Terms like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) are more common than ever before. But how many people actually know what they are and more importantly, what they are not? The Enterpriser’s Project brought this interesting topic to our attention in their article, “Artificial intelligence (AI) vs. natural language processing (NLP): What are the differences?

AI is a subfield of computer science that was created in the 1960s, and it was/is concerned with solving tasks that are easy for humans but hard for computers. NLP is simply the part of AI that has to do with language and usually the written version. Machine learning is concerned with figuring out what is the appropriate action, without having the programmer program it in.

Whether it is directions or engaging with a virtual assistant, these emerging technologies are hard at work translating our voice or text input and providing an appropriate voice or text output.

Melody K. Smith

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