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Intermediate Level

Approx. 3 months to complete

Suggested 11 hours/week


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

Skills you will gain

TensorflowConvolutional Neural NetworkArtificial Neural NetworkDeep Learning

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 3 months to complete

Suggested 11 hours/week


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

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There are 5 Courses in this Specialization


Neural Networks and Deep Learning

50,522 ratings
9,701 reviews
If you want to break into cutting-edge AI, this course will help you do so. Deep learning engineers are highly sought after, and mastering deep learning will give you numerous new career opportunities. Deep learning is also a new "superpower" that will let you build AI systems that just weren't possible a few years ago. In this course, you will learn the foundations of deep learning. When you finish this class, you will: - Understand the major technology trends driving Deep Learning - Be able to build, train and apply fully connected deep neural networks - Know how to implement efficient (vectorized) neural networks - Understand the key parameters in a neural network's architecture This course also teaches you how Deep Learning actually works, rather than presenting only a cursory or surface-level description. So after completing it, you will be able to apply deep learning to a your own applications. If you are looking for a job in AI, after this course you will also be able to answer basic interview questions. This is the first course of the Deep Learning Specialization....

Improving Deep Neural Networks: Hyperparameter tuning, Regularization and Optimization

31,919 ratings
3,447 reviews
This course will teach you the "magic" of getting deep learning to work well. Rather than the deep learning process being a black box, you will understand what drives performance, and be able to more systematically get good results. You will also learn TensorFlow. After 3 weeks, you will: - Understand industry best-practices for building deep learning applications. - Be able to effectively use the common neural network "tricks", including initialization, L2 and dropout regularization, Batch normalization, gradient checking, - Be able to implement and apply a variety of optimization algorithms, such as mini-batch gradient descent, Momentum, RMSprop and Adam, and check for their convergence. - Understand new best-practices for the deep learning era of how to set up train/dev/test sets and analyze bias/variance - Be able to implement a neural network in TensorFlow. This is the second course of the Deep Learning Specialization....

Structuring Machine Learning Projects

26,133 ratings
2,818 reviews
You will learn how to build a successful machine learning project. If you aspire to be a technical leader in AI, and know how to set direction for your team's work, this course will show you how. Much of this content has never been taught elsewhere, and is drawn from my experience building and shipping many deep learning products. This course also has two "flight simulators" that let you practice decision-making as a machine learning project leader. This provides "industry experience" that you might otherwise get only after years of ML work experience. After 2 weeks, you will: - Understand how to diagnose errors in a machine learning system, and - Be able to prioritize the most promising directions for reducing error - Understand complex ML settings, such as mismatched training/test sets, and comparing to and/or surpassing human-level performance - Know how to apply end-to-end learning, transfer learning, and multi-task learning I've seen teams waste months or years through not understanding the principles taught in this course. I hope this two week course will save you months of time. This is a standalone course, and you can take this so long as you have basic machine learning knowledge. This is the third course in the Deep Learning Specialization....

Convolutional Neural Networks

20,318 ratings
2,514 reviews
This course will teach you how to build convolutional neural networks and apply it to image data. Thanks to deep learning, computer vision is working far better than just two years ago, and this is enabling numerous exciting applications ranging from safe autonomous driving, to accurate face recognition, to automatic reading of radiology images. You will: - Understand how to build a convolutional neural network, including recent variations such as residual networks. - Know how to apply convolutional networks to visual detection and recognition tasks. - Know to use neural style transfer to generate art. - Be able to apply these algorithms to a variety of image, video, and other 2D or 3D data. This is the fourth course of the Deep Learning Specialization....



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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  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • Expected:

    Programming experience. The course is taught in Python. We assume you have basic programming skills (understanding of for loops, if/else statements, data structures such as lists and dictionaries).


    - Mathematics: basic linear algebra (matrix vector operations and notation) will help.

    - Machine Learning: a basic knowledge of machine learning (how do we represent data, what does a machine learning model do) will help. If you have taken Andrew Ng's Machine Learning course on Coursera, you're good of course!

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