Is machine learning the same as artificial intelligence?


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Question

In the context of this lesson, is machine learning the same as artificial intelligence?

Answer

No, although similar in some ways, machine learning and artificial intelligence are different things. Machine learning is actually a subset of artificial intelligence, which is a broader field encompassing other concepts which include machine learning, robotics, and natural language processing.

Artificial intelligence can be described as when machines carry out tasks in an intelligent or smart way, based on set rules to solve certain problems. Artificial intelligence, or AI, makes decisions, learns, and solves problems similar to how humans would.

Machine learning, on the other hand, is a subset of artificial intelligence. It is when we give machines data and have them learn from that data on their own, without being explicitly programmed. Machine learning models learn from the data and try to make improvements to its predictions over time.

Machine learning is a technique that is used to accomplish artificial intelligence, but even without machine learning, artificial intelligence can still work. In a way, machine learning provides more efficient ways to make predictions on certain data, but is just a small part of artificial intelligence as a whole.