New Whitepaper: Introducing Azure Machine Learning
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Machine learning has become a big deal. The rise of big data and the massive computing power made possible by cloud computing have made this set of technologies much more useful.
But machine learning isn't especially simple. While the basics are fairly straightforward, they're cloaked in odd terminology, phrases like "training data" and "supervised learning". For data scientists, people with years of specialized training, this isn't a problem. For non-specialists, though, the topic can be off putting.
To perhaps help with this, I've written a Microsoft-sponsored introduction to Azure Machine Learning (ML)
. The paper's subtitle is A Guide for Technical Professionals
, and that's exactly what it is: an introduction to machine learning for ordinary mortals. Azure ML is likely to become a broadly used technology, and so knowing the basics of machine learning is important. The paper's goal is to help you do this, using Azure ML as a concrete example.