I am a secondary school teacher (over 20 years -taught pretty much everything) who wants to explore the Ethics of AI, as a possible career change or to teach my students about. My main area where I lack experience is coding, but it seems with programs like ChatGPT that may not be such a big issue or if I could work with someone else to do the coding. Thoughts? I want to explore ways to help our world get better by incorporating AI into our daily life now and and into the future!
I am also a beginner in learning about AI and ML, but I can give a few tips as per my understanding. Again, I might be wrong in some cases, so please correct me.
- you don’t need to learn extensive coding only the basics of Python will do I guess. As for AI, you will need to have an understanding of how different models work.
- You can start attending conferences and should join communities related to the field. websites like “AI EThics lab” and “Future of Life” might be a good start.
Additionally, online courses, books, and research papers can be of great help.
Hope this was helpful!
that’s really cool! Thanks for your question!
I recently saw this newly announced specialization: AI for Good Specialization - DeepLearning.AI, which seems to be a great fit for your plans. At the moment joining the waitlist is possible.
I believe practice is key - so I would suggest to get your hands dirty rather sooner than later. On this note, many fellow learners recommended this Python specialization which I would suggest to check out!
What worked really well for fellow learners and also me was to check on interesting concepts and academic papers w/ published code, e.g. on https://paperswithcode.com/ as well as playing around with algorithms and creating or adapting relevant models, see also some GitHub repos which contribute to the personal area of interest.