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Who coined the term “machine learning”?

The earliest reference appears to be: ... it is easy to see how a machine could be programmed so that it appeared to learn... whether it would in principle be possible to construct a generalized ...
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Was the take off of neural computing research in the 80's due to Japan?

It's not just "neural computing research," but a number of other scientific fields such as "high definition" video that were spurred by the threat of competition from Japan, real or imagined, in the ...
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When were adversarial techniques first used in machine learning?

I am unsure as to the parameters of what is being asked, so this may not answer it. First, "data-driven problem" is a term linked to the recent rise of data science and projecting it too far into the ...
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Who developed Gaussian Mixture Model (GMM) and applied it to machine learning?

The idea of using Gaussian mixtures was popularized by Duda and Hart in their seminal 1973 text, Pattern Classification and Scene Analysis.
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