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Pragmatic AI: An Introduction to Cloud-Based Machine Learning, First Edition by Noah Gift

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Preface

About twenty years ago I was working at Caltech in Pasadena and I dreamed of someday working with AI on a daily basis. At the time, in the early 2000s, it was not a popular time to be interested in AI. Despite that, here we are, and this book culminates a lifelong obsession with AI and science fiction. I feel very lucky to have rubbed elbows with some of top people in AI while at Caltech, and undoubtedly this experience led me down the road to writing this book.

Beyond just AI, however, I have also had an obsession with both automation and pragmatism. This book incorporates those themes as well. As a seasoned experience manager, consistently shipping products and surviving terrible, horrible, no-good technology has made me practical. ...

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