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Hands-On Python Deep Learning for the Web

By : Anubhav Singh, Sayak Paul
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Hands-On Python Deep Learning for the Web

By: Anubhav Singh, Sayak Paul

Overview of this book

When used effectively, deep learning techniques can help you develop intelligent web apps. In this book, you'll cover the latest tools and technological practices that are being used to implement deep learning in web development using Python. Starting with the fundamentals of machine learning, you'll focus on DL and the basics of neural networks, including common variants such as convolutional neural networks (CNNs). You'll learn how to integrate them into websites with the frontends of different standard web tech stacks. The book then helps you gain practical experience of developing a deep learning-enabled web app using Python libraries such as Django and Flask by creating RESTful APIs for custom models. Later, you'll explore how to set up a cloud environment for deep learning-based web deployments on Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Next, you'll learn how to use Microsoft's intelligent Emotion API, which can detect a person's emotions through a picture of their face. You'll also get to grips with deploying real-world websites, in addition to learning how to secure websites using reCAPTCHA and Cloudflare. Finally, you'll use NLP to integrate a voice UX through Dialogflow on your web pages. By the end of this book, you'll have learned how to deploy intelligent web apps and websites with the help of effective tools and practices.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Artificial Intelligence on the Web
Using Deep Learning for Web Development
Getting Started with Different Deep Learning APIs for Web Development
Deep Learning in Production (Intelligent Web Apps)
Appendix: Success Stories and Emerging Areas in Deep Learning on the Web

Using the Alexa API in Python

Amazon Alexa is a voice-based personal assistant developed by Amazon. The product first featured as an interface for Amazon Echo devices, which went on to inspire the Google Home devices by Google, which use Google Assistant. Other competitors of Alexa are Microsoft's Cortana and Apple's Siri. As a virtual assistant, Alexa can easily set up calls, schedule meetings, or play songs. The various tasks that Alexa can perform are called skills in the Alexa terminology, which we'll be following in this section.

Skills in Alexa are the main core of how we can bring functionality to the platform. Each skill needs to be invoked from the primary interface of Alexa, whereupon the skill takes over the entire functionality unless the program logic completes or the user explicitly asks for the skill to end. Skills apply the logic for the task to...