I am not good at advanced math. Can I still learn ML? If yes, then how should I start preparing to get a good job five years from now.

Can you tell me some references from where to start learning ML, since I am a beginner ?

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    $\begingroup$ This is not really answerable. What is "advanced math"? I suspect you mean math that you personally find hard - this varies a lot from person to person. It would be better to state the level of math that you are comfortable with. Do you have a STEM-based degree (Maths, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science etc)? By "learn AI" do you mean to be able to write code that uses it to perform tasks, or are you looking to solve problems in AI? Even with these details it would be very hard to give you career advice (and the question may be closed). Wiithout them, it is impossible. $\endgroup$ – Neil Slater Mar 6 at 10:15
  • $\begingroup$ @chetansharma if you liked my answer, please check it as right answer. $\endgroup$ – ddaedalus May 18 at 21:45

At first, I recommend you start with some Coursera material.

I suggest you try 3Blue1Brown on YouTube, in order to understand the intuition of some useful mathematical concepts.

Then, when you feel more comfortable with ML concepts and problems, I suggest you try reading some fundamental books like:

  • Bishop: Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning,
  • Shai Shalev-Shwartz and Shai Ben-David: Understanding Machine Learning: From Theory to Algorithms
  • Sutton, Barto: Introduction to Reinforcement Learning

You can also try some great more advanced practical specializations like:

As a more advanced reader of ML, you could start reading papers about Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning, Natutal Language Processing etc.

Of course and you can, when you keep yourself motivated!


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