Videos/Video Series

  • Andrej Karpathy’s Neural Networks: Zero to Hero: This series is one of, if not the best AI course/series by one of the most impactful researchers in Artificial Intelligence. Having taught the first deep learning course (also available online) at Stanford and helping build both OpenAI and Tesla, Karpathy is absolutely a leader and expert in the field. The series focuses on building machine learning foundations from scratch in order to provide an understanding from the ground up, no libraries, just pure python. You can see the full syllabus here. Karpathy does suggests having a decent grip on Python and some basic math, but don’t worry, the math part is pretty intuitive. If I could only recommend one thing to anyone interested in machine learning, it would be this series.


  • The Wikicast Podcast: Readers of the podcast enjoy Simon and Dan’s delightful ramblings about a randomly selected weekly Wikipedia article. From there, the conversations take off, exploring the vast expanse of geek culture, the melodies of music, and so much more. As the two hosts navigate through the rabbit holes of their chosen topics, listeners are treated to laughter, expected unexpected-tangents, and a loving embrace of their vibrant community.
  • The Lex Fridman Podcast: Join the conversations with Lex Fridman, a professor renowned for his work in AI, as he leads you through captivating discussions that span the spectrum of human knowledge. From AI and science to philosophy and society, Lex’s podcast is a treasure trove of thought-provoking chats. Strap in for insights from diverse guests as you explore the fascinating landscape of the human intellect.
  • The WinWin Podcast: An excellent podcast hosted by Liv Boeree, an ex professional poker player turned science communicator. The podcasts name “win-win” is based off her personification of the antithesis of the game theory idea of Moloch. Liv interviews guests focusing on topics such as: Competition / Moloch, AI / alignment, Game theory, Science, Social media, and more.


  • Life 3.0 by Max Tegmark: Embark on a mind-bending exploration of artificial intelligence and its profound implications with “Life 3.0” by Max Tegmark. This book takes readers on a captivating journey into the future, where AI evolves into a force that surpasses human intelligence. Tegmark, a renowned physicist, unveils scenarios ranging from utopian possibilities to potential pitfalls. As you flip through the pages, you’ll ponder questions about the nature of consciousness, the meaning of intelligence, and humanity’s role in shaping the AI-driven world. Whether you’re a curious researcher or an AI enthusiast, this book is a gateway to contemplate the boundless possibilities that await.
  • Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Dive into the world of peak human experience with “Flow” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. This groundbreaking book delves into the concept of “flow,” that magical state of complete absorption and focus where time seems to stand still. Csikszentmihalyi, a prominent psychologist, presents insights from decades of research, unraveling the conditions that lead to effortless productivity and deep fulfillment. Through captivating anecdotes and scientific exploration, you’ll uncover how to tap into your optimal potential and find joy in the activities that truly matter. “Flow” is not just a book; it’s a guide to living life with a newfound sense of purpose and engagement.
  • Harbinger of Justice by Andrew Watson: Upon the black sands and beneath the ever-watching eyes, a tale of shadow magic and ancient mysteries unfold in this new dark epic fantasy series. - I’m absolutely biased for this one as it was written by my brother, Andrew Watson but if you like fantasy books, check out book one of The Shadowbinders Trilogy.

Tools and Apps

  • Hugging Face: Hugging Face is a dynamic platform that offers a wide range of pre-trained models and tools for natural language processing (NLP), computer vision, and all things AI/ML. Whether you’re an AI expert or a newcomer, Hugging Face is your go-to source for training/inference/finetuning advanced open-source models in your projects.
  • ChatGPT: You know what this is, LLMs are helpful with everything from everyday task automation, advice, scientific research, etc.
  • Obsidian: Obsidian is like having a digital brain that connects your ideas. It’s where your thoughts become a interconnected-web of notes or markdown files, all linked up like a mind map. No fancy jargon, just a handy place for your brain dumps to mingle and cross-pollinate.
  • Notion: Notion is a web app used for productivity and can be customised to individual needs. Features include: kanban boards, databases, calendars, team collaboration, and much more - if you haven’t heard of notion, do check it out.

More to come, this page will be updated. Some of these recomendations may also become their own post as well.