Where to Begin in This AI Revolution

The AI revolution has been in full swing in the news lately. Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates fear it, Google is using it to beat the world’s best players at Go, while Mark Zuckerburg is busy telling everyone just how close his AI researches sit to his own desk. And, of course, we all remember when IBM’s Watson beat out its human competition in Jeopardy. What is most interesting about this AI revolution to me as a developer is that it is being exposed as an API driven service. Google provides a prediction API, while Watson is being offered as part of the IBM’s BlueMix platform. I have dabbled with projects like Weka, and while I found that the accompanying book was written at a level I could understand, the whole idea of integrating machine learning…


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