If you think artificial intelligence was huge in 2016, just wait. While you can’t discount the achievements made by AI in the past year — autonomous driving, AlphaGo’s victories, the world’s saddest assistant — 2017 stands to best each of them. And we’ve started with January off with a bang (and an AI that’s now $800,000 richer, sorta).
All of this pales in comparison to what’s to come. As amazing as current AI seems, it’s a compounding effect that uses previous advancements to build upon the last until AI ultimately starts to learn from its mistakes and get smarter than every.
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But, I’m getting ahead of myself. Sorry, AI is an exciting topic for me.
Snips wants to make it more exciting by offering an easy-to-digest course on the basics of AI in just six minutes. It’s not a course for programmers or uber nerds who know AI inside and out, but for the casual tech observer — and even most people that read TNW — there’s a lot to learn in Snips’ beautiful web course.
In the course, you’ll learn about some of the most oft-used buzzwords and jargon, as well as exploring statistics and trends worth knowing about as the world becomes more AI-driven. The six minute course uses a simple scrolling design that makes it easy to just sit, read and marvel at all that AI has accomplished — and will continue to accomplish in the coming years. Best of all, it’s free.
I read about AI daily and there’s plenty I didn’t know. Everyone will get something from their 6 minutes spent at Snips, and since it’s free, there’s really no excuse not to give it a look.