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Introduction to Deep Learning in Python

Learn the fundamentals of neural networks and how to build deep learning models using Keras 2.0.

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Deep learning is the machine learning technique behind the most exciting capabilities in diverse areas like robotics, natural language processing, image recognition, and artificial intelligence, including the famous AlphaGo. In this course, you'll gain hands-on, practical knowledge of how to use deep learning with Keras 2.0, the latest version of a cutting-edge library for deep learning in Python.

  1. 1

    Basics of deep learning and neural networks


    In this chapter, you'll become familiar with the fundamental concepts and terminology used in deep learning, and understand why deep learning techniques are so powerful today. You'll build simple neural networks and generate predictions with them.

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    Introduction to deep learning
    50 xp
    Comparing neural network models to classical regression models
    50 xp
    Forward propagation
    50 xp
    Coding the forward propagation algorithm
    100 xp
    Activation functions
    50 xp
    The Rectified Linear Activation Function
    100 xp
    Applying the network to many observations/rows of data
    100 xp
    Deeper networks
    50 xp
    Forward propagation in a deeper network
    50 xp
    Multi-layer neural networks
    100 xp
    Representations are learned
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    Levels of representation
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    Optimizing a neural network with backward propagation

    Learn how to optimize the predictions generated by your neural networks. You'll use a method called backward propagation, which is one of the most important techniques in deep learning. Understanding how it works will give you a strong foundation to build on in the second half of the course.

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    Building deep learning models with keras

    In this chapter, you'll use the Keras library to build deep learning models for both regression and classification. You'll learn about the Specify-Compile-Fit workflow that you can use to make predictions, and by the end of the chapter, you'll have all the tools necessary to build deep neural networks.

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Dan Becker

Data Scientist and contributor to Keras and TensorFlow libraries

Dan Becker is a data scientist with years of deep learning experience. He has contributed to the Keras and TensorFlow libraries, finishing 2nd (out of 1353 teams) in the $3million Heritage Health Prize competition, and supervised consulting projects for 6 companies in the Fortunate 100. He previously worked as a data scientist at Google. Now he is the CEO and co-founder of, which helps companies apply their machine learning models to make better real-world decisions.
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