What is an AI Algorithm?

What makes the difference between a regular Algorithm and a Machine Learning Algorithm?

What is an Algorithm?

Well, let’s start with an easy definition.

It’s important to point out that not all algorithms are related to AI or machine learning specifically.

Algorithms provide the instructions for almost any AI system you can think of.

Machine learning

What is it?

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Actually, there is no difference between a “traditional” algorithm and a ML algorithm.

ML vs Classical algorithms

I have seen customers apply similar staging to both machine learning and classical algorithms projects, where you have some experimental development (PoC) then followed by full-scale production.

  • ML algorithms usually require lesser computation and lesser data to perform reasonably well on many problems which are perfect for some business issues.
  • In classical algorithms, statisticians emphasis on p-value more and a solid but comprehensible model
  • Traditional learning methodologies such as training a model-based on historic training data and evaluating the resulting model against incoming data are not feasible as the environment is always changing
  • A traditional algorithm outputs results, whereas an ML algorithm outputs a model that outputs results.

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Alexandre Gonfalonieri

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AI Consultant @Philips/Lumileds | I write about AI and BCI https://www.linkedin.com/in/agonfalonieri9/

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Alexandre Gonfalonieri

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AI Consultant @Philips/Lumileds | I write about AI and BCI https://www.linkedin.com/in/agonfalonieri9/

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