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3 Types of Machine Learning for the Enterprise

Published: 29 January 2020

ID: G00465941

Analyst(s): Saniye Alaybeyi , Alexander Linden , Pieter den Hamer


Machine learning can be supervised, unsupervised or reinforced. Application leaders must learn how to effectively employ each of these machine learning types, and recognize which types of machine learning align with their use cases.

Table Of Contents


  • Use Supervised Learning for Classification or Prediction Problems
    • Example Use Cases for Supervised Learning
  • Use Unsupervised Learning for Clustering Problems
    • Example Use Cases for Unsupervised Learning:
  • Build Expertise That Will Be Able to Capitalize on the Potential of Reinforcement Learning
    • Example Use Cases for Reinforced Learning: 1

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