“Machine Learning is that the science of getting computers to seek out out and act like humans do, and improve their learning over time in autonomous fashion, by feeding them data and knowledge in the form of observations and real-world interactions.”
Machine learning is an application of AI (AI) that gives systems the power to automatically learn and improve from experience without being explicitly programmed.
Machine learning is that the tactic that powers many of the services we use today—recommendation systems like those on Netflix, YouTube, and Spotify; search engines like Google and Baidu; social-media feeds like Facebook and Twitter; voice assistants like Siri and Alexa. The list goes on.
In all of those instances, each platform is collecting the utmost amount data about you as possible—what genres you’d like watching, what links you’re clicking, which statuses you’re reacting to—and using machine learning to form a highly educated guess about what you would possibly want next. Or, within the case of a voice assistant, about which words match best with the funny sounds beginning of your mouth.