All the above factors have put an average developer under pressure to acquire machine learning skills. There is a sudden rush to learn the tools and technologies related to ML.

The number of self-paced courses and MOOCs has doubled in 2017. In emerging markets like India, there are many technical training institutes promising to transform programmers into data scientists.

Despite the interest and a sense of urgency, developers are struggling to learn the essential skills required to master ML. Here are some of the challenges that developers need to overcome before mastering machine learning.

Let’s admit it – Most of us are scared of math. Software development did not enforce the direct application of math.

The availability of reusable math libraries and functions relieved developers from doing math the hard way. An average programmer doesn’t get to deal with mathematics on a day to day basis. Read more from…

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