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Essential Math for Machine Learning: Python Edition

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Learn the essential mathematical foundations for machine learning and artificial intelligence.
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Usually MOOC for resume don't help as everyone does them. The advice that I found useful for resume building is working on projects that you can catalog in a portfolio.

With regards to gaining math skills, this upcoming MOOC from Microsoft on EdX looks promising[1].

[1] https://www.edx.org/course/essential-mathematics-for-artific...

edem
So you suggest that I should learn from MOOC then go on and work on some projects so that I can prove I really know it.
CoVar
Exactly. And to take it one step further, choose one industry you are interested in. That way you will gain invaluable domain experience as you add relevant portfolio projects.

If you don't have an industry in mind, you can use a site like glassdoor.com and search for data scientist positions by city and industry to get a feel for demand.

edem
Full disclosure: I'm in the industry for 10+ years as a programmer. I just realized that if I want to move in the AI direction I'll need some math education. I don't want to become a data scientist.
petemir
Link didn't work for me. This one [1] did.

[1] https://www.edx.org/course/essential-mathematics-for-artific...

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