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Free Book: Deep Learning
The MIT Press book “Deep Learning” is an excellent primer on deep learning by Ian Goodfellow, Yoshua Bengio and Aaron Courville. The book starts with a friendly introduction to the mathematics of deep learning and then dives straight into the good stuff of deep learning. The book can be read online for free or can be ordered on Amazon as a physical copy.
The Deep Learning textbook is a resource intended to help students and practitioners enter the field of machine learning in general and deep learning in particular. The online version of the book is now complete and will remain available online for free. – From deeplearningbook.org
The 100-page Machine Learning book
The 100-page Machine Learning book is a condensed introduction to essential ML concepts. In the words of the author Andriy Burkov you will learn:
“Supervised and unsupervised learning, support vector machines, neural networks, ensemble methods, gradient descent, cluster analysis and dimensionality reduction, autoencoders and transfer learning, feature engineering and hyperparameter tuning! Math, intuition, illustrations, all in just a hundred pages!” – from themlbook.com
Other Beginner Books
Are you a beginner in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, etc.? The For Dummies series is great for becoming familiar with different topics in A.I.!
A.I. related For Dummies books:
Part of working in the field of ai, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Data Science, etc. is constant learning and keeping up with new innovations. Here are some books that can be useful once you have mastered the basics:
Python is arguably the best and most useful coding language in ai! You can check out CodeCademy for basic coding tutorials. However, if you are looking for more depth, beginner books are great to become familiar with Python.
Books that can help you with learning Python:
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Beginner books on coding:
Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach
Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach is the definitive university textbook on Artificial Intelligence. With 1152 pages this book covers the history of AI and a wide range of AI techniques. Old editions of this book should be available for free on the Internet. You can also order the book on Amazon through this link.
Other Academic Books
Academic books are great for a thorough study of topics in ai. They are trustworthy, erudite and peer-reviewed, but often more expensive than less technical books.
Academic books on ai:
Do you want to combine a nice read with educating yourself on A.I.? Here are some nice non-technical books that discuss A.I. and the future.
Humans Need Not Apply
This book by Jerry Kaplan takes you into the developments of Artificial Intelligence and how new technology will transform the way we live and work. Kaplan discusses the positive as well as the negative consequences. You can order it on Amazon through this link.
A.I. Math Books
A strong foundation of math skills is essential in the field of A.I.
The most important mathematical topics that you will encounter in A.I. are:
- Linear Algebra
- (Multi-variable) Calculus
- Probability and Statistics
A formal study of these topics gives you a strong foundation to work with.
The Youtube educator 3Blue1Brown offers a nice introduction on Linear Algebra and Calculus. You can check out his “Essence of Linear Algebra” and “Essence of Calculus” to get familiar with these topics. A.I. Youtuber Siraj Raval also offers a good introduction to the mathematics of A.I. in his “The Math of Intelligence” series.
Math books that are used in A.I. university studies:
A.I. Fiction Books
If you enjoy reading Science Fiction books, check out this special selection of classic A.I. related novels: