Is machine learning a branch of (AI) Artificial Intelligence, or its own field?
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That depends entirely on how you classify fields of human study, which probably isn't objectively answerable.
My experience leads me to suppose that at any particular institution of research or learning whether "Artificial Intelligence" and "Machine Learning" are separate units or whether one is contained in the other probably depends more on the (current and historical) numbers of people working on them and how much overlap there is between them.