Machine learning is Big Data being used at its most extreme level, processing vast and disparate data sets at a machine level to find patterns buried within, producing insights beyond human recognition.
Whilst most businesses don’t earn revenue by processing data, they do spend a large amount of their hard earned revenue in manually processing data, validating it and ultimately performing manual tasks that don’t scale. But at what point does this manual involvement become a burden of cost upon your business?
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