We live in an era where businesses are driven by the force called data. With the help of the same, enterprises are able to efficiently acquire potential customers and sustain the existing ones as well. It can also be used to understand what customers need in a product or a service which leads to a satisfied base of customers with exemplary solutions and optimization of available resources. Now, one might ask, how can random facts and figures avail enterprises such significant insights? The answer to that is data analysis.
There are numerous methods of analyzing data and the most popular among them are Statistics and Machine learning. Both the terms are often considered as one and the same but in reality, even though their purpose is the same, their use cases are different. Statistics is the science of classifying and analyzing data by using mathematical equations. On the other hand, Machine Learning is one of the applications of Artificial Intelligence which enables the system to learn on itself with the use of data. While Statistics is used to collect, analyze, summarize, represent, and organize the data and transform it into useful insights, Machine Learning uses data to learn, predict, and enable the system to perform cognitive tasks in an unsupervised setting.