I already have the math skills to dive straight into these with no problem. I have been watching Youtube videos put on by many top experts in Machine Learning. I completed Andrew Ng’s first course with a 100% score and embarked on his 5 course series and on Geoffrey Hinton’s course as well. I have completed the first three of Andrew Ng’s 5 course series and am working on the Convolution Nets and Recursive Nets as well. And I am starting to get quite good at Neural Nets, though I still have far to go. But to be fair, much of this is very new technology.
I went back to my old Quantum Mechanics book. I felt ashamed having a minor in Physics with as little mastery of Quantum Physics as I have had all these years. I found an online quantum computer run by IBM and began playing with it to see how it works. Although I do find it interesting and believe there is hope that we will see great things coming out of this technology eventually, I really came to believe it would be wise to master everything I can about machine learning, deep learning, reinforcement learning and such first and then add quantum computing as a skill later.