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Review: Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance

Elon Musk has been called eccentric, egomaniac and outright crazy by his detractors. 
That said, Ashlee Vance presents a well researched unbiased biography of Musk, after talking to people from all walks of his life, people from both the pro and anti Musk groups. My verdict -> it is an amazing book and very well narrated by Fred Sanders. Yes books these days mean ‘Audible’ to me as I go through my 30 min daily morning stationary bike workout.
Musk had a very difficult childhood and came to the US with absolutely no wealth. But his ambition to change the world and his brilliant mind has made him a billionaire today. He has created ‘history changing’ companies like SpaceX, Tesla, SolarCity and many more. Probably history will look back at him and worship him as one of the top contributors to humanity and its survival. The real life iron man.
Musk has set out to correct humanity’s path - a path towards sustainable energy and clean earth, and to turn us to a multi planet species. We d…

AI for Everyone

Few days ago, Coursera launched the 'AI for Everyone' online non-technical course by deeplearning.ai conducted by the famous Andrew NG himself.

'AI for Everyone' gives a very good introduction to AI and you don't have to be a techie to understand this course. It is useful regardless of your background or your current job role. This is a course even CEOs and business leaders can take to get a quick insight of what AI can and can't do. It will provide pointers on how you can get your company and/or your career ready to ride the coming wave of AI. AI is already here and Andrew keeps repeating it is the next Electricity for us. The course provides practical steps and checklists to get you started with your first AI project.

I enjoyed the learning.