Machine learning: the power and promise of computers that learn by example

What is the potential of machine learning over the next 5-10 years? And how can we develop this technology in a way that benefits everyone? 

The Royal Society’s machine learning project has been investigating these questions, and has today launched a report setting out the action needed to maintain the UK’s role in advancing this technology while ensuring careful stewardship of its development.

Machine learning is a form of artificial intelligence that allows computer systems to learn from examples, data, and experience. Through enabling computers to perform specific tasks intelligently, machine learning systems can carry out complex processes by learning from data, rather than following pre-programmed rules.

Source: royalsociety.org