When you see the above picture do you see a man facing you? Or a man facing to the right? Both? Yes that’s because the brain switches the image based on the features it picks up. Well the way computers process the image is very similar to the way our brain does.

With the holiday season just around the corner and the discussion about which console should you opt for; Is it the Sony Playstation or the Microsoft Xbox? While there is a lot of buzz surrounding that, one interesting research which I recently came across explaining how machine learning is used in these devices? In this article I will explain how ML models are used to leverage the impressive hardware that these consoles posses — In particular the Microsoft Xbox with it’s kinect motion detection device.

Microsoft kinect is a gaming system which uses motion of the users instead of traditional…

You might have heard of the famous phrase **“If you are not paying for the product then, You are not the Customer, YOU are the product”. **This cannot be more accurate in the age of free access to social media. You may have just searched for an item on your favorite shopping website and all of a sudden see recommendations related to your search haunt the rest of your browsing session or beyond. This is just one such example where targeted ads are used by companies for generating revenue. …

With a variety of Machine Learning algorithms such as simple linear regression, polynomial linear regression , classification models such as logistic regression at your disposal you might be having a hard time choosing the best fit for your particular ML application. This article discusses the steps to choose the ideal model based on the R-squared and the adjusted R-squared intuition.

Consider a Linear regression model with a set of data points. The black line in the diagram below indicates the regression line. The dotted green lines indicate the residual distance between the data point and the regression line.

The author works as an embedded software engineer in the lovely mid-west of Ireland!