Now is better than ever before to start studying machine learning and artificial intelligence. The field has evolved rapidly and grown tremendously in recent years. Experts have released and polished high quality open source software tools and libraries. New online courses and blog posts emerge every day. Machine learning has driven billions of dollars in revenue across industries, enabling unparalleled resources and enormous job opportunities.This also means getting started can be a bit overwhelming. Here’s how I’d approach it. If you get stuck anywhere in this process, searching Kaggle (there’s a good chance someone’s hit your issue before) and posting on our forums (in case someone hasn’t) is a great way to get pointers and get unstuck.