Machine learning is headed for a major growth spurt. After ticking past the $1 billion mark in 2016, the machine learning market is expected to hit $40 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Research and Markets.
Of course, the first challenge of machine learning is identifying a use case. Not sure where to start? To make the most of this explosive technology, consider how today’s top companies, ranging in industry from retail to hardware to media, are using it
When someone posts a photo on Twitter, she/he wants people to see it. But if the thumbnail is not right, nobody is going to click on it. Twitter seems to have solved this problem by using neural networks. In a scalable, cost-effective way, the social media firm is using machine learning to crop users’ photos into compelling, low-resolution preview images. The result is fewer thumbnails of doorknobs and more of the funny signs just above them.
Apple recently filed a patent that, in non-technical terms, implies that it’s prioritizing cross-device personalization. In the near future, for example, a user’s Apple Watch might suggest an iTunes playlist to match his heartbeat goal in another app.