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Deep Learning with PyTorch

By : Vishnu Subramanian
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Deep Learning with PyTorch

By: Vishnu Subramanian

Overview of this book

Deep learning powers the most intelligent systems in the world, such as Google Voice, Siri, and Alexa. Advancements in powerful hardware, such as GPUs, software frameworks such as PyTorch, Keras, TensorFlow, and CNTK along with the availability of big data have made it easier to implement solutions to problems in the areas of text, vision, and advanced analytics. This book will get you up and running with one of the most cutting-edge deep learning libraries—PyTorch. PyTorch is grabbing the attention of deep learning researchers and data science professionals due to its accessibility, efficiency and being more native to Python way of development. You'll start off by installing PyTorch, then quickly move on to learn various fundamental blocks that power modern deep learning. You will also learn how to use CNN, RNN, LSTM and other networks to solve real-world problems. This book explains the concepts of various state-of-the-art deep learning architectures, such as ResNet, DenseNet, Inception, and Seq2Seq, without diving deep into the math behind them. You will also learn about GPU computing during the course of the book. You will see how to train a model with PyTorch and dive into complex neural networks such as generative networks for producing text and images. By the end of the book, you'll be able to implement deep learning applications in PyTorch with ease.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)

Getting Started with Deep Learning Using PyTorch

Deep learning (DL) has revolutionized industry after industry. It was once famously described by Andrew Ng on Twitter:

Artificial Intelligence is the new electricity!

Electricity transformed countless industries; artificial intelligence (AI) will now do the same.

AI and DL are used like synonyms, but there are substantial differences between the two. Let's demystify the terminology used in the industry so that you, as a practitioner, will be able to differentiate between signal and noise.

In this chapter, we will cover the following different parts of AI:

  • AI itself and its origination
  • Machine learning in the real world
  • Applications of deep learning
  • Why deep learning now?
  • Deep learning framework: PyTorch