AI will cause some major changes in our society. To get a better understanding of these potential changes, their challenges and prospects,

I highly recommend reading the book The Second Machine Age, by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee.

You can download the first chapter of the book here .

The WIRED magazine has from time to time good articles on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. See for example this interview or this article or this article.

An interesting article by the Quanta Magazine on Data Driven Science

Two interesting papers on some of the mathematical challenges of Big Data:

D. Donoho: High-Dimensional Data Analysis: The Curses and Blessings of Dimensionality .

D. Donoho: 50 years of Data Science .

The Nuit Blanche Blog is a good source for recent developments related to machine learning, data science, compressive sensing, ...

** Lectures: **

- Introductory Lecture .
- Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning - Overview.
- Lecture note on phenomena in high dimensions.
- Lecture notes on SVD and PCA.
- Lecture notes on PageRank.
- Lecture notes on kmeans and Lloyd's algorithm.
- Lecture notes on the graph Laplacian.
- Lecture notes on spectral clustering.
- Lecture notes on Johnson-Lindenstrauss dimension reduction.
- Lecture notes on compressive sensing.

** Data sets: **
Here you can find some data sets.