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Ask HN: Starting machine learning? Books, videos and other resources
20 points by sergiotapia on Aug 28, 2016 | hide | past | favorite | 9 comments
I want to start learning about machine learning.

I'm a seasoned software developer, worked with things like C#, Ruby, Go, Javascript, Elixir throughout the years.

Never touched machine learning, but eager to get started.

How would you recommend a developer start diving into machine learning?

Any paid for video resources or books?

Two that I have enjoyed:

1. "Machine Learning" - Murphy

It's a classic and a rigorous introduction to the subject. It focuses on theory over implementation so it's more for developing a principled understanding of machine learning fundamentals than for getting you up to speed with modern tools necessary for solving real problems.

2. "Neural Networks and Deep Learning" - Nielson

This is a free online book that is very accessible and engaging. It covers basic theory and implements examples in Python.

Do you know about Coursera Machine Learning Course:- https://www.coursera.org/learn/machine-learning

I created a video course aimed at ML enthusiasts with software experience. It introduces Google's TensorFlow library, walks through code examples, and tries intuitively explain some of the statistics. https://www.packtpub.com/big-data-and-business-intelligence/...

But I also agree with other posters that you should study fundamental statistics first.

Start by learning statistics. http://www-bcf.usc.edu/~gareth/ISL/

Here's a few resources:

Free Machine Learning Books: https://hackerlists.com/free-machine-learning-books/

Beginner Machine Learning Courses: https://hackerlists.com/beginner-ml-courses/

Tensorflow Resources - https://hackerlists.com/tensorflow-resources/

Came here to ask the same question. I'm a seasoned dev and UX designer. Really interested in where i can use design thinking with machine learning and needed a few starting points.

Besides tutorials and books, are there friendly communities for novices? Any interesting libraries to jump start projects?

I have just created an article where I have collected the best AI resources I could find:


    Machine Learning Recipes with Josh Gordon
    A series of videos baked by Google Developers' YouTube channel

Check Udacity, Coursera and Edx.

Andrew Ng's course is a nice one.

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