Learning Machine Learning: How should I attempt to start?

I could just list a bunch of resources, but, although there is certainly no shortage of excellent content on the topic, there’s a reason I’m not doing that.

Hear me out. I’ve had this conversation over and over — each time with the same disappointing result:

  1. Person X and I talk about work.
  2. Person X expresses their desire to learn Machine Learning.
  3. I explain what my from-scratch approach would be today: jump straight in by understanding a single form of…