Top AI & Data Science Newsletters On Substack

Artificial Intelligence is a highly dynamic field. And newsletters are a great way to get up to speed with the latest developments in AI.

Of late, Substack has emerged as an essential platform that allows creators to deliver the news directly to the reader. Writers can even monetise their newsletters by putting it behind a paywall. The platform has already racked up over 250,000 subscribers just three years into the launch. 

Here, in no particular order, we list some of the most useful newsletters in AI, ML and Data Science on Substack.

The Belamy by Analytics India Magazine

Analytics India Magazine’s newsletter goes by the name The Belamy. The weekly newsletter lines up insightful articles on data, AI, machine learning, and the latest developments in emerging technologies. The Belamy also shares resource materials for hands-on projects and in-depth interviews from the industry mavens.

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The newsletter ‘curated by the industry insiders’ runs on the motto: making people ‘smarter about artificial intelligence, 5 minutes a time’. The newsletter riffs on machine learning concepts, distils key research papers to a few paragraphs, breaks down new frameworks and platforms in concise summaries, and delivers the latest news from the world of artificial intelligence. 

TheSequence Edge is another semi-weekly subscription-based newsletter under the same banner covering topics such as– machine learning concepts to learn, summaries of machine learning research papers, and new ML frameworks.

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Data Machina

The weekly newsletter curates interesting resources in AI, machine learning, data science, and data engineering. Data Machina’s subscribers include ML professionals, researchers, and analysts.

In the free version, users receive a bi-weekly, condensed version of Data Machina. Paid subscribers get the full version with the latest contents and insights every week. 

The newsletter has a ‘highly-curated’ section of the most interesting AI/ML topic of the week under the 10-Link-o-Troned section, and shares practical codes and machine learning projects, and datasets for machine learning, etc.

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The AI Ethics Brief

The AI Ethics Brief is the mouthpiece of Montreal AI Ethics Institute, a non-profit research institute working in applied technical and policy research in ethical and safe AI.

Every week, this newsletter delivers the latest scoop from the world of AI ethics in your inbox, apart from providing an expert commentary on the research and development in AI from around the world. The free newsletter runs on donations.

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Gradient Flow

Gradient Flow provides high-quality resource material on data, technology and business — with Ben Lorica, Chief Data Scientist at O’Reilly Media at the helm of affairs. The main focus is on machine learning and AI. Gradient Flow was named as one of the Top 10 websites for Data Scientists by edtech platform Coursera. The eponymous newsletter shares highlights from its podcasts, trends in AI and machine learning, and more.

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Our Data-Driven Future

This newsletter is managed and published by Ganes Kesari, co-founder of Gramener, where he also serves as the chief data scientist. A ‘data science thought leader’ with over 17 years of experience, Kesari writes about data science-related innovations and how it impacts people, insights on how data science can transform organisations, and other updates on his most popular talks and articles.

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ChinaAI, as the name suggests, deals with artificial intelligence-related developments at the Asian powerhouse. The newsletter offers English translations of articles and documents from Chinese government offices, think tanks, media, and other experts on artificial intelligence, ML and data science.

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Shraddha Goled
I am a technology journalist with AIM. I write stories focused on the AI landscape in India and around the world with a special interest in analysing its long term impact on individuals and societies. Reach out to me at

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