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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)

Densely connected convolutional networks – DenseNet

Some of the successful and popular architectures, such as ResNet and Inception, have shown the importance of deeper and wider networks. ResNet uses shortcut connections to build deeper networks. DenseNet takes it to a new level by introducing connections from each layer to all other subsequent layers, that is a layer where one could receive all the feature maps from the previous layers. Symbolically, it would look like the following:

The following figure describes what a five-layer dense block would look like:

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There is a DenseNet implementation of torchvision ( Let's look at two major functionalities, _DenseBlock and _DenseLayer.