What is the difference between machine learning and statistics? Can it be captured in a tweet?
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Tagged as machine learning, statistics
The web suggests several criteria: searching hypotheses vs testing hypothesis; prediction vs inference; good marketing vs bad marketing; publishing in conferences vs publishing in journals; or simply sitting in a CS department vs sitting in a Stats dept.
I think there is a more fundamental difference, which may betray my CMU math department upbringing: a foundation of mathematical logic vs a foundation of real analysis.
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