Welcome to Artificially Intelligent Claire!
My name is Claire and I’m on a mission to help everyone with understanding big data concepts and how to use artificial intelligence – it is my passion! So much so I want to pass this love on to you!
I help inquisitive millennials who love to learn about tech and artificial intelligence by blogging about learning to code and innovations in AI.
If you are an inquisitive person with a passion for learning about technology, you may occasionally need someone to motivate you but you’re not afraid to give it a go while having fun then I’m excited that you’re here to become part of the Artificially Intelligent Claire Community!
When I’m not studying artificial intelligence, however, you can find me roaming the streets of South East London looking for hidden gems! My friends are always teasing me about my love of all things nerdy and for how much I care about my houseplants! I am a truly dedicated plant mum and proud of it!
Why read Artificially Intelligent Claire?
Have you heard about artificial intelligence in the news and want to learn more about it? You’ve looked around on the internet to try and get a better understand, maybe you’ve even attended a seminar or two but it’s all a bit overwhelming.
You just want someone to explain it to you in a simple and easy to digest way.
Other tech blogs you’ve looked at are so formal and you get bored trying to work out what they’re saying. Let me tell you, I felt exactly the same.
Why do they need to make everything look so dry?
I hate looking at scrolls and scrolls of text and jargon – that’s why I decided I had to make this blog.
I needed to share my passion and prove to you that it wasn’t just totally boring!
Artificially Intelligent Claire is here to help you!
Learning about artificial intelligence
I know how it feels to be starting out trying to learn more about a technical topic, feeling like an idiot cause you can’t understand it, desperately seeking guidance. I remember when I first started in tech, there was so much to learn and everyone seemed to know more than me. As I matured in my role I fell in love with it and wanted to share what I learned with the world.
I want to help you learn about artificial intelligence in a way that works for you.
Reading this blog will give you a solid understanding of the different technologies using artificial intelligence, as well as some great talking points to impress your friends with over dinner. I’ll give you cheat sheets to take away that will allow you to hold your own in any discussion and feel like a total boss!
Want to get started right now? Try this on for size
- Beginner’s Guide to Artificial Intelligence – a one stop shop to get to grips with the core concepts of AI and learn more about how to use it
Learning to program
I don’t just want to teach you about artificial intelligence – I want to give you the power to develop and use it yourself!
Learning to program can be super intimidating. The industry has a reputation for being really nerdy and difficult to break into.
I think it’s time we change that perception.
Having made the move to the tech industry without a computer science (or any technology background), I’m inviting you to join me as I now look to get even techier and re-train as an applied scientist (someone who programs machine learning algorithms).
I’m learning from scratch, sharing how I am teaching myself as well as all the highs and lows.
If I can do it – so can you!
This sound like you and you just want to get started learning? Check this out
- Finding the Code – the guide I wrote whilst choosing which programming course I was going to use. Links to awesome course reviews and comparison sites I found really helpful to get me started
What can I expect to get from Artificially Intelligent Claire?
From Artificially Intelligent Claire you can expect to get:
- Real reviews of online courses I am taking to teach myself to program
- Honest portrayals of the highs and lows I experience as well as how I stay motivated
- Introductions to a variety of ways people and companies are using artificial intelligence to make our lives better (written in normal person speak!)
- To have a laugh – humor is so important to me and I want you to have as much fun reading this blog as I do writing it!
Sound good? Join the Artificially Intelligent family and I’ll send you my free artificial intelligence cheat sheet to get you started!
Your friends are going to be so impressed when you serve up some knowledge to them down the pub later this week!
So who is Artificially Intelligent Claire?
As you may have guessed, my name is Claire. I am a 20 something (fast approaching 30) girl from England who grew up in a small village in the Midlands.
Fun Fact! The area I grew up in is where J. R. R. Tolkien got his inspiration for ‘The Shire’ in the Lord of the Rings series. As you can imagine there are a lot of farms, woods, and areas of beautiful countryside.
I now live in London. I migrated down south like a bird searching for a job after university.
My love of the countryside and nature has stuck with me though and am slowly turning my little flat and balcony into a green haven. I even have a small greenhouse set up and am trying to re-create my parent’s vegetable garden in the city.
My partner Cameron and his family think this is hilarious. They are London natives. But look! I have crops!
What made you want to start Artificially Intelligent Claire?
I studied Chemistry and have always been fascinated by Science and how things work.
After graduating, I worked in research for three years before joining a tech company in 2015.
Since joining the world of tech, I have had the great fortune of being exposed to the power of big data more and more. I get the opportunity to learn about Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. It’s awesome!
I have always loved math and solving problems historically with my dad over tea.
Now, I want to pass this love onto others.
That’s why I started this blog on artificial intelligence. From speaking to friends and family, I think big data, technology, and science can be quite alienating concepts to people and seem elitist. So I’m on a mission to make big data concepts accessible to all!
Whatever your level of understanding, everyone is welcome here!
How is Artificially Intelligent Claire going to make me love artificial intelligence?
So I want to help everyone with understanding big data concepts and share in my love of artificial intelligence.
To do this, I want to prove that anyone can understand, and learn to create machine learning algorithms. I’m teaching myself to do it, learning to program from scratch, and I’m inviting you to join me in the journey.
Specifically for my first test, I want to understand how I can apply machine learning algorithms to understand the commonalities that make things successful.
As an example, what defines a successful book (or blog), what makes a successful relationship? Or a successful movement? I know right! Interesting, huh?
Currently, there are just two minor blockers to my setting out on this mission:
1. I don’t know how to code
2. I have never written an ML (what we cool kids call Machine Learning) algorithm
But we live in the age of technology, and there are infinite resources out there to learn new skills. Surely in this world of EdX, Coursera, and YouTube, a little thing like having no technical knowledge about a subject won’t prevent me from achieving my dreams right?
So that’s a bit about why I have set up this blog on machine learning. learning to program from scratch. Will I achieve my mission? Join me and let’s find out!