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Subtitles: Chinese (Traditional), Arabic, French, Ukrainian, Chinese (Simplified), Portuguese (Brazilian), Korean, Turkish, English, Japanese...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

2 hours to complete

Introduction to deep learning

Be able to explain the major trends driving the rise of deep learning, and understand where and how it is applied today.

7 videos (Total 76 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
What is a neural network?7m
Supervised Learning with Neural Networks8m
Why is Deep Learning taking off?10m
About this Course2m
Course Resources1m
Geoffrey Hinton interview40m
2 readings
Frequently Asked Questions10m
How to use Discussion Forums10m
1 practice exercise
Introduction to deep learning20m
7 hours to complete

Neural Networks Basics

Learn to set up a machine learning problem with a neural network mindset. Learn to use vectorization to speed up your models.

19 videos (Total 161 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
19 videos
Logistic Regression5m
Logistic Regression Cost Function8m
Gradient Descent11m
More Derivative Examples10m
Computation graph3m
Derivatives with a Computation Graph14m
Logistic Regression Gradient Descent6m
Gradient Descent on m Examples8m
More Vectorization Examples6m
Vectorizing Logistic Regression7m
Vectorizing Logistic Regression's Gradient Output9m
Broadcasting in Python11m
A note on python/numpy vectors6m
Quick tour of Jupyter/iPython Notebooks3m
Explanation of logistic regression cost function (optional)7m
Pieter Abbeel interview16m
2 readings
Deep Learning Honor Code2m
Programming Assignment FAQ10m
1 practice exercise
Neural Network Basics20m
5 hours to complete

Shallow neural networks

Learn to build a neural network with one hidden layer, using forward propagation and backpropagation.

12 videos (Total 109 min), 2 quizzes
12 videos
Neural Network Representation5m
Computing a Neural Network's Output9m
Vectorizing across multiple examples9m
Explanation for Vectorized Implementation7m
Activation functions10m
Why do you need non-linear activation functions?5m
Derivatives of activation functions7m
Gradient descent for Neural Networks9m
Backpropagation intuition (optional)15m
Random Initialization7m
Ian Goodfellow interview14m
1 practice exercise
Shallow Neural Networks20m
5 hours to complete

Deep Neural Networks

Understand the key computations underlying deep learning, use them to build and train deep neural networks, and apply it to computer vision.

8 videos (Total 64 min), 3 quizzes
8 videos
Forward Propagation in a Deep Network7m
Getting your matrix dimensions right11m
Why deep representations?10m
Building blocks of deep neural networks8m
Forward and Backward Propagation10m
Parameters vs Hyperparameters7m
What does this have to do with the brain?3m
1 practice exercise
Key concepts on Deep Neural Networks20m
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By GCMay 31st 2019

I have learnt a lot of tricks with numpy and I believe I have a better understanding of what a NN does. Now it does not look like a black box anymore. I look forward to see what's in the next courses!

By SSNov 27th 2017

Fantastic introduction to deep NNs starting from the shallow case of logistic regression and generalizing across multiple layers. The material is very well structured and Dr. Ng is an amazing teacher.



Andrew Ng

CEO/Founder Landing AI; Co-founder, Coursera; Adjunct Professor, Stanford University; formerly Chief Scientist,Baidu and founding lead of Google Brain

Head Teaching Assistant - Kian Katanforoosh

Lecturer of Computer Science at Stanford University, deeplearning.ai, Ecole CentraleSupelec

Teaching Assistant - Younes Bensouda Mourri

Mathematical & Computational Sciences, Stanford University, deeplearning.ai
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About deeplearning.ai

deeplearning.ai is Andrew Ng's new venture which amongst others, strives for providing comprehensive AI education beyond borders....

About the Deep Learning Specialization

If you want to break into AI, this Specialization will help you do so. Deep Learning is one of the most highly sought after skills in tech. We will help you become good at Deep Learning. In five courses, you will learn the foundations of Deep Learning, understand how to build neural networks, and learn how to lead successful machine learning projects. You will learn about Convolutional networks, RNNs, LSTM, Adam, Dropout, BatchNorm, Xavier/He initialization, and more. You will work on case studies from healthcare, autonomous driving, sign language reading, music generation, and natural language processing. You will master not only the theory, but also see how it is applied in industry. You will practice all these ideas in Python and in TensorFlow, which we will teach. You will also hear from many top leaders in Deep Learning, who will share with you their personal stories and give you career advice. AI is transforming multiple industries. After finishing this specialization, you will likely find creative ways to apply it to your work. We will help you master Deep Learning, understand how to apply it, and build a career in AI....
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