How do I learn more about AI?

I am often asked how one can get started in AI, now that the AI winter is over and we have Transformers and large language models (LLMs) and enormous language models (ELMs). This page looks at some of the best entry points to begin contributing to the world through artificial intelligence.

AI is a universal field: all disciplines are needed

AI is not just for computer scientists or data scientists. It requires input from every discipline, field, and function available. There are specialist roles for ethicists, linguists, international relations, infrastructure, education, media, government, and every other field on Earth and beyond…


I want to learn about the context of AI from 2018 – present

Read all the important papers archived at


I want to learn about NN + LLMs

Jay Alammar provides some of the best visual content about neural networks and large language models. His work is clean, rigorous, and simple to apply.

How GPT3 Works – Visualizations and Animations

The Illustrated Transformer

Tinker With a Neural Network in the browser

Begin playing with APIs through any of the major models.

Some developers use to learn more about Transformers.


I want to learn about prompt crafting

While prompt crafting may not exist in its current form for very much longer (as LLMs/ELMs begin prompting themselves more readily), it is still a lucrative career path.


I want to learn about AI + ethics

This is a massive piece of the puzzle.



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Dr Alan D. Thompson is an AI expert and consultant. With Leta (an AI powered by GPT-3), Alan co-presented a seminar called ‘The new irrelevance of intelligence’ at the World Gifted Conference in August 2021. His applied AI research and visualisations are featured across major international media, including citations in the University of Oxford’s debate on AI Ethics in December 2021. He has held positions as chairman for Mensa International, consultant to GE and Warner Bros, and memberships with the IEEE and IET. He is open to consulting and advisory on major AI projects with intergovernmental organisations and enterprise.

This page last updated: 26/May/2022.