In our last post, we looked at some of the best websites and blogs for you to follow in order to keep up to date with the latest news in artificial intelligence. But websites and blogs, you won’t be surprised to know, are not the only place to access the best news. There are tonnes of amazing AI email newsletters out there for you to subscribe to. It’s perhaps the easiest way to get the best AI news on the web filtered directly into your inbox.
I tend to begin my Monday mornings and end my Friday afternoons with a good ol’ read through all the many stories that have hit my inbox throughout the week. Let me tell you, there is a lot of them! Also, because I run my own email newsletter, The Sunday AI Review, staying up to date with the news in artificial intelligence is all the more important. You can be sure, therefore, that you’re getting a true picture here of the best AI newsletters to subscribe to – all tried and tested by yours truly!
So let’s get started…
Cognition X is one of my absolute favourites, though I didn’t realise I was receiving it for ages! Learn from my mistake – the emails come through from the sender Tabitha Goldstaub, not from Cognition X directly! Cog X is a real thought leader in the AI space in the UK, so you absolutely need to sign up to this one for the top news.
Where would any technologist/futurist be without Wired? As the Bible of the Tech industry, Wired is essential reading – end of story.
For me, the MIT Technology Review is as, if not more, valuable than Wired. Their emails come through regularly and, as well as news from MIT itself, it also curates some of the best news from elsewhere. Again, an indispensable resource.
Command Line is the name of The Verge’s daily newsletter, which hits inboxes every afternoon. Command Line highlights the top stories of the day, with the occasional niggling message from their sponsors or partners, but don’t let that deter you.
Andrew Burgess is a blogger and writer of some repute. He has authored The Executive Guide to Artificial Intelligence‘ (Palgrave MacMillan) which provides a non-technical guide to starting your AI journey, and That Space Cadet Glow is a similarly interesting and in-depth email newsletter worth its salt. It takes some time to sit and read, and can look a bit intimidating in terms of word count, but I’d recommend sticking with it.
Rob May’s roundup of stories and commentary on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Neurotechnology is a handy, if wordy, email. It also includes some links to good content from elsewhere online, along with extensive commentary, which although dense is worthwhile.
Inverse is a bit more lighthearted than some of the other AI email newsletters mentioned, but still a good one to be a part of. You will see when you follow the above link that there’s a choice of newsletters to sign up to. Stick with Science & Innovation, which is delivered five times a week. I made the mistake of signing up for the Culture one which can be a bit inane.
As the name suggests, AI Weekly is a weekly email newsletter covering the best in AI and machine learning. It’s proper, grown-up stuff, covering aspects such as Software and Code, hardware, and general Industrial and Workplace related AI news.
Carefully curated by Avinash Hindupur, DeepHunt pulls together stuff from Hindupur’s Medium blog which is, in itself, a curation of great AI content.
Ray Kurzweil, as you may know, is the renowned scientist and futurist who is also Head of Engineering at Google. He’s a massive proponent of things like life expansion, digital immortality and the Singularity, so get ready for some really mind-blowing stuff.
A nice, weekly email from Denny Britz, with over 13,000 subscribers. It delivers a good chunk of news, along with articles and tutorials, code, projects, data and research papers.
Jack Clark is the Strategy and Communications Director at OpenAI and formerly worked as the world’s only neural network reporter at Bloomberg, before that as the world’s only distributed systems reporter at The Register. Import AI is Clark’s weekly newsletter about artificial intelligence, read by more than ten thousand experts.
The O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence email newsletter comes equipped with its O’Reilly pedigree for top level content. You’ll get weekly insight from industry insiders—plus exclusive content, offers, and more on the topic of artificial intelligence.
Azeem Azhar’s newsletter covers great stuff from across tech, politics and science in general. It’s always interesting and engaging – a welcome addition to the inbox every week!
Artificial intelligence doesn’t exist in a vacuum, and this is perfectly obvious to Topbots, whose content covers AI’s applications across business, design, marketing, and customer service as well as technology itself. A great choice for those with a vested interest in AI for its use in industry.
The site at which you sign up doesn’t give much away, but prepare to be surprised…
The Sunday AI Review!
Of course, I couldn’t go without mentioning probably the best artificial intelligence email newsletter on the planet… my own!
I also cover the top news in artificial intelligence every week, and it pops into your inbox every Sunday morning, usually at 9.30am.
I take a look at the top five most shared articles of the week, adding my own thoughts and opinions, as well as some links to my own writing and other stuff on the TDMB blog where applicable. Then there’s also usually a section of my top 10 articles of the week for you to enjoy. It’s all quite non-technical and easy to read, and I like to think it’s a fun newsletter in general.
If you’re interested in signing up, just pop your details in the box below and I’ll get you on the list. There’s no data sharing or junk mail ever (because cringe) so don’t worry!