## Supervised Learning – Georgia Tech – Machine Learning

This class is divided into

three subclasses, three parts. They are supervised learning.>>Yeah.

>>Unsupervised learning, and reinforcement. So, what do you think

supervised learning is?>>So, I think of supervised learning

as being the problem of taking labelled data sets, gleaning information from

it so that you can label new data sets.>>That’s fair. I call that function approximation. So, here’s an example

of supervised learning. I’m going to give you an input and

an output. And I’m going to give

them to you as pairs, and I want you to guess

what the function is.>>Sure.

>>Okay? Okay. 1, 1.>>Uh-huh. 2, 4.>>Wait, hang on,

is 1 the input and 1 the output,.>>Yes.

>>And 2 the input, and 4 the output?>>Correct.

>>All right. I’m on, I think I am on to you.>>3, 9.>>Okay.

>>4, 16.>>Nice.>>5, 25. 6, 36. 7, 49.>>Nice. This is a very hip data set.>>It is. What’s the function?

>>It’s hip to be squared.>>Exactly. Maybe. So if you believe that’s true, then tell me if the input is 10,

what’s the output?>>100.

>>And that’s right, if it turns out, in fact, that the function is x squared. But the truth is, we have no idea

whether this function is x squared. Not really.

>>I have a pretty good idea.>>You do?

>>Well->>Where’s that idea come from?>>It comes from having spoken with

you over a long period of time. And plus, you know, math.>>And plus math. Well, I’m going to->>You can’t say I’m wrong.>>You’re wrong.>>Oh.

>>Yeah, I did.>>You just said I was wrong.>>No, you’ve talked to me for

a long time, and plus math. I agree with that.>>Okay.

>>But I’m going to claim that you’re

making a leap of faith.>>Hm.

>>Despite being a scientist, by deciding that the input is 10 and

the output is 100.>>Sure.

I would agree with that.>>What’s that leap of faith?>>Well, I mean, from what you told me,

it’s still consistent with lots of other mappings from input to

output like 10 gets mapped to 11.>>Right or

everything is x squared except 10.>>Sure.>>Or everything is x,

x squared up to 10.>>Right, that would be mean->>That would be mean->>But it’s not logically impossible.>>What would be the median?>>A-ha.>>Thank you very much. I, I was saving that one up.

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