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Lassi A Liikkanen is a digital tinkerer and advocate of user-centricity for almost twenty years. Lassi currently works as Data-driven design specialist in SC5 Online in Helsinki, Finland. He also holds a title of Adjunct Professor in Human-Centered Product Design at Aalto University. His research career includes over 80 international publications and many prototypes. In his spare time Lassi focuses on the experience design of saunas.
As a designer, you will be facing more demands and opportunities to work with digital systems that embody machine learning. To have your say about how best to use it, you need a good understanding about its applications and related design patterns.
This article illustrates the power of machine learning through the applications of detection, prediction and generation. It gives six reasons why machine learning makes products and services better and introduces four design patterns relevant to such applications. To help you get started, I have included two non-technical questions that will help with assessing whether your task is ready to be learned by a machine.