| ||Ask HN: How does (or could) machine learning help you?|
15 points by tansey 2192 days ago | hide | past | web | 5 comments | favorite |
|Being a machine learning PhD student, I see a lot of really cool algorithms that are capable of amazing things, but typically they are only applied on toy problems. I'm curious in finding out if anyone has any experience with machine learning in the real world, either as a user, an implementor, or both. This covers both big data and more reinforcement learning approaches, offline and online methods, and personal and business life use cases. Alternatively, if you have a problem that you think machine learning can solve, but hasn't yet, let's hear it!*|
* - Let's stay out of the realm of "find me things that I like" or "tell me news that I really want to hear". These tend to drift quickly into philosophical debates of "well you need some things you don't like too!" and such. I'm more interested in hearing more concrete problems. Maybe something you have to do by hand now, for instance.
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