The introduction chapter summarizes various necessary topics on artificial intelligence and machine learning. It introduces the readers with a strong foundation on the basic concepts of advanced usage of artificial intelligence, which led to the beginning of an era of machine learning. Here, the readers will learn different aspects of machine learning concisely which are described in detail in the coming chapters. Firstly, this chapter discusses the dimensions of AI and the reasons for the transition of traditional AI to modern-day machine learning techniques. Secondly, it discusses the benefits of machine learning in day-to-day life. Thirdly, it discusses the machine learning algorithms' main pillars for training and developing prediction models. Finally, this chapter will give a broad outline of this book in a concise chapter-wise description.
Keywords: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Evolution of AI, Learning, Machine Learning, Self-supervised Learning, Supervised Learning, Unsupervised Learning.