What exactly is machine learning? You know much more than you think you do. Machine learning and artificial intelligence are all around us. While we browse social media the Facebook machines are calculating how to help its patrons’ ads reach their intended audiences. You turn on Netflix and “because you watched this” suggestions span the TV screen, powered by machine learning they work harder and harder to select a movie that fits your viewing pleasure. Amazon bots formulate a plan to get just the right product ads on your landing page using your previous purchase history. Machine learning (ML) is everywhere. And as Director of Data Science at Randstad Sourceright Summer Husband points out, it’s becoming increasingly relevant and increasingly important. As machine learning develops, Husband suggests we use the centaur approach, leveraging artificial intelligence (AI), using human intelligence. How we balance those two bits of intelligence is one of the most important elements to future success.