I want to start implementing some of my mathematics knowledge into programming through AI.
Back 3 months ago I had no idea what is AI, but then I took Machine Learning course on Coursera and finally realized how much maths is included in AI.
However I wasn't able to finish the course with good understanding of what is going on in algorithms because I have no idea what are derivates yet, we haven't studied that in school yet ( will do this year ).
Now... before we study that, I would like to get familiar with some simpler algorithms than Neural Networks.
I've heard of genetics algorithm.. minimax...
Could you tell me which algorithm might be the best for start, if we take in consideration that I don't understand derivates yet?