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The Best AI Newsletters Categorized By Experience Level

AI moves so quick I can't even keep up with it. I've gone through many AI newsletters over the last year when many of these started and put together a list of some of the best
Updated June 11, 2024
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A wide, futuristic digital collage featuring various elements representing AI and technology, made with DALL-E 3

AI is rapidly transforming the way we live and work. Regardless of your specialities, new tools are rapidly being released to advance the marketing, technological, and creative industries.

With this flood of content comes the importance of sifting the quality from the noise. There's simply so much happening in such a short period of time that it's hard to keep up with what actually matters. That's where newsletters are helpful.

We've broken down each of these to help you figure out if you should subscribe to it based on what you want to see.

The Best AI Newsletters That Currently Exist

This list isn't sponsored. I've gone through each of these and only highlighted ones that post quality content

1) AI Breakfast

Covers:

  • AI Industry Growth & Companies
  • AI in Policy and Security
  • AI Innovations in Tech & Services

Who Should Subscribe:

  • Professionals in Tech & AI
  • Policy Makers & Security Experts
  • Innovators & Researchers

Not For:

  • Non-Technical Readers
  • Readers Outside of the AI/Tech Sphere
  • Casual Tech Enthusiasts
AI Breakfast newsletter example stories and content

2) Ben's Bites

Covers:

  • Latest AI Hardware Developments
  • Advancements & Predictions
  • AI Accessibility & Business Models

Who Should Subscribe:

  • AI Researchers & Developers
  • Entrepreneurs and Startup Junkies
  • General Enthusiasts & Investors

Not For:

  • Non-Technical Readers
  • General Business People
  • Casual Tech Users
Ben's Bites example newsletter & inside content

3) The Rundown

Covers:

  • Advancements in AI Models & Hardware
  • AI Tools & Applications
  • AI Industry News & Opportunities

Who Should Subscribe:

  • People Seeking AI Careers
  • Developers & Creators
  • Researchers

Not For:

  • General News Readers
  • Non-Techy Audience
  • Casual Technology Users
The rundown AI newsletter example of an introduction paragraph

4) The Batch

Covers:

  • General AI
  • AI Regulation
  • News

Who Should Subscribe:

  • General AI Readers
  • Industry Observers
  • AI Learners & Educators

Not For:

  • Those uninterested in news, policy, and regulation
The Batch AI newsletter recent stories

5) Visually AI

Covers:

  • Custom GPT Stuff
  • Gen AI Updates
  • AI Tools & Apps

Who Should Subscribe:

  • Hobbyists & Developers
  • Generative AI Enthusiasts
  • Creative Professionals

Not For:

  • People Uninterested in Creativity
Visually AI newsletter by Heather Cooper

6) Adepto

Covers:

  • Custom GPTs & ChatGPT
  • Weekly Startups & Tools
  • General News

Who Should Subscribe:

  • Startups
  • Developers
  • Really anyone interested in Tech

Not For:

  • People looking to learn rather find out news

7) Unwind AI

Unwind is an up & coming casual newsletter about the newest advancements over the last few weeks. I really like this one because it has a few spicy takes in it. There's more opinionated pieces and thoughts on what's going on in the community.

You'll see weekly tools, news, memes, and more. The newsletter is a good if you want a tiny bit about everything, but seems to brush over things quickly. If you're looking for something more in-depth, this isn't the newsletter for you. If you want something brief, this might be your newsletter!

Unwind AI newsletter screenshot showing a few technology picks in the AI industry over the last week

8) The Music Futurist

Are you an avid music lover?

I am. And I'm quite terrified! If you want the most updated news in the world of AI & music, this newsletter is for you.

The creator of Music Futurist writes specific to how music is being disrupted through Artificial Intelligence. Chris Egan writes about things like clicking buttons to produce music, philosophical questions about music in AI, and competition in AI songwriting (cool, right?)

9) Not A Bot

Overview: Not A Bot is a free newsletter about AI, not written by AI. It’s a standout newsletter with over 50000 subscribers that features a mix of articles, opinion pieces, and interviews with experts in the field. And, if you’re ever in doubt of their credibility, Not A Bot has also solidified its reputation as one of the best newsletters in the AI field by bringing in heavy-hitting industry guests like Mark Cuban.

Best For: Hobbyists, business owners, students, industry participants — basically, anyone looking for the latest news about AI and some industry insights. 

Not For: Anyone who wants something more formal that reads more like a newspaper. Also, anyone with no interest in AI.

10) The Intelligence Age

Overview: The Intelligence Age is an insightful daily newsletter with 50,000 and growing subscribers. It’s run by industry veterans from NASA, Stanford, and Goldman Sachs. Their content encompasses PSAs, news articles, and tutorials.

Best For: Their landing page claims that it’s a great newsletter for startups and SME business leaders but, beyond that, I also recommend The Intelligence Age for anyone deeply interested in learning the in-and-outs of the AI-sphere.

Not For: Anyone looking for something more humorous and light.

