Machine Learning Finds Patterns That Inform Decisions (IDA Research Summary)

July, 2021
IDA document: D-14285
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Research Summary/Research Insights , Human Capital
Division: Strategy, Forces and Resources Division
Julie A. Lockwood, Dave I. Cotting, Michael R. Guggisberg See more authors
This summary uses examples to illustrate how machine learning techniques apply to military personnel management questions that are difficult to address with traditional statistical tools. It also describes the mechanics of tree algorithms and neural network algorithms, two families of machine learning algorithms that provide the most accurate and robust predictions in complex systems.