AI, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning - what’s the difference?

Artificial Intellingence

Artificial Intelligence is the theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages, as defined by IBM.

Machine Learning

The name is self-explanatory, but Machine learning is basically a type of AI where machines can learn on their own. For example, a image recognition algorithm on its own wouldn’t be classified as Machine Learning, but one that continually gets better would be Machine Learning.

Deep Learning

Now, Deep learning, as the diagram depicts, is a subset if Machine learning that uses neural networks. It should not be confused with any other type of AI or Machine Learning, as this field only encompasses neural networks.


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Victor Feng

Victor Feng

I’m a 14-year-old innovator at TKS, and my interests are quantum computing and machine learning, but I’m constantly gaining new interests.