5 Artificial Intelligence experts you should follow on YouTube

AI is undoubtedly one of the hottest topics of the moment. Everybody talks about it, but do they really know what AI is?  

Artificial Intelligence is a wide-ranging field involving a variety of different aspects and subtopics. It can be quite overwhelming for a beginner to approach it or to keep up to date with the latest breakthroughs. So, what resources should you include in your learning roadmap? 

We asked our team of AI experts for the best free online tools to learn about  AI and keep up to date with the latest developments and they all agreed that Youtube should be one of your go-to channels.

So, without further ado, here are 5 AI Youtube channels you should definitely include in your roadmap!

What’s AI? is the channel of Louis Bouchard, a young and talented Canadian graduate student in AI. The aim of this channel – whose name is self-explanatory – is to make AI accessible to (almost) everyone.

Bouchard publishes one video a week, offering interesting content while keeping things simple. Each video focuses on one of the latest AI innovations, explaining it in a comprehensive but concise manner. The content is well edited and of high quality. Plus, the narrative is clear and very easy to follow. 

This channel is definitely a good starting point for beginners to grasp new complex technologies. Moreover, thanks to the well cited references, you can always delve deeper if you want to. 

You may have already heard about this channel, but it is worth mentioning in this list. Created in 2006, Two Minute Papers is perhaps one of the most popular science channels. Its strength lies in effectively “squeezing” an understanding of interesting research works into just a couple of minutes (often a little longer). 

The channel is run by Dr. Károly Zsolnai-Fehér, an independent Hungarian researcher with a PhD in computer graphics and machine learning. In each video, Zsolnai-Fehér breaks down a new scientific paper, aiming to convey its fundamental ideas.

Thanks to the simple and captivating format, the content is also accessible to beginners. However, this does not mean that it is not suitable for a more experienced audience. In fact, the channel offers a useful view of the latest advances. 

Sparkd AI is our very own YouTube channel and it  is a very useful tool for those who want to learn about AI both for business and educational purposes. Our team of machine learning experts and PhD level engineers provides our audience with clear practical content, ranging from short demos, how-tos and detailed explanations of different technologies, our videos focus on machine learning techniques and computer vision – arguably the most in vogue topic at the moment. Sparkd AI’ s content offers a real view of what it means to work with AI and the advantages it can provide in many areas.

To AI beginners, we suggest also to include the channel  101 Question of AI  in their learning roadmap. In this weekly series our CEO Dr. Luca Marchesotti answers questions about  AI in bite-sized episodes of less than 15 minutes. Topics include AI’s creative ability, misconceptions about AI, and AI in Social Media, just to name a few.

The point of WelcomeAIOverlords is to help people level up their machine learning skills. The channel is run by Zac Jost, a Research Scientist at Amazon Web Services. 

The interesting thing about this channel is that it offers video lectures on many aspects of AI. Yet Jost is committed to eliminating formalism and unnecessary complexity. This way, the lectures become straightforward and it is easier to understand the key points.

Moreover, Jost firmly believes that you learn best by doing. For this reason, he provides hands-on videos along with the theoretical lessons. This allows you to learn how to work in practice on technologies from scratch. 

Yannic Kilcher is a PhD from ETH Zurich’s data analytics lab and is now the Chief Technology Officer of DeepJudge. Having experience in the field, he decided to open his own YouTube channel. 

Kilcher usually covers machine learning research papers, programming, and issues within the AI community. In addition, he focuses on the broad impact of AI in society. His videos are always very informative and detailed. But most likely the reason for his popularity is the fact that he is also entertaining. In this way, learning complex concepts is made enjoyable and not at all tedious.

Final thoughts

As we have already said, AI is a very broad field, but you have to start somewhere. Even if you already have experience in the field, it is crucial not to fall behind. AI experts’ Youtube channels help you with this. 

In this article, we have listed only 5 of the many YouTube channels dealing with Artificial Intelligence. Our final advice is to start by subscribing to these, then find the ones that suit you best and include them in your roadmap. 


Author Federica Baldi


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