Getting started with AI & ML- 10 plus use cases

June 21, 2022

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are the two most used terms amongst the organizations in the tech industry today. The reason being their vast use among diverse industries for cost-cutting automation, reliability, security, and faster decision-making capacity.

But have you ever wondered what it takes to develop and master the abilities necessary for AI and ML after hearing so much about them every day?

In this blog, we'll show you how to achieve just that, as well as some current AI and machine learning use cases that may seize your attention and interest in such technologies.

#1 Learn how to program.

Initially to get started with AI and ML you should pick a programming language. R and Python, for example, are two languages created expressly for machine learning. You can do it in other languages as well, but Python makes it more easy and simple and also has the greatest machine learning and artificial intelligence modules and support. If you secure a job in this industry, you'll almost certainly be utilizing Python for the majority of your work. Python is fantastic since it can be used for more than only machine learning, and it is arguably one of the easiest languages to learn and use as a beginner.

#2 Comprehend Mathematics.

Once you have mastered a programming language, the second essential skill to gain towards being a master in AI and ML is learning Mathematics. Math is at the heart of machine learning, which aids in the development of an algorithm that can learn from data and generate an accurate prediction. A thorough understanding of the arithmetic fundamentals behind any central machine learning algorithm is critical. In this way, it assists you in selecting all of the appropriate algorithms for your data science and machine learning project. Machine learning is mostly based on mathematical preconditions, thus you'll find it more intriguing if you understand why math is utilized. You'll see why to choose one machine learning algorithm over another and how it affects the model's performance.

#3 Build Algorithmic Knowledge.

You may now go right into working with some of the fundamental algorithms to understand how things function and advance in the correct sequence after you've learned the necessary programming and mathematics. Linear regression, logistic regression, KNN, SVM, and other algorithms may be used. You can move into any field of machine learning once you've gone through these algorithms and understand how they function.

If all the stuff above sounds boring to you then maybe a few examples or use cases of AI and ML might intrigue you enough to put the effort into learning or mastering these skills.

#1 Cybersecurity

When we have a lot of data, whether in the cloud or on the endpoint, AI and machine learning perform exceptionally well, especially when combined with big data and analytics. The most appropriate application of AI would be in processing large amounts of data and in AI Cybersecurity, which would perform massive operations to identify anomalies, unusual or suspicious actions, detect and correct security flaws, strange activity, and zero-day attacks. AI and machine learning might be highly useful in spotting more complicated issues faster and more correctly than a human analyst. In the unfortunate event of an attack, AI and ML make systems ready for an automated reaction for minimizing the effects, conducting forensics, and successfully defending.

#2 Securing Personal Information

Personal information security is an ongoing problem in today's culture. People readily and voluntarily share their personal information in the digital world, whether they are ordering things online or signing up for regular news updates from news sites. Artificial intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) methods can reduce the likelihood of security breaches. They have the ability to make email platforms, and banking transactions more secure. They provide built-in threat protection for apps and also inform users about how websites handle their data. Thus providing complete security to the personal data of users.

#3 Trading

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) have the potential to tackle large-scale trade difficulties. These scenarios or issues almost often include optimization, analysis, or forecasting. In the trading world, machine learning and artificial intelligence are used in a variety of ways. Including the search for effective algorithmic trading strategies, historical data-based stock price prediction, and increasing the number of marketplaces that an individual must watch and respond to.

#4 Fraud Detection

Things that people used to buy in stores are now acquired online, whether it's furniture, food, or clothing. But this almost certainly prompts criminals to use the Internet to track down victims' wallets. More advanced and reliable fraud detection systems are available thanks to AI and ML algorithms' capacity to learn from previous fraud trends and spot them in future transactions. When it comes to the speed with which information is processed, machine learning algorithms appear to be more effective than people. In addition, machine learning algorithms may detect complex fraud qualities that a person cannot.

#5 Recommender Systems

To Demonstrate your understanding of your consumers to gain their trust and loyalty, the consumer data is fed to AI and ML recommender algorithms.  Then by using this data AI and ML provide personalized suggestions that are tailored to each customer's interests and preferences across all of their touchpoints. This increases consumer interaction resulting in increased sales and profits. 

#6 Healthcare

When compared to AI and ML, all traditional medical techniques, such as traditional analytics or clinical decision-making tools, have a number of drawbacks. As learning algorithms interact with this data on a regular basis, they may become more precise and accurate, providing individuals with unmatched insights into diagnosis, care processes, treatment variations, and patient outcomes. AI and ML in healthcare have the potential to improve patient health outcomes by improving preventative care and quality of life, as well as allowing for more precise diagnosis and treatment.

#7 Food Industry

Industrial automation is the appropriate solution for addressing the difficulties in the food business. Automation relies on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) techniques. By using an AI-based system, food manufacturing and distribution activities may be managed more efficiently and effectively. Product categorization and packaging, demand-supply chain management, revenue prediction, and self-ordering systems are just a few of the AI and ML use cases in the food sector.

#8 Logistics

The combined influence of AI and machine learning on various parts of logistics has propelled the sector to new heights. A good logistical chain necessitates a significant investment of cash, as well as the involvement of various middlemen and enterprises to speed up the process, which is where AI comes in. This is due to one of artificial intelligence's most distinguishing characteristics: its ability to reason and take actions that have the highest chance of attaining a certain objective. This partnership has several advantages, including cost, speed, safety, and convenience, to mention a few.

#9 Claim Litigation

With AI-powered judges, AI robot attorneys, and AI-powered features for contract or team management systems, AI and ML have made their way into the day-to-day work of lawyers and are revolutionizing the legal profession. The most promising feature of using AI and ML in the claims industry is the ability to automate simple and repetitive operations like legal bill review while allowing human specialists to improve outcomes beyond what machines or humans could achieve alone.

#10 Marketing

Advanced AI and ML-enabled features have opened up new marketing and narrative possibilities. AI is at the heart of a new era of marketing that focuses on achieving greater degrees of customization and targeting while remaining contextual. The focus has switched from mass advertising to a more micro-targeted approach thanks to AI and machine learning. Marketers who incorporate machine learning algorithms into their marketing processes can achieve outstanding results. There are wonderful possibilities that come with huge challenges. As customer expectations increase, marketers have the chance to deliver personalization and relevance on a large scale. This may be accomplished through customized campaigns that are based on real-time client intent. Also, AI and ML can help make marketing campaigns more relevant.

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  • They can be used in plastic surgery where the organs, face, limbs or any other portion of the body has been damaged and needs to be rebuilt.
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Now, the understanding of reinforcement learning is incomplete without knowing about Markov Decision Process (MDP). MDP is involved with each state that has been presented in the results of the environment, derived from the state previously there. The information which composes both states is gathered and transferred to the decision process. The task of the chosen agent is to maximize the awards. The MDP optimizes the actions and helps construct the optimal policy.

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  1. Initializing parameters – The RL (reinforcement learning) model learns the set of actions that the agent requires in the state, environment and time.
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