TTT #9: Your Comprehensive Guide to Exploring the AI Landscape

Stephen CollinsSep 9, 2023

In this newsletter, I’m excited to share with you some user-friendly and engaging resources that have personally helped me stay updated with the ever-evolving landscape of AI.

Starting Your AI Journey: It’s for Everyone

AI isn’t just a playground for tech experts. It’s an exciting adventure open to everyone, offering a rich space to learn and experiment with new developments. Whether you’re a student, working in a different sector, or just curious about the buzz surrounding AI, getting acquainted with it can be both fun and enlightening.

To start off with, I’d like to recommend a couple of YouTube channels that make learning about AI an engaging experience:

  • Matt Wolfe: A haven for those keen on staying up-to-date with the latest happenings in the AI world. Every week, Matt shares easy-to-digest updates on the newest trends in the AI sphere, offering a fantastic spot for your weekly dose of AI news, including interviews and insightful discussions.
  • 4IR with Dave Shapiro: Your go-to place for content that’s quirky yet insightful. Dave Shapiro explores interesting tangents and potential futures of AI in an enlightening format, making complex AI topics approachable for both technical and non-technical audiences.

Dive In: Your Playground of AI Exploration

I’d also like to introduce you to some tools that have been instrumental in my AI exploration. These platforms allow you to experiment with AI in various capacities, from crafting AI art to utilizing smart tools for daily tasks. Here are a couple of platforms to kickstart your exploration:

  • ChatGPT: A free chatbot that can assist you in a variety of tasks, offering a firsthand experience of interacting with AI in a friendly and accessible manner. With its API offering, the sky is the limit for what you can create!
  • Claude by Anthropic: A competitor to ChatGPT, Claude is a chatbot developed by Anthropic. It offers a unique and interactive way to engage with AI technology, providing a glimpse into the future of AI communication.

More Resources to Fuel Your AI Adventure

To keep your curiosity piqued, here are some more resources that you might find enjoyable for a deeper technical dive:

  1. Online Courses: Platforms like Coursera and Udemy offer a range of AI courses catering to different levels of learners, even if you’re just starting out.
  2. Podcasts: Tune into podcasts such as Data Skeptic for technical discussions and narratives about the AI world. Launched in 2014, Data Skeptic has become an authoritative source on data science, AI, and machine learning, offering interviews with active researchers and industry professionals. Beyond the podcast, it also operates as a boutique consulting firm focusing on algorithmic design, cloud infrastructure, and end-to-end machine learning.
  3. Community Forums: Engage with online communities like Reddit’s r/artificial to connect with others who share your interest in AI.

Wrapping Up

I hope you find these resources - which I use daily - useful for both learning about and keeping up with the fast-paced world of AI. Hold on to your seatbelt, and stay tuned for more insights in the next edition!

Thanks for reading!