Computer Simulation of an Artificial Neural Network
Machine learning is the process by which a computer is able to improve its own performance by continuously incorporating new data into an existing statistical model.
Computer scientists use machine learning to automate the process of data analysis in a variety of industries. In the financial sector, engineers apply principles of machine learning to engineer systems that can gain insights into complex data sets to prevent fraud. Healthcare professionals can use machine learning to help improve diagnoses and treatments. Computer scientists must understand the logic of the particular machine learning model and mathematics involved in machine learning in order to choose the appropriate model and parameters.
In this activity, students play the role of the computer scientist by comparing the logic of two machine learning models including their strengths and weaknesses.
Area of Science
artificial intelligence (AI), neural network, machine learning, algorithm
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