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Introduction to Deep Learning with Neural Networks

  • Volta 1505 Barrington Street, Suite 100 Halifax, NS, B3J 3K5 Canada (map)

Dr. Danny Silver & Dr. Andy McIntyre will provide a gentle, hands-on introduction to developing predictive models using deep learning artificial neural networks. The tutorial will provide a high-level overview of the key elements of neural networks and deep learning, and recent advances that allow deep networks to solve challenging problems such as object recognition in images (e.g. classification of animal or letter) and sequence prediction (e.g. next word in a sentence, like Google auto-complete). Participants will get to build their own deep models using prepared software (Keras and Tensorflow) working in the browser.

Objectives: To provide a hands-on workshop that is fun and informative for participants. Covers 500-foot fundamentals of neural networks and deep learning (BP, CNN, LSTM) using popular python programming libraries.

Who is this for: Researchers, company employees, and business executives who are seeking an introduction to deep learning technology.

Prerequisites: All Python code will be provided, but some programming experience would be beneficial. Participants will need to bring a laptop with the latest version of the Chrome browser running on it, and a Google account for using Google Drive.

Price: FREE

Registration: Please register to ensure adequate space for everyone. Participants must register by August 9th and complete a short study to become familiar with Google Colaboratory prior to the workshop. Details on this preparatory study will be sent to registrants.

Earlier Event: July 23
Lazaridis ScaleUp Tour 2019
Later Event: October 1
DEFSEC Atlantic 2019