What is Artificial Intelligence?

Staying ahead of the AI trend

Everywhere you look these days, its seems like everyone is talking about Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning or Deep Learning. The hardest part of AI is essentially knowing how it works and finding the right tool for you to get started with.

What is Artificial Intelligence?

Artificial intelligence, or AI, is a simulation of intelligent human behavior. It’s a computer or system designed to perceive its environment, understand its behaviors, and take action. Some of its most popular applications includes the much talked-about trend of self-driving cars or the chat bot that you see at the end of a retail website. The car and the chat bot use deep learning or machine learning algorithms to predict trends or enable automation. 

Artificial Intelligence is a mega trend across the globe, not least in the Middle East where many companies are using the power of AI to transform their workflows , predict machine failure and employ robotic systems within their companies. 

How does AI work?

AI uses large sets of data to essentially detect patterns, make predictions and invariably adapt to new data or experiences over time. 

The key components of an AI workflow: data preparation, AI modelling, system design and deployment

The keys steps in an AI workflow

What else do I need to know about Artificial Intelligence?

What is Machine Learning?

Machine learning teaches machines to do what comes naturally to humans: learn from experience. Machine learning algorithms use computational methods to “learn” information directly from data without relying on a predetermined equation as a model. The algorithms adaptively improve their performance as the number of samples available for learning increases. 

What is Deep Learning?

Deep learning is a specialized form of machine learning. In deep learning, a computer model learns to perform classification tasks directly from images, text, or sound. Deep learning is a key technology behind driverless cars, enabling cars to recognize a stop sign, or to distinguish a pedestrian from a lamppost. It is the key to voice control in consumer devices like phones, tablets, TVs, and hands-free speakers.

How to get started with Artificial Intelligence

MATLAB and Artificial Intelligence

There’s a well-documented shortage of skills in AI. However, engineers and scientists who use MATLAB or Simulink® have the skills and tools necessary to create AI-driven systems in their areas of expertise. MATLAB takes the hard part out of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning. 

Get started with Artificial Intelligence

Onramp courses

These are the free foundational courses to help you get started quickly. You will need some basic knowledge of MATLAB before getting started with Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning. If you want to find out more about MATLAB or brush up on your skills; click here for more resources

Machine Learning Onramp

Learn the basics of practical machine learning methods for classification problems. 

Deep Learning Onramp

Get started quickly using deep learning methods to perform image recognition. 

Reinforcement Learning Onramp

Master the basics of creating intelligent controllers that learn from experience. 

Machine Learning with MATLAB Tutorials and Examples

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