Journey to ML, Part 2: Skills of a (Marketable) Machine Learning Engineer

I have yet to find reliable estimates on the market size projections for “AI-augmented wieghtlifting”, but something tells there’s at least one angel investor out there who would fund it just for fear of missing out.
Before we go further, we need to make sure we’re on the same page that machine learning, deep learning, and artificial intelligence are not completely synonymous.
There’s a lot you can do without neural networks.
I’m not sure how much this aligns with Ray Kurzweil’s predictions of when machines would outperform human parkour instructors. I‘m also not entirely certain Kurzweil’s ever made predictions about this specifically, but I really hope he’s at least given it thought.