Neural Nets From The Ground Up

schedule Nov 29th 02:20 - 03:10 PM place Blue Room people 96 Interested

The best way to understand neural networks is to get your hands dirty and write one.

In this session, we'll start from scratch and invent a neural net that can recognize handwritten digits with over 98% accuracy. Without leaning on any libraries! From the bottom up, we'll discover gradient descent, activation functions and backpropagation, as well as the mathematics behind this fascinating machine learning technology.

We'll code entirely in C# in a lightweight IDE (LINQPad). And you'll get to keep the code!

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Anyone interested in machine learning

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