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Artificial Intelligence

Software that allows machines or computer systems to perceive their environment and use learning and intelligence to achieve a defined goal.

Machine Learning

An area in artificial intelligence with a focus on statistical algorithms that can learn from data and generalize to unseen data.

Deep Learning

A subset of machine learning methods that are based on neural networks, with deep implying multiple layers.

Artificial Neural Networks

A machine learning model inspired by the structure and function of biological neural networks.

Large Language Model (LLM)

A model that has been trained on a massive amount of text data to mimic human language patterns and structures.


A type of neural network architecture that is well equipped for tasks that consist of sequences of data. Most commonly a sentence.

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