Artificial intelligence · Business intelligence

What is the best route for business people to understand artificial intelligence?

Arpi Narula Quality Analyst 3 at Wells Fargo

November 7th, 2017

There seems to be a lot going on now in artificial intelligence. I wonder what kind of books or papers someone that is getting into it could read to get a better understanding of where artificial intelligence is coming from and where it is heading. Specially for folks that are not data scientists and not that much related to engineering. Look forward to your input.

Alex Bejan CTO

November 8th, 2017

This blog post outlines a very good roadmap for getting into ML/AI:


1. Choose a programming language (Python is the easiest and most popular)

2. Review Linear Algebra & Statistics

3. Review the main Python libraries you'll be using (Pandas, Numpy, Scikit Learn, Matplotlib)

4. Start doing online tutorials, I highly recommend the Data science specialization by the University of Washington on Coursera

Charlotte Beckett Non practicing solicitor, worked for non-profit start up from seed to establishment

November 7th, 2017

These have been recommended to me for the purpose you outlined above: Life 3.0, Being Human in the Age of AI (Tegmark); The Master Algorithm (Domingos); Superintelligence (Bostrom). Would love to hear about other reads too.

Robert Leonard Entrepreneur / Innovator

April 5th, 2018

Arpi - I am looking for similar info. Several free courses that I stumbled upon are:

I have not taken these course yet, but they look interesting.

Mahavir Mobh student

November 8th, 2017

go on smartly

Alex May Freet(h)inker

Last updated on March 30th, 2018

Marvin Minsky's books

Especially that scifi he wrote with Harrison