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10 Things You Should Know About Deep Learning

This type of machine learning is going to become increasingly important in analytics and enterprise applications.
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1. Deep learning is a subset of machine learning.

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Sometimes people use the terms artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, deep learning, and cognitive computing as if they meant the same thing. In actuality, consensus suggests that only two of those terms — AI and cognitive computing — are synonyms.

AI (and cognitive computing) is a broad category that involves teaching computers to think the way people think.

Machine learning is the subcategory of AI that involves teaching computers to get better at various tasks without being explicitly programmed; essentially, it enables computers to improve their performance without humans telling them what to do.

Deep learning is a specialized type of machine learning that uses a hierarchical approach. It’s a set of algorithms — math — that has proven particularly good at solving certain types of computing problems that are difficult to define with explicit programming.

Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years. View Full Bio

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