There's so much splattered around the news about phrases like "Machine Learning" or "AI" (artificial intelligence) that the future can sometimes feel intrusive and confusing. What gets overlooked is - really - "What is Machine Learning?"
"Machine learning is the science of getting computers to act without being explicitly programmed." At Vizzy Solutions, we don't write the algorithms ourselves, but we do use these tools to get certain tasks done. This article, "Machine Learning, AI and Big Data Tools Open-Sourced By Major Corporations" is a great introduction to some of the AI tools which are "open source" (available for anyone to use). It's a fun article with good hyperlinks to deeper explanations.