I’m often asked where’s the best place to get started in data science and AI. My answer is almost always the same: statistics. Statistics is the bedrock of data science and it’s a core pillar of AI. You could make the argument that statistics make up the core for understanding reality itself, but I have not had enough coffee yet to engage in such philosophical banter.

Here’s a great video on Probability vs. Likelihood. In common conversation we tend to use these words interchangeably. However, statisticians make a clear distinction that is important to understand if you want to follow their logic. Like most of statistics, they are both super simple and easy to get mixed up. F