We were having this discussion on another post, and I figured it’d be better to make this its own thread. So I have a 2-aprt question. What is the best solution for the average joe who wants to:
- Just learn ML
- Compete in kaggle competitions
Obviously for #1 (learning ML), you just need a setup that works reasonably well; no need to pay $$$ for a state of the art 1000-core supercomputer. I started learning ML on a $250 laptop without an nvidia GPU, so basic CNNs took like 10 hours for me. Obviously I could not continue with that setup, so I looked around for a better option.
For #2 (being competitive), I would think you’d need some high-quality hardware or setups, so for those experts out there, what sorts of hardware do you use?