Regression vs. Machine Learning (ad infinitum)

Analytics, Models
I didn't invent statistics nor did I invent machine learning.  I'm not a published expert in either field.  However, I was on Jeopardy, so that's got to give me some street cred to be able to talk about the two techniques.  The discussion usually boils down to this -- regression is a more "pure" form of data analysis (where the causal relationship between the data and the outcomes are more clearly related) while machine learning is a more brute force approach to prediction (and other analyses).  I wanted to put my position out there and see what does or doesn't resonate with colleagues. There's a great Stack Exchange thread on this topic where many folks have chimed in with their take on the two approaches.  I've done a bit of…
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