Getting started with artifial intelligence

I have recently received a lot of emails with questions from students, who are interested in the subject of artificial intelligence. I have therefore made a short learning guide that helps you get started to learn more about the topic artificial intelligence.

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Tips on how to learn artificial intelligence

  • There are a lot of hype and a lot of people who don’t know what they are talking about in the field of artificial intelligence. Be really careful who you learn from.
  • Know the fundamentals of artificial intelligence really well.
  • Get a good broad understanding of the problems, history, experts, companies in the field of artificial intelligence.
  • Try to implement artificial intelligence in code every day.

Experts in artificial intelligence

I like to study people when I try to learn something new in a field. Here is a list of some the top experts in the field of artificial intelligence. Read some of their papers, personal blogs, youtube videoes, books etc.

  • Andrew Ng
  • Sebastian Thrun
  • Peter Norvig
  • Fei-Fei Li
  • Yann Lecun
  • Jürgen Schmidhuber
  • Ian Goodfellow
  • Yoshua Bengio
  • Geoffrey Hinton
  • Ilya Sutskever
  • Lex Fridman
  • Jeff Dean
  • Elon Musk
  • Ray Kurzweil
  • Masayoshi Son

Artificial intelligence companies

There are a lot big companies who use artificial intelligence in their products and services. You can learn a lot if you try to study some of these companies.

  • Google
  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • Deepmind
  • Facebook
  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • Nvidia
  • OpenAI
  • Tesla

Books about artificial intelligence

There are a lot of great books about artificial intelligence:

  • Autonomy: The Quest to Build the Driverless Car – And How It Will Respape Our World – Lawrence D Burn
  • Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
  • Make Your Own Neural Network – Tariq Rashid
  • Superintelligence – Lawrence D Burn
  • Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach (3rd Edition) – Peter Norvig, Stuart J. Russell
  • Deep learning – Ian Goodfellow, Yoshua Bengio, Aaron Courville

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