Comprehensive but succinct introduction to machine learning.
This is a well-written and accessible description of machine learning. It is up to date. It is measured and unemotive. Whilst it covers many of the concepts, it does not venture into the mathematics. It might play down the risks of AI more than some would like. But it is a great introduction to the subject.
Link to book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Machine-Learning-Press-Essential-Knowledge/dp/0262529513/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1511197413&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=Machine+learning+by+Ethem+Alpaydin+2016
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