The Best Articles in Machine Learning

The most useful articles in Machine Learning from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Machine Learning Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved in Machine Learning by Refind users in 2023.

  1. What Is ChatGPT Doing … and Why Does It Work?
  2. Google "We Have No Moat, And Neither Does OpenAI"
  3. Free AI for Beginners Course
  4. Consciousness: New Concepts and Neural Networks
  5. AI Prompt Engineering Isn’t the Future


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Thought Leaders

We monitor hundreds of thought leaders, influencers, and newsletters in Machine Learning, including:

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Andrew Ng

Co-Founder of Coursera; Stanford CS adjunct faculty. Former head of Baidu AI Group/Google Brain. #ai #machinelearning, #deeplearning #MOOCs

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Hilary Mason

Co-Founder of @HiddenDoorCo. Formerly Founder of @FastForwardLabs (acquired by @Cloudera). I ♥ data and cheeseburgers. She/her.

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Demis Hassabis

Co-founder & CEO Google DeepMind - working on AGI. Trying to understand the fundamental nature of reality. Also revolutionising drug discovery @IsomorphicLabs

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The Gradient

The Gradient cuts through the hype and the cynicism to provide accessible, sophisticated reporting on the latest AI research.

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OpenAI’s mission is to ensure that artificial general intelligence benefits all of humanity. We’re hiring:

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