At the 4th GovTech STACK-X Meetup, two experts showcased some of the practical uses and latest advances in machine learning.

In simpler times, the word ‘training’ applied exclusively to living things—for instance, you could train a dog to perform a trick, or a person to excel at a sport. But nowadays, even machines can be trained to carry out specific tasks.

For something to be trainable, however, it must first be embedded with some form of capacity for learning, and this is indeed what computer scientists have enabled machines to do. This is the field of machine learning, an exciting and rapidly expanding frontier.

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