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What is Implicit Deep Learning?
Editor’s note: Laurent is a speaker for the upcoming ODSC West in California later this year! Be sure to attend his talk there. See a larger version of the cover image here. Prediction rules in deep learning are based on a forward, recursive computation through several layers. Implicit deep... Read more
Watch: Imitation Learning: Reinforcement Learning For The Real World
This talk will introduce the formal Imitation Learning problem and discuss two main categories of agent training in the Imitation Learning paradigm: behavioral cloning and interactive experts. The talk will also include examples of where it could be used to solve real-world problems and a demonstration of the DAgger... Read more
Latest Developments in GANs
Generative adversarial networks (GANs) is a compelling technology that’s widely considered one of the most interesting developments in AI and deep learning in the past decade. This article provides an overview of the ODSC West 2018 talk “Latest Developments in GANs,” presented by Seth Weidman of Facebook. The presentation... Read more
Model Evaluation in the Land of Deep Learning
Applications for machine learning and deep learning have become increasingly accessible. For example, Keras provides APIs with TensorFlow backend that enable users to build neural networks without being fluent with TensorFlow. Despite the ease of building and testing models, deep learning has suffered from a lack of interpretability; deep... Read more
Deep Learning in R with Keras
The primary professional hat I wear is as a data science consultant working with machine learning in a variety of problem domains. Due to my academic past in computer science and applied statistics, my development environment of choice today is typically R. Lately however, Python is taking the lead... Read more
The Logistics of Starting Deep Learning
Deep learning models can be intimidating and rightfully so; in their raw form they are highly complex algorithms that need to be engineered with expertise. However, deep learning is very accessible to individuals with a background in technical skills thanks to organizations and individuals that have packaged deep learning... Read more
Smart Image Analysis for Omnichannel Retail Applications
Editor’s note: Abon is a speaker for ODSC West this Fall! Consider attending his talk, “Computer Vision for E-Commerce: Intelligent Analysis and Selection of Product Images at Scale” then. In retail, the role of product images is critical in delivering satisfactory customer experience. Images help online shoppers gain confidence... Read more
Exploring the Deep Learning Framework PyTorch
There are a variety of open-source deep learning frameworks to choose from including Keras, TensorFlow, Caffe2, and MXNet among others. At ODSC West in 2018, Stephanie Kim, a developer at Algorithmia, gave a great talk introducing the deep learning framework PyTorch. Primarily developed by Facebook, PyTorch enables a suite... Read more
Watch: Deep Learning in Real Time
Deep learning provides (relatively) new methods of automating a wide array of tasks historically thought only to be accomplished by the human brain. Applications range from difficult classifications and regressions to natural language understanding and image recognition. With Tyler Freckmann, we will take a tour of different deep learning... Read more
Deep Learning for Speech Recognition
Deep learning is well known for its applicability in image recognition, but another key use of the technology is in speech recognition employed to say Amazon’s Alexa or texting with voice recognition. The advantage of deep learning for speech recognition stems from the flexibility and predicting power of deep... Read more