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Advanced Deep Learning with Keras

By : Rowel Atienza
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Advanced Deep Learning with Keras

By: Rowel Atienza

Overview of this book

Recent developments in deep learning, including Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs), Variational Autoencoders (VAEs), and Deep Reinforcement Learning (DRL) are creating impressive AI results in our news headlines - such as AlphaGo Zero beating world chess champions, and generative AI that can create art paintings that sell for over $400k because they are so human-like. Advanced Deep Learning with Keras is a comprehensive guide to the advanced deep learning techniques available today, so you can create your own cutting-edge AI. Using Keras as an open-source deep learning library, you'll find hands-on projects throughout that show you how to create more effective AI with the latest techniques. The journey begins with an overview of MLPs, CNNs, and RNNs, which are the building blocks for the more advanced techniques in the book. You’ll learn how to implement deep learning models with Keras and TensorFlow 1.x, and move forwards to advanced techniques, as you explore deep neural network architectures, including ResNet and DenseNet, and how to create autoencoders. You then learn all about GANs, and how they can open new levels of AI performance. Next, you’ll get up to speed with how VAEs are implemented, and you’ll see how GANs and VAEs have the generative power to synthesize data that can be extremely convincing to humans - a major stride forward for modern AI. To complete this set of advanced techniques, you'll learn how to implement DRL such as Deep Q-Learning and Policy Gradient Methods, which are critical to many modern results in AI.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)


In this chapter, we've presented Functional API as an advanced method for building complex deep neural network models using Keras. We also demonstrated how the Functional API could be used to build the multi-input-single-output Y-Network. This network, when compared to a single branch CNN network, archives better accuracy. For the rest of the book, we'll find the Functional API indispensable in building more complex and advanced models. For example, in the next chapter, the Functional API will enable us to build a modular encoder, decoder, and autoencoder.

We also spent a significant time exploring two important deep networks, ResNet and DenseNet. Both of these networks have been used not only in classification but also in other areas, such as segmentation, detection, tracking, generation, and visual/semantic understanding. We need to remember that it's more important that we understand the model design decisions in ResNet and DenseNet more closely than just following the original...