English for technology: Artificial Intelligence.

English for technology: Artificial Intelligence.

In this lesson we’ll look at Artificial Intelligence or AI. AI includes Machine Learning which may rely on neural nets for deep learning and use complex algorithms. AI also includes autonomous applications and machines such as BOTS, which use natural language processing for interaction.

Artificial Intelligence — AI.

Artificial Intelligence is the development of computer systems that can learn and solve problems. AI is used for speech recognition, decision-making, translation, and data analysis.

Hospitals are using artificial intelligence to help them manage patients’ treatment.


Machine Learning is a type of AI in which a computer or system can improve based on its own experience. Machine learning often involves using large amounts of data to develop models or make predictions.

SoundCloud uses machine learning to recommend music based on your listening history.


A Neural Net is a system of hardware and software modeled on the human brain.

Many interconnected processors and programs work together to process input and solve problems.

We are teaching our neural net to produce automatic email responses for customer support.


Deep Learning is a type of machine learning that uses complex neural nets.

Deep learning involves learning from many examples rather than a simple set of instructions.

Deep learning cab be used to help software identify specific people in photographs.


An algorithm is a set of rules or instructions that tells a computer what actions to perform.

Artificial Intelligence relies on very complex algorithms to enable computers to analyze data.

Shipping companies use complex algorithms that are able to find the fastest and the cheapest route between two points.


Software or machines that can observe and respond to their environment are called autonomous.

Autonomous technologies are designed to operate without human direction.

Car companies are experimenting with autonomous cars that drive themselves.


A BOT is a software application that can interact with users autonomously.

Some bots analyze information and prompt users to take action but others can simulate human-like conversation.

Many airlines now use bots that help users to book tickets, check in for flights, and get flight updates.

Natural Language Processing — NLP

NLP is the ability of computers to understand and produce natural human language.

Apple’s Siri relies on natural language processing to answer questions from users.

Now it’s your turn to practice some of the words we’ve looked at in this lesson. In a moment you’ll hear a series of sentences with a word replaced with a beep. Repeat each sentence including the missing word. For example if you hear: ‘Google is a leader in the field of artificial beep = intelligence.’

We’ll provide the correct answer after each question. Ready? Let’s give it a go.

In the near future, we may see autonomous cars on our roads.

Computers have mastered difficult games using deep learning.

Software that can recognize voices relies on natural language processing.

That’s all for this episode of video vocab. Be sure to check out our website at www.videovocab.com for more videos and English vocabulary.








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