I am a non technical person, how can I start my career in AI ?

Updated: 3 days ago

Today with so much information floating around AI, it can be really very frustrating for non technical people to understand how to get started, so I though of laying out simple steps for you go get started. Here is a step wise approach to get you started


How to start a career in AI

Step 1 : Kill the fear of AI


The first thing you need to do is eliminate the fear of AI being very complex and only people with great coding skills or mathematical inclination can excel in this field. You just need to loosen up and believe that you can also learn AI even if you understand school level mathematics


Step 2 : Take some basic courses of AI


Start with some simple basic courses of AI, which can give you a good understanding of "What is AI" and "How can you apply it" , check out - https://www.aimadesimple.com/learn-ai , please don't invest in expensive courses which claim that they can make you masters of AI within 3-6 months, you may want to take them, only once when you know the direction you want to take


Step 3 : Read up on AI applications in your interest area or domain


Read up blogs of how AI is being applied in your industry or area of your interest, if your interest area is travelling then follow the Airbnb blogs, if your interest area is e-commerce, then follow the blogs written by amazon, stichfix and certainly you look up https://www.aimadesimple.com/ai-use-cases for all the industry use cases, the more you read the better you will understand.


Step 4 : Try to get a AI mentor to guide you or coach you


AI is very vast, its like an ocean, try to get a mentor to guide you in your journey to learning AI. You may want to follow mentors on linked in and twitter and ask for their guidance


Step 5 : Develop simple project using Non Coding Tools


You don't need to learn python or any other coding language to develop simple AI projects, you can develop simple projects on Non coding platforms developed by google, Microsoft and amazon. This will give you a hands on experience of developing AI models and make you confident on AI - Check this course on Udemy : https://www.udemy.com/course/artificial-intelligence-for-managers/



Step 6 : Be a part of active AI communities


There are many active AI communities on social media,actively participate in them, there is no better way of learning that community learning and you can always post your doubts there and get instant resolutions.


If you have more questions on AI, you may want to look the following blog posts


I Want to learn AI & ML, where should I start ?


What do I need to know in order to become a data scientist?


How to develop an AI Mindset?


Online AI Courses To Get You Started, for Non Technical People.


if you still have any more questions please feel free to drop an email on pallav.modi@aimadesimple.com


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