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Are you a decision-maker struggling to understand the basics of machine learning? Do you feel overwhelmed and lost by the technical jargon and advanced concepts? You’re not alone. Harrisburg University of Science and Technology associate professor Dr. Farooq Anjum has authored a new book called “AI Demystified for Absolute Beginners” that simplifies the complexities of machine learning for beginners.

In this book, readers learn about the capabilities of machine learning and how it differs from traditional software.

You don’t need to be a data scientist or have a background in mathematics or programming to understand the concepts presented in this book. Professor Anjum explains the basic concepts of AI systems and model building and compares this with mental models and software models in clear and concise language while avoiding all technical jargon.

By the end of this book, you’ll have a solid understanding of how machine learning can benefit your business and be empowered to discuss machine learning concepts with your data scientists. “AI Demystified for Absolute Beginners” is the perfect introduction for those new to machine learning.

More information on the book, which Amazon publishes, can be found online at 

Anjum teaches courses on AI and blockchain in the Information Systems Engineering and Management graduate program at Harrisburg University. He is an expert with over 20 years of experience building complex systems, focusing on wireless, machine learning, and cyber-security. An architect of a wireless network for IoT devices deployed in 30+ countries. He successfully launched several consumer-facing products, including mobile TV, at Qualcomm. Systems engineering experience on Qualcomm’s first app store in the world.

His current research interests are in the areas of Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain. Also, he is very interested in entrepreneurship. Along these lines, he co-founded a venture-backed company ( focused on leveraging AI concepts to help farmers increase their crop yields. Finally, he has published more than 100 research papers, been awarded multiple best paper awards, and granted several patents.


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