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Introduction to Deep Learning

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Deep Learning Introduction
Overview
Difficulty
Beginner
Duration
1h 13m
Students
984
Ratings
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Description

Continue the journey to data and machine learning, with this course from Cloud Academy.

In previous courses, the core principles and foundations of Data and Machine Learning have been covered and best practices explained.

This course gives an informative introduction to deep learning and introducing neural networks.

This course is made up of 12 expertly instructed lectures along with 4 exercises and their respective solutions.

Please note: the Pima Indians Diabetes dataset can be found at this GitHub repository or at Kaggle page mentioned throughout the course.

Learning Objectives

• Understand the core principles of deep learning
• Be able to execute all factors of the framework of neural nets

Intended Audience

Transcript

Hello, and welcome to section four on deep learning. In the last section we met linear regression and logistical regression and used them to solve both classification and regression problem. These models share a lot of elements in common. For example, they are both formulated as a hypothesis with parameters and they're both optimized, they both learn from examples by minimizing a cost function. However, these models have some limits. They don't work well in non-linear cases. So to extend these models and work with more complex cases we'll need other techniques. What is awesome about neural nets is that they provide a unified framework to deal with all cases. So you'll be able to do regression and classification you'll be able to do linear and non-linear problems all within the same framework of neural nets. So we starting this chapter to introduce them with the simplest possible neural network it's called the perceptron. We will see some elements like weights, biases nodes layers and activation function. In the end, we'll use it to perform a simple classification and see how it works. So let's get started with section four, deep learning. 