Why do you need non-linear activation functions?

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Artificial Neural Network, Backpropagation, Python Programming, Deep Learning

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JP

Feb 12, 2018

I would love some pointers to additional references for each video. Also, the instructor keeps saying that the math behind backprop is hard. What about an optional video with that? Otherwise, awesome!

GC

May 31, 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!

Taught By

  • Andrew Ng

    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

    Head Teaching Assistant - Kian Katanforoosh

    Lecturer of Computer Science at Stanford University, deeplearning.ai, Ecole CentraleSupelec
  • Teaching Assistant - Younes Bensouda Mourri

    Teaching Assistant - Younes Bensouda Mourri

    Mathematical & Computational Sciences, Stanford University, deeplearning.ai

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