The main purpose of Machine Learning For Dummies is to help you understand what machine learning can and can’t do for you today and what it might do for you in the future. You don’t have to be a computer scientist to use this book, even though it does contain many coding examples. In fact, you can come from any discipline that heavily emphasizes math because that’s how this book focuses on machine learning. Instead of dealing with abstractions, you see the concrete results of using specific algorithms to interact with big data in particular ways to obtain a certain, useful result. The emphasis is on useful because machine learning has the power to perform a wide array of tasks in a manner never seen before.