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Machine Learning, a branch of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Interesting vocabulary and translation:
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Read about Data Mining and its uses, including predicting outcomes/performance/achievement in Education.
To what degree might the current encouragement for ALL pupils to go on to college be driven by the desire to collect a more robust set of data on the population?

Example of a successful application:
data analytics, used for focused marketing (2012).
How many human jobs might these analytics have replaced?

Example of mixed application:
No pilot required (or maybe having a knowledgeable human pilot who can override the system, is still a good idea?)

Example of unsuccessful application:
What happens when human cannot override machine? (Tesla)

Example of use in medical diagnosis:
doctors who may rely on AI... could miss out on learning

Related Article on AI and Engineering:
a growing number of narrow AIs that exceed human abilities

Related depiction in entertainment:
Sci-fi movie WALL-E (2008) Rated G
Robots (such as WALL-E and EVE) work, most people have nothing to do and suffer greatly for it.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) does not yet appear to be updated with information regarding the role of technology (AKA: Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, data analytics and other computer functions) in reducing jobs available for humans in the foreseeable future.