Guide to Help Make Sense of the Complexities of Artificial Intelligence
Making Sense of Artificial Intelligence is an A–Z online guide that offers a series of simple, bite-sized explainers to help anyone understand what artificial intelligence (AI) is, how it works, and how it is changing the world around us. A collaboration between University of Oxford and Google, this beginner’s A–Z guide is intended to break down a complex area of computer science into entry-level explanations that will help anyone get their bearings and understand the basics. Users can browse each “A” to “Z” (for example, Artificial Intelligence, Bias, Climate, Data Sets … Zeroes and Ones) or choose explanations by category: All, AI Fundamentals, Making AI, Society and AI, and Using AI. A team of experts from the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) and Google’s People + AI Research (PAIR) team collaborated to select a range of topics central to understanding AI and its role in the world today. The 26 topics chosen are by no means an exhaustive list, but they are a helpful start for first-timers. The team carefully balanced their selections across a spectrum of technical understandings, production techniques, use cases, societal implications, and ethical considerations. The A–Z will be refreshed periodically, as new technologies come into play and existing technologies evolve.
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