What is Deep Learning?

  • Subset of Machine Learning that utilizes artificial neural networks
  • Deep learning is a subset of machine learning where artificial neural networks (algorithms inspired by the human brain) learn from large amounts of data
  • Similarly to how we learn from experience, the deep learning algorithm would perform a task repeatedly, each time tweaking it a little to improve the outcome
  • We refer to ‘deep learning’ because the neural networks have various (deep) layers that enable learning