Explain It Like I’m 5: What’s the Difference Between AI, Machine Learning, NLP, and Deep Learning? (workshop)

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About This Workshop

The following simple question, about a very complicated topic, was posted by a User last year on Quora :

What is the difference between AI, Machine Learning, NLP (Natural Language Processing), and Deep Learning? I have read pretty much all articles on these. But I fail to understand the fundamental differences. Please explain the differences to me like I’m a five year old. Help is much appreciated. Thanks!” — Quora member

The answers came pouring in from engineers, AI experts, data scientists, professors, entrepreneurs, and futurists alike. Most of the answers went into great detail and offered clear distinctions between these four branches of cognitive computing. However, though the answers may have been technically correct, a person could easily walk away from reading the Quora post just as confused about this topic as they were before reading it (and a 5-year old wouldn’t stand a chance of understanding this). Check out the post for yourself here.

So, what exactly is the difference between AI, Machine Learning, NLP, and Deep Learning? Clearly, there’s more to understanding these technologies than what can be gleaned from wikipedia, the dictionary, or Quora.

JOIN US for this informative, interactive workshop featuring guest presenter, Kathryn Hume (Director of Sales and Marketing at Fast Forward Labs, a leading machine intelligence research company), where we will explore the similarities and differences between AI, Machine Learning, NLP, and Deep Learning. Kathryn, who also teaches law school courses about how new technologies are transforming legal practice and ethics, and is an intellectual historian, will help attendees to get a handle on understanding these technologies, their underlying concepts, the latest research and developments, and their use cases.


Get a crystal clear understanding of the distinctions between these fast-developing branches of cognitive computing. Participate in thought-provoking discussions about how they might impact society. Participate in a group thought-experiment that will allow you to explore the problems scientists and technologists are trying to solve in these fields. And meet cool people from all walks of life who are just as curious about this topic as you are. You’ll also get to ask Kathryn (an expert in these fields) questions (Quora be damned!).


No technical or coding background required. This is a non-technical workshop meant for everyone: marketers, advertisers, developers, engineers, product managers, investors, data analysts, students, policy wonks — all are welcome!

Guest Presenter

Kathryn Hume
, Director of Sales & Marketing, Fast Forward Labs

Kathryn (@HumeKathryn) is a highly analytical sales and marketing professional with exceptional networking, interpersonal and business development skills. Rare foreign language ability (7 languages) and creativity mapping new technologies to business problems across verticals and sectors.

At Fast Forward Labs, Kathryn helps organizations accelerate their data science and machine intelligence capabilities. Every quarter they profile a different near future technology, produce a report on its development, and a prototype demonstrating its application.

Kathryn is also a respected speaker and often gives talks at events around the world on machine intelligence.

Our Awesome Workshop Sponsor

blender workspace

Blender (@blenderspace) is an upscale, boutique workspace in trendy NoMad, Manhattan. Designed to promote workplace fluidity and focus, Blender offers cultivated workshops, speaker series’, lifestyle and wellness events customized for all members.

The event space is also perfect for special events of different varieties, with custom-made lighting and furnishings. View photos of the space HERE.

***For all guests attending the event, Blender is offering one month free of a 6 month lease.***

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Ticket Price: $20

Guest Speakers
Kathryn Hume, Fast Forward Labs
Kathryn Hume, Director of Sales & Marketing, Fast Forward Labs
Questions? Contact us: theteam@tech2025.com

Start Time

6:00 pm

April 25, 2017

Finish Time

8:00 pm

April 25, 2017


Blender Workspace, 135 Madison Ave - Flr 8 New York NY 10016