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Confused by Artificial Intelligence?
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Confused by Artificial Intelligence?

Last Updated on December 31, 2023 by Editorial Team

Author(s): Renu Gehring

Originally published on Towards AI.

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and more explained

This post explains (1) models, (2) machine learning models, and (3) artificial intelligence as a broad field, of which Machine Learning and Deep Learning are subsets.

Do you remember seeing a model of the solar system at school at a science museum or in a kids’ puzzle? Perhaps you saw something like the below model.

Free image from Pixabay

Pluto is our 9th planet, having been kicked out in 2006 and reinstated in 2017.

There are several problems with this model. Did you know that the sun is 110 times the size of the Earth? And that Uranus is a gas giant (grade school pun intended) that is four times larger than the Earth. And the distances are all wrong in the model. If we had a basketball court to represent the entire solar system, the sun would be a basketball and the earth a tiny bead!

All criticism aside, the model is useful. It explains how the solar system works, showing that the sun is massive in comparison to the planets that orbit it.

Where else do we use models? The most basic model is a recipe. Every time you use one, you are using a model. For example, take the traditional pound cake recipe,… Read the full blog for free on Medium.

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