From the list on machine learning for beginners.
Who am I?
I have been a machine learning engineer applying my ML expertise in computational advertising, and search domain. I am an author of 8 machine learning books. My first book was ranked the #1 bestseller in its category on Amazon in 2017 and 2018 and was translated into many languages. I am also a ML education enthusiast and used to teach ML courses in Toronto, Canada.
Yuxi's book list on machine learning for beginners
Why did Yuxi love this book?
This was my favorite book when I started my career. It talks about how information is processed, in an intelligent way, in the internet age. It acts as a tutorial to teach developers how to code our own ML programs, from online dating services, to document analyzer, and search engine. The author did an excellent job of explaining abstract ML algorithms with clear examples. His coding style in Python reads clearly, which makes the book more beginner-friendly.
Don’t get disappointed when you know this book is more than a decade old. It was a visionary book back in the day and it is still relevant today.