# Machine learning for floorplanning

I have an educational assignment to make an floor-planning tool.

Can I use machine learning in some part of the algorithm? For example, I was reading the book Algorithms for VLSI Physical Design Automation by Naveed Sherwani, and here's a quote from there:

Initial estimate on the set of feasible alternatives for a block can be made by statistical means, i.e., by estimating the expected area requirement of the block.

Can I use ML for that? Or there's no sense in doing so? If no, is there some part where I can use ML?