“Benedict Evans, another VC strategist, compares machine learning to relational databases, a type of enterprise software that made fortunes in the ‘90s and revolutionized whole industries, but that’s so mundane your eyes probably glazed over just reading those two words. The point …. is that we’re now at the point where AI is going to get normal fast. “Eventually, pretty much everything will have [machine learning] somewhere inside and no-one will care,” says Evans.”… So writes James Vincent in The State of AI in 2019 report in The Verge
AI is undoubtedly everywhere. Tackling healthcare, correcting photos we take on our phone, judging our creditworthiness, investing our money in stocks. It is either hiding in plain sight or difficult to wrap our head around. The Verge has created a list of recommended reading to get us up-to-speed with our AI knowledge – recommended by some of the best AI brains in the world.
Sample them –
– PROFILES OF THE FUTURE, BY ARTHUR C. CLARKE
– MACHINE LEARNING FOR HUMANS, BY VISHAL MAINI AND SAMER SABRI
– SORTING THINGS OUT: CLASSIFICATION AND ITS CONSEQUENCES, BY GEOFFREY C. BOWKER & SUSAN LEIGH STAR
Take a peek and get started.
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AN AI READING LIST — FROM PRACTICAL PRIMERS TO SCI-FI SHORT STORIES