Some research groups
Element AI, Montreal, co-founder prof. Benjo
Deep Mind, London, acquired by Google
Machine learning is the ability to learn and make predictions using data. Data are the input and the output. A diverse set of skills set are required for manipulating large amount of data, defining the problem and the outcome, an understanding of the algorithms and an understanding of a lot of maths and statistics. Overall, machine learning is a complex task that requires advanced knowledge of different and complex subjects.
Fortunately a set of services are available that abstract the level of competencies required and they support data scientists and analysts in their tasks. At the end, what we really want is to make sense of our data and be able to make predictions about them.
The level of abstraction is important and allows the creation of more advanced services on top of machine learning cloud platforms.
Below a list of some of the most well known services in this space:
Google Cloud Machine Learning