At the moment, it comprises seven videos that starts with an introduction to neural networks (which “only assumes basic knowledge of Python and a vague recollection of calculus from high school”)…
…and ends with an exercise where you build a basic GPT to generate random Shakespearean dialogue:
Working on my favorite Python tool — Jupyter Notebook — Karpathy walks you step by step through the process of building an AI/ML application, explaining the “whys” along the way.
There’ve been requests for a more “slowed down” version of these videos, and I might have to take up that challenge.
Who is Andrej Karpathy?
His most recent gig was being Tesla’s director of artificial intelligence, a job he had from June 2017 until he resigned in July 2022. Before that, he founded an AI group you may have heard of: OpenAI, as in the people behind ChatGPT.
Born in 1986 in Bratislava, he and his family moved to Toronto when he was 15. He has a bachelor’s in computer science and physics from the University of Toronto, a master’s from University of British Columbia, and a PhD from Stanford, where his specialty was natural language processing and computer vision.
Want to know more about Andrej Karpathy and have a long drive or need something to listen to while working out? Check out this lengthy interview (three and half hours!), even if you do it in installments…