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Very's VP of Engineering was recently interviewed for an article in The Enterprisers Project, "How to Explain Deep Learning in Plain English."

Understanding artificial intelligence is sometimes more a matter of terminology than technology. There’s plenty of terms that fall under the umbrella of AI – machine learning,  computer vision, deep learning, natural language processing — and sometimes the meanings overlap.

Deep learning is an especially good example. It’s similar to – but not synonymous with – the larger category of machine learning. This compounds the possibility for misunderstandings.

bill-brock“Artificial intelligence is essentially when machines do tasks that typically require human intelligence. The field of artificial intelligence includes machine learning, where machines can learn by experience and acquire skills without human involvement,” explains Bill Brock, VP of engineering at Very. “Deep learning is a branch of machine learning where neural networks – algorithms inspired by the human brain – learn from large amounts of data.”

Read the full article here

The Enterprisers Project is an online publication and community focused on connecting CIOs and senior IT leaders with the "who, what, and how" of IT-driven business innovation.