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Introduction to Andrew Ng’s Deep Learning Course on GitHub
Deep learning is a subfield of machine learning that is a set of algorithms that is inspired by the structure and function of the brain and is capable of learning unsupervised from data.
Professor Andrew Ng’s deep learning course on Coursera is one of the most popular courses on the subject. In this course, you will learn about the basics of deep learning, including how to set up a neural network and how to train it. You will also learn about more advanced topics such as convolutional neural networks and sequence models.
If you’re looking for a deeper understanding of deep learning, then this course is a great place to start. The course is available for free on GitHub, and you can find the link to it below.
The Course Content
The course content for Andrew Ng’s Deep Learning course on GitHub includes eleven weeks of lectures, and programming assignments. The first week introduces the basics of neural networks and machine learning. The second week focuses on practical applications of neural networks with case studies. The third week covers deep learning techniques such as convolutional neural networks (CNNs) and recurrent neural networks (RNNs). The fourth week introduces more advanced topics such as generative models and reinforcement learning. The fifth through eleventh weeks are dedicated to project work, where students build their own deep learning models.
The Course Structure
Deep Learning is a growing field in Artificial Intelligence (AI) that is concerned with teaching computers to learn from data in ways that are similar to how humans learn. This course by Andrew Ng, co-founder of Coursera and Adjunct Professor at Stanford University, will teach you the foundations of Deep Learning.
The course is structured around three main pillars:
Supervised learning, which includes topics such as image classification and neural networks.
Unsupervised learning, which includes topics such asdimensionality reduction and clustering.
Reinforcement learning, which includes topics such as game playing and robotics.
The Course Philosophy
Why study deep learning?
Deep learning is widely used today. It’s used in image classification, object detection, face recognition, speech recognition, machine translation, self-driving cars, and many other applications. As deep learning becomes more widely used, it’s important to be able to understand and build deep learning models.
In this course, you’ll learn the foundations of deep learning. You’ll learn about supervised and unsupervised learning, different neural network architectures (such as convolutional networks), optimization algorithms (such as gradient descent), and how to prevent overfitting (through regularization). You’ll also learn about practical engineering tricks for training and debugging deep neural networks. Finally, you’ll learn about recent advances in deep learning, such as generative models (including Variational Autoencoders and Generative Adversarial Networks) and Reinforcement Learning.
This course is taught by Andrew Ng. He is a co-founder of Coursera, an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University, and was previously a VP & Chief Scientist at Baidu.
The Course Materials
The course materials for Andrew Ng’s Deep Learning course are now available on GitHub. The course, which is taught in association with Coursera, comprises of video lectures, quizzes and programming assignments.
The Course Format
The course is designed to be self-contained and easy to follow. Each lecture is accompanied by a Jupyter notebook with the Python code shown in the lecture. We also provide a PDF version of each notebook. You can find all notebooks in the “Lectures” folder.
In addition, each week has a readme file that provides links to additional readings and resources, as well as a summary of the main ideas covered in that week’s lectures. You can find these in the “Weekly Readmes” folder.
Finally, we have provided two versions of each assignment: a “starter code” version and a “solution” version. The starter code contains partially completed code, along with detailed instructions on how to complete the assignment. The solution code contains the complete, finished version of the assignment. You can find both versions of the assignments in the “Assignments” folder.
We hope you enjoy taking this course!
The Course Schedule
This deep learning course by Andrew Ng on GitHub is divided into five parts, each covering different topics in the field of deep learning. The course schedule is as follows:
Part 1: Introduction to Deep Learning
-Logistic regression and neural networks
-Improving neural networks
Part 2: Convolutional Neural Networks
-Convolutional neural networks (CNNs)
Part 3: Unsupervised Representation Learning
-Restricted Boltzmann machines (RBMs) and autoencoders
-Dimensionality reduction with principal component analysis (PCA)
Part 4: Building End-to-End Deep Learning Systems
Recurrent neural networks (RNNs), long short term memory (LSTM) cells, sequence to sequence models, and attention mechanism
Part 5: Reinforcement Learning Introduction to reinforcement learning, Monte Carlo methods, Temporal Difference Methods, Q-learning, and Deep Q Networks (DQNs)
The Course Grading
The course grading is as follows: there are 100 points total. Final letter grades will be curved. Assignments are 70% of your grade. 30% of your grade is based on your final project.
The Course Instructors
The course instructors for the deep learning class include Andrew Ng, Kian Katanforoosh, and Younes Bensouda Mourri. The three of them are professors at Stanford University. Andrew Ng is also the co-founder of Coursera.
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