11) The Algorithm

Overview: The Algorithm is a newsletter run by Melissa Heikkilä of the MIT Technology Review which aims to “demystify artificial intelligence.” Week after week, she picks an AI breakthrough and breaks it down for the normal person. Through her breadth of AI knowledge and writing ability, she’s able to simplify complex concepts like the science behind LLMs and how AI can design new proteins for medicine.

Best For: Hardcore AI enthusiasts who are looking to widen their knowledge about artificial intelligence.

Not For: Business owners or hobbyists who are looking for tutorials instead of opinion pieces and explanatory texts.

12) Alpha Signal

Overview: Alpha Signal is a tech-heavy newsletter by researchers, for researchers. It has one of the largest reader bases with 120,000 and growing subscribers. Unlike other AI newsletters, it’s focused on one aspect of its development: machine learning. So, if you ever find yourself wanting to be engaged with the latest intelligent systems trends, give Alpha Signal a read.

Best For: Researchers and developers looking to equip themselves with the latest in machine learning.

Not For: AI users who will never touch the back-end of a software.

13) AI Tidbits

Overview: Feeling lost on the latest AI trends? AI Tidbits is a quick way to get back in touch with what’s new. Their weekly AI roundups consist of the newest technologies, improvements on existing AI platforms, and important news around the world about AI. More than that, they also compile useful resources that could supercharge your AI experience.

Best For: Hobbyists and casual users who are looking for a simple and bite-sized way of learning about AI trends.

Not For: Hardcore enthusiasts who are more interested with how AI works.

14) Interconnects

Overview: Interconnects is a long-form newsletter aimed at providing the latest news and serious opinion pieces. Since the writer is a machine learning engineer by day, you can expect comprehensive deep dives into the latest developments in the realm of AI. 

Best For: Coders, researchers, and tech enthusiasts. Anyone who is or wants to be involved in AI development.

Not For: The everyday person just looking for something light.

15) Through The Noise

Overview: Are you unsatisfied with your latest AI experiences? From prompt engineering to compiling information about the latest in AI — Through The Noise has your back. It’s a great newsletter if you’re looking for something to enhance your AI skills and stand out from your peers.

Best For: Hobbyists and business owners (or concerned employees) who are expanding their AI knowledge.

Not For: Developers and researchers. Anyone who prefers long-form content.

16) The Sequence

Overview: The Sequence is your one-stop-shop for keeping up with the latest AI trends including new applications, groundbreaking research, up-and-coming startups, and news articles.

Best For: Researchers and tech enthusiasts who are profoundly into machine learning innovations.

Not For: Non-tech-savvy readers.

17) Last Week in AI

Overview: Get a weekly rundown of how AI affects the world with Last Week in AI — a newsletter dedicated to giving you the latest in AI news. From the launch of AI in China to the ongoing discussion of artificial intelligence in the US Senate, Last Week in AI provides a digestible summary of everything you need to know.

Best For: Anyone who has ever used AI — after all, it’s always good to know about the implications of the technologies you’re using.

Not For: Anyone who doesn’t like long-form content.

18) AI Ethics Brief

Overview: From deepfakes to the accessibility of AI in classrooms, there is much to talk about regarding the ethics of artificial intelligence. AI Ethics Brief’s mission is to “democratize AI ethics literacy” and they accomplish this through thorough research and deep dive articles that answer how we should actually use AI.

Best For: Researchers and enthusiasts who are attempting to understand the ethics and morality of AI. Policymakers who wants to properly regulate AI systems.
Not For: People who are more interested in maximizing AI instead of regulating them.

19) Ai5

The Ai5 newsletter is quite a fun new AI newsletter that focuses on practical AI applications, the latest AI tools, and AI news and events.

Ai5 separates itself from some other current newsletters by avoiding long and dry reads, instead offering quick, fun, and interactive bites of AI tips, stories, and everything interesting!

20) Synthetic Mind

Overview: The Synthetic Mind newsletter is a perfect choice for anyone interested in Artificial Intelligence, but who doesn't have the time or desire to delve into lengthy articles or technical jargon. This weekly newsletter provides a concise and engaging overview of the most relevant topics, news, and software updates in the AI industry. In just a 5-minute read, readers can stay up-to-date on the latest developments and advancements in the field.

Best for: Tech enthusiasts, business moguls, students and academics in computer science & engineering, and anyone else with an interest in how AI is shaping our world.

Not for: In-depth technical or math-heavy readers, long-form readers, or more formal audiences.

Synthetic Mind AI newsletter and inside content

Wrapping Up

Ultimately, the right AI newsletter is the one that meets your needs and keeps you informed about the latest developments in the field based on what you already know

All of these newsletters are great choices for staying up to date with the latest AI knowledge and news. Some are more tech focused while some are more conversational. Regardless of your knowledge in the field, all of these newsletters will at least teach you something.

It's really an exciting time to get involved with AI and Machine Learning. It's really the first time since the internet that we've collectively seen such a huge interest on something in the tech world that actually has benefits. It's an exciting time for sure.

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Written by Justin Gluska
Justin is the founder of Gold Penguin, a business technology blog that helps people start, grow, and scale their business using AI. The world is changing and he believes it's best to make use of the new technology that is starting to change the world. If it can help you make more money or save you time, he'll write about it!
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