Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning

  • India is the second largest online market in the world with more than 500 million internet users today. Digitization is the word of the hour and the country moves more and more towards embracing next generation technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning. There are more than 200 AI based startups in India today and the government has allocated more than Rs 3K crore to spearhead work on next generation technology startups and block chain. Importance of Understanding the next generation technologies Although India wants to digitally empower itself and despite the government’s initiatives, there are several road blocks. For instance, an Aspiring Minds survey assessing the employability of India’s engineers in 2019, reports that a mere 2.5% of them possess skills in next generation techs like AI and deep learning. Hence it is essential to know and understand the potential of next gen techs like AI and deep learning. Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning Artificial Intelligence aims to develop machines and create systems which can undertake tasks requiring human intelligence. AI powered systems essentially works without human interference and that too at a faster rate. It helps organizations to focus on more creative tasks as monotonous and time consuming works can be given to AI implemented machines and forgotten. Deep learning is an exponent of artificial intelligence where artificial neural networks which mimic the human brain are used to let the machine learn from massive sets of data. These artificial neural networks are so designed that just like human beings the machines too can learn and adapt by experience. Thus, after each task the machine gains ‘experience’ and tweaks itself to perform better without any human supervision. We approximately create 2.6 quintillion bytes every day and this massive volume of data forms the resource for deep learning systems. Practical...