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Past AIDA Events

Wednesday, Aug 14/19

An Introduction to Deep Learning with Neural Networks

 

Workshop Leads: Dr. Danny Silver & Dr. Andy McIntyre

Host: Acadia Institute for Data Analytics

Date/Time: Wednesday,August 14, 2019 from 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Location: Volta

Price: FREE

Abstract: This tutorial will provide a gentle hands-on introduction to developing predictive models using deep learning artificial neural networks. We will provide a high-level overview of the key elements of neural networks and deep learning, and recent advances that allow deep networks to solve challenging problems such as object recognition in images (e.g. classification of animal or letter) and sequence prediction (e.g. next word in a sentence, like Google auto-complete). Participants will get to build their own deep models using prepared software (Keras and Tensorflow) working in the browser.

Prerequisites: All Python code will be provided, but some programming experience would be beneficial. Participants will need to bring a laptop with the latest version of the Chrome browser running on it, and a Google account for using Google Drive.

Objectives: To provide a hands-on workshop that is fun and informative for participants. Covers 500-foot fundamentals of neural networks and deep learning (BP, CNN, LSTM) using popular python programming libraries.

Who is this for: Researchers, company employees, and business executives who are seeking an introduction to deep learning technology.

Registration: Please register here to ensure adequate space for everyone. Participants must register by August 10 and complete a short study prior to the workshop. Details on this preparatory study will be sent to registrants.

An evening snack and refreshments will be provided.

Workshop Materials

 

Wednesday, Mar 20/19
Wednesday, Dec 12/18
Tuesday, Nov 27/18

Danny Silver to speak at Halifax Data Science Meetup

Tuesday, Nov 20/18
Friday, Nov 2/18
Friday, Oct 26/18
Friday, Oct 19/18
Thursday, Oct 18/18
Friday, Oct 5/18