With tremendous advancement in technology, having intelligent machines is no surprise. The machines available today are ‘smart’ that can make basic decisions without human supervision and thus help make our lives easier. Technology that makes these machines smart is called ‘Artificial Intelligence’ wherein a machine is fed with thousands of lines of coding dictating its actions in different scenarios.
Artificial Intelligence, though a great technology, is very complex and often expensive. It involves extensive coding to get a machine to do simple tasks. To overcome this, concept of ‘Machine Learning’ was brought in. In Machine Learning, a machine is trained specifically for a task. It is fed with enormous amount of data involving the task that it is expected to accomplish. Eventually, machines learn how to do that task by forming its own set of algorithms. Introduction of machine learning did complete the task of effectively replacing Artificial Intelligence in areas where it was not required, however, making the customer experience better was one scope that could be explored further.
What is Deep Learning?
‘Deep Learning’ is a subset of Machine Learning that uses multiple layers of artificial neurons for classification and pattern recognition. It works on the principle of identifying the preferences of the user and then showing result accordingly. Ever wondered how the keyboard of your smart phone learns the words that you frequently use, even if they are grammatically incorrect? Or how automatically Facebook finds and tags your friends in a photograph? These are both examples of Deep Learning. Laptops and phones learn preferences and likes of a user using this concept and then make the user experience better with this knowledge.
The most recent and prominent example of deep learning is available to us in the form of chat bots. Chat bots are deployed by many websites today to provide their users a platform for connecting with the website administrator. A Bot is nothing but a deep learning algorithm that is initially trained according to the questions frequently asked by the website visitors. Chat bot is a self-learning and self-improving algorithm that gets better with time and use. Apart from this, there are many places where deep learning algorithms can be found.