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Python Deep Learning - Second Edition

By : Ivan Vasilev, Daniel Slater, Gianmario Spacagna, Peter Roelants, Valentino Zocca
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Python Deep Learning - Second Edition

By: Ivan Vasilev, Daniel Slater, Gianmario Spacagna, Peter Roelants, Valentino Zocca

Overview of this book

With the surge in artificial intelligence in applications catering to both business and consumer needs, deep learning is more important than ever for meeting current and future market demands. With this book, you’ll explore deep learning, and learn how to put machine learning to use in your projects. This second edition of Python Deep Learning will get you up to speed with deep learning, deep neural networks, and how to train them with high-performance algorithms and popular Python frameworks. You’ll uncover different neural network architectures, such as convolutional networks, recurrent neural networks, long short-term memory (LSTM) networks, and capsule networks. You’ll also learn how to solve problems in the fields of computer vision, natural language processing (NLP), and speech recognition. You'll study generative model approaches such as variational autoencoders and Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) to generate images. As you delve into newly evolved areas of reinforcement learning, you’ll gain an understanding of state-of-the-art algorithms that are the main components behind popular games Go, Atari, and Dota. By the end of the book, you will be well-versed with the theory of deep learning along with its real-world applications.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

An introduction to neural networks

We can describe a neural network as a mathematical model for information processing. As discussed in Chapter 1, Machine Learning – an Introduction, this is a good way to describe any ML algorithm, but, in this chapter, well give it a specific meaning in the context of neural networks. A neural net is not a fixed program, but rather a model, a system that processes information, or inputs. The characteristics of a neural network are as follows:

  • Information processing occurs in its simplest form, over simple elements called neurons.
  • Neurons are connected and they exchange signals between them through connection links.
  • Connection links between neurons can be stronger or weaker, and this determines how information is processed.
  • Each neuron has an internal state that is determined by all the incoming connections from other neurons.
  • Each neuron...