This article originally appeared as an answer on Quora. As someone who often finds himself explaining machine learning to non-experts, I offer the following list as a public service announcement. Machine learning means learning from data; AI is a buzzword. Machine learning lives up to the hype: there are an incredible number of problems that you can solve by providing the right training data to the right learning algorithms. Call it AI if that helps you sell it, but know that AI, at least as used outside of academia, is often a buzzword that can mean whatever people want it to mean.
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