Aug. 19, 2023, 12:42 p.m. | Sushil Khadka

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What, Why, and How explained

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Use “entropy” and you can never lose a debate, von Neumann told Shannon because no one really knows what “entropy” is.
— William Poundstone

Let us begin with a bit of history.

In 1948, a mathematician named Claude E. Shannon published an article titled “A Mathematical Theory of Communication,” which introduced a pivotal concept in Machine Learning: Entropy.

While entropy measures disorder in physics, …

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