Data science and machine learning are all the rage, but how do you actually learn the skills required to get into these fields when you have little background with the knowledge? Taweh Beysolow II joins me to discuss how he learned data science and machine learning skills after completing his formal education in economics, why he chose to study these areas instead of mere statistics, and how he got started in these areas. If you are flirting with the idea of picking up these skills or find them interesting, this conversation with Taweh provides good background and practical advice for how you can get started.
We also discuss the shift from hardware to finance in the 1980s, the shift from finance to software today, and how machine learning plays into the development of self-driving cars. Taweh is the author of a forthcoming book on machine learning and a consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton.