Mar 8, 2019
Good intro course, but google colab assignments need to be improved. And submitting a jupyter notebook was much more easier, why would I want to login to my google account to be a part of this course?
Aug 13, 2019
Great course to get started with building Convolutional Neural Networks in Keras for building Image Classifiers. This is probably the best way to get beginners into Deep Learning for Computer Vision.
By Adam F•
Nov 1, 2021
This specialization is false advertising. It does NOT prepare you for the Tensorflow certification exam. It’s especially disappointing after taking the fantastic specialization by Andrew Ng, and makes this specialization feel like a cheap cash grab by Coursera and DeepLearning.ai. This series of courses fails to prepare you for three reasons:
1 – The certification exam is done on whatever is the current version of Tensorflow (v2.6 as of writing). You can’t expect a specialization like this to update every minor release, but much of the coding is still on the v1.X version!
2 – The certification exam requires you to work in the PyCharm IDE. The IDE doesn’t even get a mention in this specialization and it is all done through Google Colab.
3 – The material is covered at a very superficial level. I was hoping to walk out of it feeling confident in using Tensorflow on novel problems, but I’ve barely learned anything about Tensorflow that I didn’t already get from Andrew Ng’s specialization. There’re a few minutes of lectures (some weeks less than 10 minutes). The programming assignments are either pathetically easy, or lack any guidance on what to do (seriously sometimes there’s no instructions at all, you have to guess what to do by the variable names), or both.
Save your time and money and go elsewhere to learn Tensorflow.
By Maciej D•
Aug 12, 2021
This course is FULL of errors (both in code and math), inconsistencies and wrong explanations. I tried to document them, but I just gave up, because it is so many of them... For example the math which explains multiclass classification (Week 2 Video “Coding a Computer Vision Neural Network”) is wrong – the output of multiclass classification should be pseudoprobabilities, not numbers ranging 1 to 9… There are also unsolved problems reported in GitHub (https://github.com/lmoroney/dlaicourse). It seems like they really don’t care about correctness, completeness and quality of this course… If you want to learn TensorFlow I highly discourage to use this course - you will just learn wrong things and would have to unlearn them later... Also graded exercises are in TensorFlow 1.x and materials are prepared for TensorFlow 2.x which means that sometimes the code from materials does not work in graded exec, eg. logs.get('accuracy') does not work in tf 1.x and you need to use logs.get('acc'). I did this course only to get some practice and pass TensorFlow exam, because I'm academic who works with PyTorch.
By Yoni K•
Oct 1, 2019
First of all, it's an introduction to Keras and not Tensorflow.
Secondly, the explanations the author gives are lacking/misleading.
For example,in week one the net didn't learn exactly the hypothesis 2x-1 for other reasons than the ones he mentioned (oh,and the net did not give some kind of a probabilistic interpretation to the data...).
I am not sure why Andrew NG (who is the best instructor in the world to my mind) allowed this kind of instructor to be branded as deeplearning.ai.
By Anthony G•
Dec 4, 2020
This course claims to be over 28 hours, however, I was able to finish it (watching every video, reading every bit of text, doing every exercise) in less than 6 hours. The lab work is a complete copy-and-paste of the examples covered in the course. If you want to "buy a credential" take this course, but if you want to actually learn anything, take another course.
Jan 17, 2022
This is a poor course. The course assignments often fail for mysterious reasons (Grader timed out, Grader ran out of memory), and the course points to outside resources more than its own explanation.
I found the explanation deeply lacking. I would suggest not taking this course, and I will not be taking the remaining courses in this specialization.
By Andrew N H•
Jan 15, 2021
the instructor did not give us enough explanation for the code written, it is just reading it. many things he added in his code does not make sense for the beginners like me. in addition that he said that it is out of the scope of the course. so why did you add it in your code. i feel the instructor should explain things more than that
By Mayuran S•
Aug 13, 2019
This course does not go very much into detail and way too much time is given for easy exercises and homework. The homework contains a lot of bugs, which need to be fixed since students waste a lot of time debugging errors which are not due to their fault. Furthermore, the homework is just about copying the code given in the videos.
By Timofey G•
Aug 5, 2019
The videos don't contain much usefull information, but only a demonstration of the most basic concepts of tensorflow. Practical assignments does not aim at teaching you any skills, but copying code from one notebook to another. And after this course I actually have some concerns about the author qualification on the subject.
By Kanak B•
Jul 1, 2020
There's barely enough material to qualify it as a course. Each week's videos combined are less than 30 minutes. They just link you to more resources such as Andrew Ng's Deep Learning course material. It took me less than 3 hours to finish this course. There's nothing of substance in this course. A disappointment.
By Juan L L•
Mar 14, 2020
Vague, you should really have prior knowledge of deep learning, this specialization won't teach you anything in detail. The specialization focuses on just a few examples of not TensorFlow, but of Keras. You will have experience in solving almost already solved, arbitrary problems.
By Yunus Y•
Dec 25, 2020
Unexpectedly from coursera and sadly, there are too many abandoned courses and these courses are a few of them. Outdated datasets, outdated codes, students trying to help each other but many people don't understand what's happening here and there are no mentors to help along.
By Maged A•
Nov 7, 2020
Course material is outdated. There is many mismatches between the videos and the notebooks. Material is not updated for smooth progress. Many sections are talking about examples and no links for them. It seems that no one reviewed the course content since it was launched.
By Ren Z•
Aug 17, 2019
Extremely bad experience with the coding exercises, lots of things broke in the notebooks. Just take a look at the discussion forums. It seems the creator, the Google advocate people took no effort in making sure things works.
By Shivam U•
Jun 6, 2020
The quality of teaching is low compared to other deeplearning.ai courses. Compounded with the vague instructions in notebooks and improper grading algorithm , it make for a very painful learning experience
By Carson S•
Dec 7, 2019
The entire series is rudimentary and not worth the money. Its basically a high-level keras tutorial. I would recommend taking the series that is taught by Andrew Ng if you want to understand deep learning.
By Chenbeh A•
Apr 8, 2019
In fact, for me, it was an introduction for using Tensorflow for computer vision. It is not an introduction to tensorflow. There is any introduction for the concept of graphs, tensors...
By Murray M•
Oct 1, 2020
Numerous problems with this course. Lots of unexplained details and deprecated examples. Quizzes reward instance data ,memorization, rather than testing concepts.
By Pablo V•
Mar 30, 2020
The automatic rating system does not work. My assignment worked perfectly but the grade was saying that could not compile. I could not move forward
By hrushi k s•
Jul 25, 2022
Although i did as per guidelines, wrongly grading the 3 and 4th tasks, no appropriate followup of these kind of issues to to be represented
By Rob O•
Nov 3, 2020
There is a serious issue with the grader running out of memory correcting assignment 3. Otherwise, the course content is very good
By Santanu G•
Aug 1, 2020
The course assignments seem to be locked despite me paying a subscription fee. This is most demotivating.
By Deleted A•
May 17, 2021
Terrible. Exams are unintuitive. More talking than explaining the code structure and what it means.
By Nicolas G•
May 3, 2020
"your grader ran out of memory"... garbage site. i'll cancel before the end of the free trial
By Artur K•
Aug 8, 2019
Material is useful, but tests are trivial. This causes course certificate to have no value.
By Hammad A•
Apr 10, 2020
when submitting the first assignment the server does not accurately check the assignment