Differential Equations Versus Machine Learning

Define your own rules or let the data do the talking?

Col Jung
The Startup

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Jessica Chastain in Interstellar. Image source: DailyBeast.

Let’s compare and contrast differential equations (DE) to data-driven approaches like machine learning (ML).

In a nutshell — albeit with caveats — they can be thought of different approaches to modelling various phenomena. Do you make the rules? Or should you let your…

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