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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

The story of reCAPTCHA

Easy on Humans, Hard on Bots—that is the tagline of reCAPTCHA, which states the simple idea that reCAPTCHA is a system that establishes whether a user on an application or website is a genuine human user or an automated script. reCAPTCHA is a specific implementation of the CAPTCHA technology—a method that uses visuals with distorted, squiggly letters and numbers and challenges the user to decipher the contents of the visual image and write it out in a plain format. 

If you were a regular internet user in the early 2000s, you would have seen images resembling the following CAPTCHA on a number of websites:

CAPTCHA is an acronym for Completely Automated Public Turing Test To Tell Computers and Humans Apart

Popularized by Yahoo, the CAPTCHA system was rapidly adopted for use on millions of websites. However, despite the boost...