The differences between artificial intelligence and machine learning

The differences between artificial intelligence and machine learning


So, the difference between artificial intelligence and machine learning: if I take a step back, computer science is the study of computers and there are different areas within computer science. Theoretical machine learning systems, computer architecture and artificial intelligence. And artificial intelligence primarily focuses on the question of how do you get computers to behave in an intelligent manner. Now you can imagine that’s done in multiple ways. You could either do it using curated knowledge and the idea there is that you have knowledge that exists based on physiology or other knowledge pieces that we have access to and you’re essentially just trying to embed that into a computational system and get it to follow that logic and behave in a somewhat intelligent manner. So, for example if your temperature reading is 102 the computer can say well this is likely to be a case of someone having an inflammatory response, having fever, and that’s the computer behaving an intelligent manner but again it’s based on hardwired knowledge that’s derived previously. Machine learning, which is sort of the other form of artificial intelligence, focuses on this question of how do you take data itself and learn from it come up with new knowledge that’s derived from this data directly and then use that to get systems to behave in an intelligent manner. So, it goes beyond just the the basic notion of AI as getting things to be able to smart matter and actually adds to that another dimension where that knowledge itself is derived from the data.