Generate a sample dataset using Scikit-Learn.
Implement an activation function and feed-forward propagation in a multi-layer ANN in Python code
Utilize gradient descent to adjust the weights of each layer of our ANN through back-propagation implementation in Python code
In this 1-hour long project-based course, you will learn basic principles of how Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) work, and how this can be implemented in Python. Together, we will explore basic Python implementations of feed-forward propagation, back propagation using gradient descent, sigmoidal activation functions, and epoch training, all in the context of building a basic ANN from scratch. All of this will be done on Ubuntu Linux, but can be accomplished using any Python I.D.E. on any operating system. We will be using the IDLE development environment to write a single script to code our simple ANN. We will avoid using advanced frameworks such as Tensorflow or Pytorch, for educational purposes. Note that the resulting ANN we build will be use-case agnostic and be provided with dummy inputs. Hence, while the ANN we build and train today may appear to be a useless demonstration, it can easily be adapted to any type of use case if given proper, meaningful inputs. I would encourage learners to experiment- How easy is it to add more layers without using frameworks like Tensorflow? What if we add more nodes? What limitations do we come across? The learner is highly encouraged to experiment beyond the scope of the course. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.
In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:
The Problem and the Dataset
Feedforward and the Activation Function
Implementing Feedforward for Multiple Hidden Layers
Backpropagation, Cost Function and Training
Utilizing Tensorflow and other advanced tools
Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required
In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step
It is an excellent project and is an amazing way of testing the old concepts and applying them in a new way.
The Virtual machine reloads quite often which gets very irritating, the project is great besides that.
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