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Deep Learning Essentials

By : Wei Di, Jianing Wei, Anurag Bhardwaj
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Book Image

Deep Learning Essentials

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By: Wei Di, Jianing Wei, Anurag Bhardwaj

Overview of this book

Deep Learning a trending topic in the field of Artificial Intelligence today and can be considered to be an advanced form of machine learning. This book will help you take your first steps in training efficient deep learning models and applying them in various practical scenarios. You will model, train, and deploy different kinds of neural networks such as CNN, RNN, and will see some of their applications in real-world domains including computer vision, natural language processing, speech recognition, and so on. You will build practical projects such as chatbots, implement reinforcement learning to build smart games, and develop expert systems for image captioning and processing using Python library such as TensorFlow. This book also covers solutions for different problems you might come across while training models, such as noisy datasets, and small datasets. By the end of this book, you will have a firm understanding of the basics of deep learning and neural network modeling, along with their practical applications.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Deep learning with GPU

As the name suggests, deep learning involves learning a deeper representation of data, which requires large amounts of computational power. Such massive computational power is usually not possible with modern day CPUs. GPUs, on the other hand, lend themselves very nicely to this task. GPUs were originally designed for rendering graphics in real time. The design of a typical GPU allows for the disproportionately larger number of arithmetic logical unit (ALU), which allows them to crunch a large number of calculations in real time.

GPUs used for general purpose computation have a high data parallel architecture, which means they can process a large number of data points in parallel, leading to higher computational throughput. Each GPU is composed of thousands of cores. Each of such cores consists of a number of functional units which contain cache and ALU...