When taking a Linux Academy course, you may feel like you’re doing some deep learning as you’re absorbing the knowledge and gaining the skills of a new subject. But there’s another kind of deep learning attracting attention these days, in which algorithms are used to understand data. Deep learning is a type of machine learning. Machine learning is the use of algorithms to find patterns in data. There are a wide variety of algorithms that are each tuned to a particular purpose. Deep learning algorithms have the ability not only to analyze data sets having a large number of features, but also to analyze binary data like images, videos, and audio files. Deep learning is typically based on the use of neural networks, which contain several layers of processing nodes that each build upon the learning of the previous layer.