2.1 Why Deep Learning?

Why are we focusing on Deep Learning? How is that any different than machine learning? These are both great questions. We will delve more into the details in chapter 2, but the quick answer is that deep learning is a specific machine learning technique and the reason we want to focus on it is that many of the advancements as well as applications you have read about under the “AI” or “Machine Learning” title, are actually deep learning solutions under the hood. Use cases like Self Driving cars, digital voice assistants, recommendation engines (like on YouTube and Netflix) are all powered by Deep Learning.

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