Machine Learning: The New AI (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series): Ethem Alpaydin: 9780262529518: Amazon.com: Books

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This book is an introductory overview of Ethem's detailed text on ML. The text itself has gotten mostly mixed or bad reviews due to a lot of math and algorithms notated without a lot of detailed explanations, however, this is a general reader intro and doesn't go into math, algos in detail, trees, Bayesian logic or even pseudocode, it is more an up to date overview of the field as it exists at this writing. Alpaydin's expensive text, btw, is also available in a very inexpensive Asian edition here on Amazon if you want to brave that difficult book without a lot of investment (Introduction To Machine Learning 3Rd Edition). The present volume is sortof a "ML for Dummies" only updated for the current craze with big data management. There is a lot of history and background that an experienced ML person will find too basic, but as a High School intro or general interested reader intro it is excellent.