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Should I try to learn machine learning if I'm a newbie?

evejones profile image Eve Jones ・1 min read

Any opinions on whether or not machine learning would be biting off more than I can chew as a total beginner in the world of programming?

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Joe Tallman

I wouldn’t say it’s biting off more than you can chew, but more of a goal to work towards. If you’re interested in machine learning and are a total beginner to programming, I would consider starting off by learning Python. It’s a beginner friendly language and probably the most popular for artificial intelligence and machine learning.

It’s where I’m starting too. We can be Python buddies!

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Andrew Baisden

Agreed anyone can learn it however make sure that you understand the fundamentals and concepts of programming first. Before you dive into the deep end.

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Matt C

Hey Eve,
Good question. I think the short answer is LEARN whatever you want and like.

For me, I think the next question was 'what do you want to do with it'.

  • If you want to 'see what you can see' then cool, go for it.
  • If you want to get into data science then M.L. could be the start of a new journey.

I am trying to get into DS now and it is a process that (personally) I wish I had some other things under my belt. What you may ask?

I am considering writing an article but I would also be happy to 'chat' too. (BTW, if two people follow each other here then they can chat.)
Matt