Research in Focus: Large-Scale Machine Learning


March 7, 2013


Francis Bach and Leon Bottou


The emergence of Big Data has outstripped the power of computers. The computing power required to analyze grows exponentially with the data. Francis Bach, SIERRA Research Team Leader, INRIA, and Léon Bottou, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research, describe how researchers are using machine learning to meet the challenge of developing algorithms that balance the competing needs of predicting well and predicting quickly.