Interest in deep learning has skyrocketed in recent months and years. What exactly is deep learning and how does it relate to information technology? Information Week brought this interesting topic to our attention in their article, “Take A Deeper Look at Deep Learning.”

Deep learning is a machine learning technique that teaches computers to do what comes naturally to humans – learn by example. Enterprises have been spending a lot of money on deep learning and related technologies — and likely are about to spend more. According to IDC, spending on artificial intelligence, which includes deep learning, will likely grow from an estimated $24.0 billion in 2018 to $77.6 billion in 2022.

In deep learning, a computer model learns to perform classification tasks directly from images, text, or sound. Deep learning models can achieve state-of-the-art accuracy, sometimes exceeding human-level performance. Models are trained by using a large set of labeled data and neural network architectures that contain many layers.

Melody K. Smith

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