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What's New in TensorFlow 2.0

By : Ajay Baranwal, Alizishaan Khatri, Tanish Baranwal
Book Image

What's New in TensorFlow 2.0

By: Ajay Baranwal, Alizishaan Khatri, Tanish Baranwal

Overview of this book

TensorFlow is an end-to-end machine learning platform for experts as well as beginners, and its new version, TensorFlow 2.0 (TF 2.0), improves its simplicity and ease of use. This book will help you understand and utilize the latest TensorFlow features. What's New in TensorFlow 2.0 starts by focusing on advanced concepts such as the new TensorFlow Keras APIs, eager execution, and efficient distribution strategies that help you to run your machine learning models on multiple GPUs and TPUs. The book then takes you through the process of building data ingestion and training pipelines, and it provides recommendations and best practices for feeding data to models created using the new tf.keras API. You'll explore the process of building an inference pipeline using TF Serving and other multi-platform deployments before moving on to explore the newly released AIY, which is essentially do-it-yourself AI. This book delves into the core APIs to help you build unified convolutional and recurrent layers and use TensorBoard to visualize deep learning models using what-if analysis. By the end of the book, you'll have learned about compatibility between TF 2.0 and TF 1.x and be able to migrate to TF 2.0 smoothly.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
Title Page

Technical requirements

In order to run the code excerpts given in this chapter, you will need the following hardware and software: 

  • TensorFlow 2.0 (TF 2.0) or higher (either of the CPU or GPU versions will suffice)
  • Python 3.4+ (currently, the highest Python version supported by TensorFlow is 3.6)
  • NumPy (if not automatically installed by TensorFlow)
  • Docker (see Chapter 1Getting Started with TensorFlow 2.0, for details on how to install Docker)
  • curl (
  • A Linux machine with a command-line interface

Each one of the Python code snippets in this chapter assumes that TF 2.0 is installed and has already been imported into the namespace. This means that, before executing any code block, please type in the following line first:

import tensorflow as tf

The code files for this chapter are available at