Getting Started in Machine Learning & Much More (Zero To Mastery Instructor AMA)

Daniel Bourke


Zero To Mastery Academy Instructor, Daniel Bourke is back for round 2 answering your top upvoted Zero To Mastery community student questions. Daniel answers questions about how to get started in machine learning, freelancing, getting a machine learning job as a newbie/junior and much more.

If you missed it, head here to watch Daniel's first AMA, Tutorial Hell, Work Life Balance, Machine Learning & More.

Daniel is a self-taught Machine Learning Engineer that has worked at one of Australia's fastest-growing artificial intelligence agencies, Max Kelsen, and is now using his expertise to teach thousands of students data science and machine learning as an instructor for the ZTM Academy.

Quick Note: Scroll down below the video to see some of the topics covered.

Additional resources 👇:

  1. Daniel's course - Complete Machine Learning and Data Science: Zero to Mastery
  2. Machine Learning Monthly Newsletter 💻🤖

Without further ado...


Here are some of the topics covered if you want to skip ahead:

  • 0:00 - Intro
  • 6:00 - QA start
  • 6:20 - The next 6-months of data science
  • 11:39 - ML & AI for robotics
  • 16:28 - Software engineering + machine learning
  • 23:00 - Medium size business vs. 2-3 small businesses
  • 26:10 - What do companies look for in junior ML engineers?
  • 33:30 - How do you choose a great side project?
  • 41:46 - Viewpoint on fitness guru Daniel Bourke
  • 43:45 - Number one rule for coding Python
  • 46:21 - Do I use paid ads for my Udemy course?
  • 46:35 - My advice on marketing
  • 52:20 - What parts of computer science should I learn?
  • 54:50 - Teach yourself computer science
  • 57:12 - What is your daily schedule like?
  • 1:01:58 - How is your business structured?
  • 1:04:22 - How much do you pay yourself?
  • 1:06:59 - How do I find people to work in my start-up business?
  • 1:11:50 - How come you don't claim your YouTube ad revenue?
  • 1:15:39 - Thoughts on AI & Blockchain
  • 1:18:26 - I've finished some courses, what should I do now?
  • 1:20:53 - Who would win in a fight? Data Scientist vs. Machine Learning Engineer
  • 1:24:13 - How can a newbie break into machine learning?
  • 1:25:00 - Skills to start freelancing


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