Published on June 4, 2019 by

Siraj Raval is an educator, an entertainer, a rapper, and an entrepreneur. He is the founder of School of AI, an online education platform and community that makes topics in data science, machine learning, and AI in general accessible to everyone. You should go to to his YouTube channel and subscribe for many accessible introductory videos on AI. Unlike his YouTube videos, this conversation was a relaxed, low-key chat about his personal story, his process, and his vision. This conversation is part of the Artificial Intelligence podcast. Audio podcast version is available on

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0:00 – Introduction
1:05 – Creating in the face of criticism
4:46 – Growing up
6:00 – Identity
12:29 – School of AI
18:05 – Rap
25:15 – Growth & change
28:28 – Content creation details
53:42 – Inspiration
54:18 – Existential threat of AI
56:39 – Future

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