The term ‘Artificial Intelligence’ (AI) is often used to describe the idea of doing tasks that are traditionally performed by human intelligence, but with the help of machines. Whilst ‘machine learning’ is a field of study that deals with the development of methods and algorithms that enable computers to become more intelligent. But how can these two things improve your business? Here, we explain.
What does it all mean?
A machine can be ‘intelligent’ in some sense if it can do something familiar to a human. For example, play chess, identify images, or understand text. A more accurate definition of AI is the capability of a machine to imitate intelligent human behavior.
Machine learning goes a little deeper. It is a subfield of computer science, mathematics, statistics, neural networks, data mining, pattern recognition and artificial intelligence. The process can be described as learning from data, without being explicitly programmed.
How does Machine Learning work?
Machine learning has been around since the 1950s but it wasn’t until recently that it became, what many are calling, “big data”. This is because there are so many more people online and so much more data being collected every day.
There are three different types of Machine Learning methods: supervised learning, unsupervised learning, and reinforcement learning. The supervised machine-learning models learn by being given labeled examples by their teacher. The unsupervised machine-learning models have no teacher and instead tries to figure out what works on its own. The reinforcement-learning model learns through trial and error with rewards (positive feedback) for correct answers, or punishments (negative feedback) for incorrect answers.
Machine vision systems apply machine learning. These systems have a number of cameras, all capturing, interpreting and inspecting a product or item. They are linked to a control system which is capturing and processing the data.
Machine Learning v’s Artificial Intelligence – which one is best?
You can use machine learning to help computers to make sense of data and information more quickly than they would if they had to rely on human-based programming alone. This type of technology can be used in many scenarios, from predicting what TV show you might enjoy watching the most, to understanding what your next word will be before you type it out.
AI is slightly different, as it refers to any system that exhibits intelligent behavior. This means it can perceive its environment, make decisions and execute actions that achieve its goal. AI systems are composed of algorithms that process information about an environment, make decisions about how to achieve a specific goal and execute actions in the environment. This decision-making process mimics human intelligence, because it can also use heuristics, or rules of thumb when making decisions.
How can Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence help my business
AI is being used in various ways by business to improve their operations. One of the most popular ways is through machine learning. Machine learning can be seen as a subset of AI, where the machine performs the task with no human intervention.
AI is having an ever-increasing impact on society, economy and technology. The rapid growth of AI is driving socioeconomic changes. The development of AI means that it is now possible to produce endless quantities of content at low cost for publishing online or elsewhere. This can have significant effects on worker displacement across society as well as other economic factors.
Businesses are using AI to help them understand their customers better. This helps them provide better treatment, leading to more satisfied customers. You can also use AI to reduce costs, as it automates various tasks, freeing up their manpower for higher-level tasks that require more creativity and analytical skill.
It is likely that this type of technology could benefit your work place and as time goes on, we are likely to see more and more AI and Machine Learning solutions.