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Java Deep Learning Essentials

By : Yusuke Sugomori
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Java Deep Learning Essentials

By: Yusuke Sugomori

Overview of this book

AI and Deep Learning are transforming the way we understand software, making computers more intelligent than we could even imagine just a decade ago. Deep Learning algorithms are being used across a broad range of industries – as the fundamental driver of AI, being able to tackle Deep Learning is going to a vital and valuable skill not only within the tech world but also for the wider global economy that depends upon knowledge and insight for growth and success. It’s something that’s moving beyond the realm of data science – if you’re a Java developer, this book gives you a great opportunity to expand your skillset. Starting with an introduction to basic machine learning algorithms, to give you a solid foundation, Deep Learning with Java takes you further into this vital world of stunning predictive insights and remarkable machine intelligence. Once you’ve got to grips with the fundamental mathematical principles, you’ll start exploring neural networks and identify how to tackle challenges in large networks using advanced algorithms. You will learn how to use the DL4J library and apply Deep Learning to a range of real-world use cases. Featuring further guidance and insights to help you solve challenging problems in image processing, speech recognition, language modeling, this book will make you rethink what you can do with Java, showing you how to use it for truly cutting-edge predictive insights. As a bonus, you’ll also be able to get to grips with Theano and Caffe, two of the most important tools in Deep Learning today. By the end of the book, you’ll be ready to tackle Deep Learning with Java. Wherever you’ve come from – whether you’re a data scientist or Java developer – you will become a part of the Deep Learning revolution!
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Java Deep Learning Essentials
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Other Important Deep Learning Libraries

Introducing DL4J and ND4J

A lot of the libraries of deep learning have been developed all over the world. In November 2015, TensorFlow (, a machine learning/deep learning library developed by Google, became open to the public and attracted great attention.

When we look at the programming language with which libraries are being developed, most of them open to the public are developed by Python or use the Python API. TensorFlow is developed with C++ on the backend but it's also possible to write code with Python. This book focuses on Java to learn deep learning, hence the libraries developed by other languages will be briefly introduced in Chapter 7, Other Important Deep Learning Libraries.

So, what Java-based libraries do we have? Actually, there are a few cases that are actively developed (perhaps there are also some projects not open to public). However, there is only one library we can use practically: Deeplearning4j (DL4J). The official project page URL is http...