Top 10 Machine Learning Algorithms for Beginners


The study of ML algorithms has gained immense traction post the Harvard Business Review article terming a'Data Scientist' as the'Sexiest job of the 21st century'. So, for those starting out in the field of ML, we decided to do a reboot of our immensely popular Gold blog The 10 Algorithms Machine Learning Engineers need to know -- albeit this post is targeted towards beginners. ML algorithms are those that can learn from data and improve from experience, without human intervention. Learning tasks may include learning the function that maps the input to the output, learning the hidden structure in unlabeled data; or'instance-based learning', where a class label is produced for a new instance by comparing the new instance (row) to instances from the training data, which were stored in memory. 'Instance-based learning' does not create an abstraction from specific instances. Supervised learning can be explained as follows: use labeled training data to learn the mapping function from the input variables (X) to the output variable (Y).