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
I want to learn about NN + LLMs
This written and illustrated guide to Transformers (Dec/2022) is what I use:
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.
Begin playing with APIs through any of the major models.
Some developers use fast.ai 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.
Dr Alan D. Thompson is an AI expert and consultant, advising Fortune 500s and governments on post-2020 large language models. His work on artificial intelligence has been featured at NYU, with Microsoft AI and Google AI teams, at the University of Oxford’s 2021 debate on AI Ethics, and in the Leta AI (GPT-3) experiments viewed more than 3.5 million times. A contributor to the fields of human intelligence and peak performance, 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 organizations and enterprise.
This page last updated: 29/Dec/2022. https://lifearchitect.ai/learn/↑