Machine learning is usually referred to as Artificial Intelligence. We believe that while this sounds a lot better, it is not entirely accurate. Machine learning is part of the field. True Artificial Intelligence (or true AI) means that a machine is at least as intelligent and flexible as a human. We are not there yet.
That does not mean that you can do amazing things with Machine Learning. It is definitely a big step forward from just programming. Machine learning makes it possible for software to discover connections in supplied data. This can be text or databases, but also images and video material.
Watch the video to learn the difference between Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep learning.
There are a lot of interesting projects with machine learning. For example, organizations are increasingly collecting data about their products, customers and markets. If you are considering a project with machine learning, it is important to consider which problem you want to solve. What data is available for this and what is the quality of that data.
A big difference with business intelligence is that you can make predictions with machine learning. Where business intelligence mainly looks back in time. Making predictions possible is thus a crucial element in machine learning.