Hands-On One-shot Learning with Python

By Shruti Jadon , Ankush Garg
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  1. Section 1: One-shot Learning Introduction

About this book

One-shot learning has been an active field of research for scientists trying to develop a cognitive machine that mimics human learning. With this book, you'll explore key approaches to one-shot learning, such as metrics-based, model-based, and optimization-based techniques, all with the help of practical examples.

Hands-On One-shot Learning with Python will guide you through the exploration and design of deep learning models that can obtain information about an object from one or just a few training samples. The book begins with an overview of deep learning and one-shot learning and then introduces you to the different methods you can use to achieve it, such as deep learning architectures and probabilistic models. Once you've got to grips with the core principles, you'll explore real-world examples and implementations of one-shot learning using PyTorch 1.x on datasets such as Omniglot and MiniImageNet. Finally, you'll explore generative modeling-based methods and discover the key considerations for building systems that exhibit human-level intelligence.

By the end of this book, you'll be well-versed with the different one- and few-shot learning methods and be able to use them to build your own deep learning models.

Publication date:
April 2020


Section 1: One-shot Learning Introduction

Deep learning has brought about a major change to industry—be it manufacturing, medical, or human resources. With this major revolution and proof of concept, almost every industry is trying to adapt its business model to comply with deep learning, but it has some major requirements that may not fit every business or industry. After reading this section, you will have a proper understanding of the pros and cons of deep learning.

This section comprises the following chapter:

  • Chapter 1Introduction to One-shot Learning

About the Authors

  • Shruti Jadon

    Shruti Jadon is currently working as a Machine Learning Software Engineer at Juniper Networks, Sunnyvale and visiting Researcher at Rhode Island Hospital (Brown University). She has obtained her master's degree in Computer Science from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her research interests include deep learning architectures, computer vision, and convex optimization. In the past, she has worked at Autodesk, Quantiphi, SAP Labs, and Snapdeal.

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  • Ankush Garg

    Ankush Garg is currently working as a Software Engineer in the auto-translation team at Google, Mountain View. He has obtained his master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Bachelor's at NSIT, Delhi. His research interests include language modeling, model compression, and optimization. In the past, he has worked as a Software Engineer at Amazon, India.

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