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AI & Data Literacy

By : Bill Schmarzo
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AI & Data Literacy

By: Bill Schmarzo

Overview of this book

AI is undoubtedly a game-changing tool with immense potential to improve human life. This book aims to empower you as a Citizen of Data Science, covering the privacy, ethics, and theoretical concepts you’ll need to exploit to thrive amid the current and future developments in the AI landscape. We'll explore AI's inner workings, user intent, and the critical role of the AI utility function while also briefly touching on statistics and prediction to build decision models that leverage AI and data for highly informed, more accurate, and less risky decisions. Additionally, we'll discuss how organizations of all sizes can leverage AI and data to engineer or create value. We'll establish why economies of learning are more powerful than the economies of scale in a digital-centric world. Ethics and personal/organizational empowerment in the context of AI will also be addressed. Lastly, we'll delve into ChatGPT and the role of Large Language Models (LLMs), preparing you for the growing importance of Generative AI. By the end of the book, you'll have a deeper understanding of AI and how best to leverage it and thrive alongside it.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
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Who this book is for

This book is written for three segments of modern-day citizens:

  • Segment #1 comprises of individuals who seek a deeper understanding of AI and data, particularly regarding their impact on their everyday life. These individuals aspire to gain enough knowledge about AI and data to engage thoughtfully and respectfully with different perspectives and opinions, enabling them to independently evaluate the advantages and risks associated with AI and data.
  • Segment #2 encompasses individuals who are actively seeking to comprehend how AI and data can enhance both their personal lives and professional careers. With a focus on their careers, these individuals seek to understand future educational and personal development requirements. These folks are motivated to gain a better understanding of how AI and data applies directly to their lives, preparing them to grow and advance personally and professionally.
  • Segment #3 consists of individuals who are actively seeking to engage in the definition and oversight of rules and regulations governing the ethical, responsible, and meaningful design and deployment of AI. These individuals are driven by a desire to ensure that all voices and perspectives are considered, aiming to protect society from the careless and malevolent application of AI. Their goal is to create a safe and inclusive environment, where the potential risks and adverse impacts of AI are mitigated while maximizing its benefits for everyone.

While the book delves into some technical aspects, its goal is to explain these topics in a pragmatic manner. The book seeks to help everyone understand key technologies and concepts so they can participate in the discussions about the future applications and potential ramifications of these technologies and concepts. The book offers different ways of engaging with the content, so that anyone who wants to become a Citizen of Data Science can find a suitable and confident way of participating.