Machine learning: Are we there yet?

In my recent blogs, I have written about automation tying the network to other domains of IT, and how it’s a capability available today that you should start using.

Machine learning is another hot topic. While the timeline is several years out for many machine learning applications in networking, it has the potential to be one of those rare technologies that comes along every few decades and fundamentally transforms how networks run.

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After all, leading companies such as Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Baidu are already transforming their products and business processes with machine learning.

Hopefully, as the technology matures, much of the inner workings of it will be deep inside the systems and clouds of your vendors. But I wouldn’t be surprised if your company begins looking to you soon to help support early machine learning applications or experiments.

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