In this blog post, we will talk about deep learning: its use and business implications. We will then give an overview of the R&D efforts that Qubole is conducting in this area with respect to GPU support and distributed training. The last few years have seen considerable interest in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), specifically in the area of deep learning. These terms are used interchangeably and very often confused with each other. Let's take a look at the relationship between these technologies and the reason for the popularity of deep learning.