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?
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.
But I also agree with other posters that you should study fundamental statistics first.
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/
Besides tutorials and books, are there friendly communities for novices? Any interesting libraries to jump start projects?
Machine Learning Recipes with Josh Gordon
A series of videos baked by Google Developers' YouTube channel
Andrew Ng's course is a nice one.