Whether it’s the middle school lunch room or professional associations, people love groups. Groups help us simplify our world and find commonalities with other people. The ability to take a set of unique individual elements and create intelligent groups is a markedly human skill. In this week’s edition of "Get Smart About Artificial Intelligence," I’ll help you discover how machines can mimic this form of intelligence.
Grouping—or clustering as it is formally known—relies on a set of data points (features) about each individual entity. Using algorithms, we can calculate the difference between individual entities and create groups that minimize the average difference among the group members.
The ability to intelligently construct groups can be used in a variety of applications including:
- Unsupervised Anomaly Detection
- Recommendation Engines
Check out this week’s video below for more:
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