Differences between Supervised and Unsupervised Learning

by: ExpertAI

Differences between Supervised and Unsupervised Learning

Today, let's talk about the differences between supervised and unsupervised learning in machine learning.

Supervised learning is a type of machine learning where the model is trained using labeled data, meaning that the training data includes input features as well as corresponding output labels. The goal of supervised learning is to learn a mapping between the input data and the output labels, so that the model can make accurate predictions on new, unseen data.

In contrast, unsupervised learning is a type of machine learning where the model is trained on unlabeled data, meaning that the training data only includes input features without corresponding output labels. The goal of unsupervised learning is to find patterns and structure in the data, such as clustering or dimensionality reduction, without any specific target output in mind.

Some examples of supervised learning tasks include classification, regression, and sequence prediction. In these tasks, the goal is to predict a specific output value given a set of input features. Examples of unsupervised learning tasks include clustering, anomaly detection, and dimensionality reduction. In these tasks, the goal is to discover structure in the data without any specific output value in mind.

Overall, both supervised and unsupervised learning are important techniques in machine learning, and each has its own strengths and weaknesses. The choice between these two approaches depends on the specific problem at hand and the availability of labeled data for training.

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Irfan TOOR

Irfan TOOR is an Engineer (Civil + AI), and an Innovator, passionate about the Information Technology, Digital Transformation, Cyberspace and Cybersecurity.

He obtained his first degree in Civil Engineering from UET (1993), and obtained his second degree of Engineering in Artificial Intelligence (Master 2) from OC (2023).

In his own words: "I love coding, optimizing and at times re-inventing."
— Irfan TOOR

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