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What is a loss function?

A loss function is a function that calculates the difference between an estimate and the true value of some data. In machine learning, it is often called the “cost function” – a calculation of the cost of the prediction of a machine learning algorithm from some target value. It is used in optimization problems whereContinue reading “What is a loss function?”


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