Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a set of computer science techniques that, as Stanford professorAndrew Ngis fond of saying, gives your software super powers.

Building on ourPrimer on Artificial Intelligence, this microsite is intended to help newcomers (both non-technical and technical) begin exploring whats possible with AI. Weve met with hundreds of Fortune 500 / Global 2000 companies, startups, and government policy makers asking: How do I get started with artificial intelligence? and What can I do with AI in my own product or company?

This site is designed as a resource for anyone asking those questions, complete with examples and sample code to help you get started.

While there are dozens of excellent tutorials available on the web (once youve figured out what library or API you want to use – weve listed a few of our favorites in the Reference section), we felt a pre-tutorial — a Chapter 0 if you will, was missing: something that would help you survey the landscape broadly; to give you a sense of whats possible; and help you think about how you might use artificial intelligence techniques to make your software smarter, your users happier, and your business better.

While this playbook is written for a general audience, weve written some sample code and shared both the code and data sets onGitHubto encourage those who want to play with some software to do so. Please send us feedback ata16z-ai-