Welcome to Deep Learning Fundamentals, Artificial Neural Network.
This course covers the basic theory and Python practice of artificial neural networks. This course is designed for beginners who are interested in deep learning. Having knowledge of undergraduate level mathematics is preferable, but not a must.
Artificial intelligence is a technology that makes machines imitate intelligent human behavior and human cognitive functions. Machine learning is a branch of artificial intelligence. It enables systems to learn from data automatically, that is, learn without being explicitly programmed. Deep Learning is a type of machine learning. It uses artificial neural networks to solve complex problems.
One reason why deep learning has drawn much attention is that it overcomes the limitations of traditional machine learning. The first limitation is that traditional machine learning cannot handle high dimensional data. Thus, the performance of the traditional machine learning model tends to level off as the data amount increases. The second is that, when we use traditional machine learning techniques, we need to extract features manually. Therefore, when we analyze image data or movie data, traditional machine learning techniques are not suitable because such data contains a great number of features.
Deep learning can overcome these limitations of traditional machine learning. An artificial neural network is one of the algorithms of artificial intelligence, and usually, it takes a form of a deep learning model. It simulates the network neurons that make up the human brain. The structure of an artificial neural network enables a deep learning model to solve complex problems that traditional machine learning algorithms can hardly handle.
This course has some Python tutorials for developing deep learning models. And this course uses a library named Keras, which enables us to develop deep learning models efficiently. Basic-level Python knowledge is preferable, but Python beginners are also welcome.
This course covers the following topics.
- What is Deep Learning?
- Artificial Neural Network
- Perceptron and Multilayer Perceptron
- Activation Function
- Loss Function
- Gradient Descent Method
- Vanishing Gradient Problem
- Parameter Initialization
- Batch Normalization
After completing this course, you will have a fundamental knowledge of artificial neural networks, both in theory and practice. And the knowledge will be also useful in learning advanced deep learning algorithms like convolutional neural networks and recurrent neural networks.
I’m looking forward to seeing you in this course!