it allows analyzing data and sending messages to users based on the actions required by a specific machine; or even create an automatic action protocol for any alarm without the need for human action.
In daily life, we can think of almost any object that surrounds us. Clothes can give us information about their use or about our activity; and the refrigerator can control the expiration date of food to generate notices that reach us on the mobile or make the purchase online automatically when a commodity is finished.
Benefits of the Internet of Things
Focusing on the business level, the main benefits offered by IoT is the generation of new business models, new products and greater efficiency based on the automation of processes or actions. In addition, this technology allows to improve the user experience in daily tasks or habitual relations with certain businesses; and from the point of view of the worker, it allows to increase the productivity of work through automation and the power of data.
The Internet of Things offers ample opportunities for all types of companies, especially if it is enabled with other technologies such as Big Data.