How the Google Predicition API Can Help a Jobs Website Like

There has been lots of buzz about the cloud in recent years and you may have heard of popular cloud related acronyms like IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service) and SaaS (Software as a Service). If you have never heard of them, close this page, go to Youtube and watch Gangnam Style for this was not written with you in mind. Now back to the cloud talk. Today I invent a new acronym, MLaaS (Machine Learning as a Service) – at least I think I have invented the acronym.

Machine Learning.

If you know what machine learning is, skip to “How the Google Predicition API Can Help a Jobs Website”

Machine Learning is … well you guessed it, “Machine Learning”. Its all about teaching machines to make predictions, decisions or recommendations based on historical data (your computer science teacher may not describe it like that, but then he did not write this post).

Now put one and two together and you get Machine Learning as a Service which is a cloud service that provides apps or humans with machine learning services via a pay-as-you-use model. Freeing them of the burden of having to build machine learning software themselves, buying a machine to run it or both.

The Googe Prediction API is an example of a machine learning cloud service.

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