Explain Like I'm 5

Supervised Machine Learning

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Matt Moody

March 20, 2019, 4:38 a.m.
Supervised Machine Learning

Using computers to find patterns in data that are associated with something. These patterns can then be compared to new data to see how similar they are to things in the past. Sometimes this helps us predict things.


Explain Like I'm 5

In the spirit of Michael Scott and Reddit we felt like it would be useful to explain some of the machine learning jargon that is constantly thrown around, in a simple manner.

While we won't really explain it like you would with a 5-year-old, we will explain some of the terminology in a way that a non-technical person could find meaningful.