Statistics and machine learning are thought to be two separate fields. But if you read good articles from highly reputed journals of machine learning you will realize that these two fields are merging together. Not too long ago, a new field “statistical machine learning” made it clear that these two field have too much in common.
Coming from computer science background, I can sense statistics will dominate the future algorithms.
What is your opinion about the future of machine learning. Do you think it will find its own direction of will it follow the statistics.