Demystifying Deep Learning with Justin Ellis

Organizer: Research Triangle Analysts
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• What we'll do
Door: 6:30
Presentation Starts; 7:00

Demystifying deep learning: An introduction to convolutional neural networks for computer vision

Deep learning is seemingly everywhere these days, from self-driving cars to facial recognition to natural language processing to hundreds of other applications. Everyone wants to do deep learning, but there is a lot of hype and confusion about its applications and prospects In the last few years, deep learning methods, particularly convolutional neural networks (CNNs), have become the undisputed champions of computer vision with new and more sophisticated techniques being created daily.

In this talk I will give a brief conceptual introduction to deep learning and CNNs and display some of the amazing applications that are currently being used. I then will dispel three specific myths about deep learning i.) it is a black box, ii.) it takes too much data for most applications, iii.) need to be an expert to use it. Lastly, I will show some simple but very powerful code (in Python and R) to produce near state of the art results in computer vision tasks.

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• Important to know
Special Instructions for SAS Security:
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