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Hands-On Python Deep Learning for the Web

By : Anubhav Singh, Sayak Paul
Book Image

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

Introduction to artificial intelligence and its types

In a simpler sense, artificial intelligence is all about giving machines the ability to perform intelligently. For example, many of us can play chess. Essentially, we do this first by learning the fundamentals of playing the game and then we engage ourselves in actually playing the game with others. But can machines do this? Can machines learn on their own and play the game of chess with us? 

AI attempts to make this possible by giving us the power to synthesize what we call intelligence in terms of some rules and instill it into machines. Machines as mentioned here can be anything that can compute. For example, it could be software or a robot. 

There are actually several types of AI. The popular ones are the following:

  • Fuzzy systems
  • Expert systems
  • ML systems

The final type sounds the most familiar here. We will...