Top 10 TED Talks Every AI & ML Enthusiast Must Watch

Top 10 TED Talks Every AI & ML Enthusiast Must Watch

If you’re someone considering a career in this field, it is very important that you understand everything about AI and ML correctly.

To help you find answers to all your questions, we’ve put together the 10 best Ted Talks every AI/ML professional should listen to.

1. What is Artificial Intelligence - Sebastian Thrun and Chris Anderson

Artificial Intelligence is a very broad term. There are different types of AI with each having applications of its own. To even decide which field of AI you wish to get into, it’s important that you know what AI exactly is. In this Ted Talk, Chris Anderson explains it in detail.

Watch it here.

2. How to get empowered, not overpowered, by AI - Max Tegmark

For someone new to this field, the concept of AI can be quite overwhelming. Some even find it intimidating that a machine can be intelligent and learn new things faster than humans. But AI, when used correctly, empowers humans to discover new things and reach newer milestones.

That’s exactly what Max Tegmark focuses on in this Ted Talk.

Watch it here.

3. Can we build AI without losing control over it? By Sam Harris.

One of the biggest fears human have is that because of AI and ML, machines will someday take over humanity. A lot of people even oppose development in the field of AI and ML for this very reason.

Whether you’re a fresh graduate in this field or an experienced professional; we’re sure you must’ve had this question. Can we build AI without losing control over it?

Sam Harris answers all your questions in this Ted Talk.

Watch it here.

4. Can AI save our humanity by Kai-Fu Lee

While most people argue that AI will take over humanity, Kai-Fu Lee asks if AI can save humanity.

If you think about it, it’s quite a valid question.

We won’t take sides, but watch the full Ted Talk here and tell us what you think.

5. How to keep human bias out of AI

So, did you watch the previous Ted Talk and pick a side?

This Ted Talk by Kriti Sharma encourages you not to pick sides. She talks about how to embrace AI without any human biases. Watch it here.

6. Machine intelligence makes human morals more important by Zeynep Tufekci

Machines may have become as intelligent as humans. But what makes humans different from machines is their morals and ethics.

In this Ted Talk, Zeynep Tufekci says this is the time humans need to hold onto their morals tighter than ever before.

Watch the full talk here.

7. How machine learning can teach us to build more with Drew Humphreys

Machine learning is a good thing. And you shouldn’t be threatened by it. Instead, what humans should do is learn from it to progress faster.

In this Ted Talk, Drew Humphreys sheds light on how ML is good for humans and how we can benefit from it. Watch it here.

8. How do we learn to work with intelligent machines? By Matt Beane

Intelligent machines intimidate humans. How many times have we seen someone freak out because a machine predicted something about them and it actually came ture?

This Ted Talk by Matt Beane is all about putting aside that fear and learning to work in harmony with machines.

Watch the full talk here.

9. The wonderful and terrifying implications of computers that can learn, by Jeremy Howard

Put aside your fears for a moment and think about it - Isn’t it amazing how far AI and ML has come?

This Ted Talk by Jeremy Howard reflects on just that. Watch it here.

10. The jobs we’ll lose to machines and the ones we won’t, by Anthony Goldbloom

The biggest fear most people have is - will a machine take over my job?

The fact that it happened to so many people doesn’t make it any better.

But what many people forget is that AI and ML have also created several job opportunities.

In this TED Talk, Anthony Goldbloom talks about the jobs machines will take over and the ones it won’t.

Watch it here.

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