Correct Answer : Option (C) : The autonomous acquisition of knowledge through the use of computer programs
Explanation : * Machine learning (ML) is the study of computer algorithms that can improve automatically through experience and by the use of data. It is seen as a part of artificial intelligence.
* Machine learning is the autonomous acquisition of knowledge through the use of computer programs.
* Machine learning algorithms build a model based on sample data, known as "training data", in order to make predictions or decisions without being explicitly programmed to do so. Machine learning algorithms are used in a wide variety of applications, such as in medicine, email filtering, speech recognition, and computer vision, where it is difficult or unfeasible to develop conventional algorithms to perform the needed tasks.