Hands-On Neural Networks

By Leonardo De Marchi , Laura Mitchell
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  1. Section 1: Getting Started

About this book

Neural networks play a very important role in deep learning and artificial intelligence (AI), with applications in a wide variety of domains, right from medical diagnosis, to financial forecasting, and even machine diagnostics.

Hands-On Neural Networks is designed to guide you through learning about neural networks in a practical way. The book will get you started by giving you a brief introduction to perceptron networks. You will then gain insights into machine learning and also understand what the future of AI could look like. Next, you will study how embeddings can be used to process textual data and the role of long short-term memory networks (LSTMs) in helping you solve common natural language processing (NLP) problems. The later chapters will demonstrate how you can implement advanced concepts including transfer learning, generative adversarial networks (GANs), autoencoders, and reinforcement learning. Finally, you can look forward to further content on the latest advancements in the field of neural networks.

By the end of this book, you will have the skills you need to build, train, and optimize your own neural network model that can be used to provide predictable solutions.

Publication date:
May 2019
Publisher
Packt
Pages
280
ISBN
9781788992596

 

Section 1: Getting Started

This section introduces the main deep learning concepts and instructions to set up a development environment.

The following chapters are included in this section:

  • Chapter 1, Getting Started with Supervised Learning
  • Chapter 2, Neural Network Fundamentals

About the Authors

  • Leonardo De Marchi

    Leonardo De Marchi is an international speaker, author and consultant. He holds a masters in artificial intelligence (AI) and has worked as a data scientist in the sporting world, with clients such as New York Knicks, Manchester United. He now works as a head of data scientist at Badoo, the largest dating site with over 400 million users. He is also the lead instructor at ideai.io, a company specialized in Machine Learning trainings. With Ideai he provides technical and managerial training to large institutions and dynamic startups. He is also a contractor for the European Commission.

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  • Laura Mitchell

    Laura Mitchell graduated with a degree in mathematics from the University of Edinburgh and, since then, has gained over 12 years' experience in the tech and data science space. She is currently lead data scientist at Badoo, which is the largest online dating site in the world with over 400 million users worldwide. Laura has hands-on experience in the delivery of projects such as NLP, image classification, and recommender systems, from initial conception through to production. She has a passion for learning new technologies and keeping up to date with industry trends.

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