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[D] Starting with AI and ML

I recently followed a free MOOC from the university of Helsinki called ‘Elements of AI’. It’s an introduction level course on AI but it woke my interest on AI and I would like to learn more and maybe change my career. I am a senior Java developer and I have a background on engineering so I think the learning courve will not be very stiff.

I started learning Python with the book ‘Python crash course’ by Eric Matthes although I find it very slow for someone with knowledge in another programming language. Is there another better book? I also started ‘Machine Learning’ by Andrew Ng on coursera which I find very good. And I also planned to read Hands-On Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn, Keras, and TensorFlow by Aurélien Géron as it has good reviews although I don’t know if it will be to advanced for me.

Is there a good learning platform for self learning? From my company I have free access to ‘safaribooksonline’ and ‘linkedin learning’, but I don’t mind paying if the content is worth it. What about coursera, udemy, edx, udacity, pluralsight, … ? Is any of those worth it?

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