I'm interested in various machine learning methods and wonder how can I aim for a career in the field. What are most basic skills to have?
I mean the matters strictly connected to the machine learning - not programming or libraries.
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Machine Learning is a really big field. Depending on what exactly you want to do, there might be huge differences.
Having said that, the following skills are helpful:
Knowing how to program the GPU directly (CUDA) is probably not always necessary, but certainly a big bonus.
In case you're interested what you learn at KIT (Karlsruhe, Germany) in an introductory machine learning course, see my blog post for exam preparation (I'm sorry, it is mostly in German).
There are lots of online material for machine learning. For example an Coursera ML course
So, that would help you get an idea of how you need to design your own learning path.
The reason why I said that this question is opinion-based is:
So, those above resources are a rough guide to get started.
And also keep an eye on the beginner tag here.