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Tutorial
Nuts and Bolts of Building Applications using Deep Learning
Andrew Ng

Mon Dec 05 02:00 AM -- 04:00 AM (PST) @ Area 1 + 2

How do you get deep learning to work in your business, product, or scientific study? The rise of highly scalable deep learning techniques is changing how you can best approach AI problems. This includes how you define your train/dev/test split, how you organize your data, how you should think through your search among promising model architectures, and even how you might develop new AI-enabled products. In this tutorial, you’ll learn about the emerging best practices in this nascent area. You’ll come away able to better organize your and your team’s work when developing deep learning applications.

Author Information

Andrew Ng (Stanford University)

Andrew Ng, Chief Scientist at Baidu, Chairman & Co-Founder of Coursera, Adjunct Professor, Stanford Dr. Andrew Ng joined Baidu in May 2014 as chief scientist. He is responsible for driving the company's global AI strategy and infrastructure. He leads Baidu Research in Beijing and Silicon Valley as well as technical teams in the areas of speech, big data and image search. In addition to his role at Baidu, Dr. Ng is an adjunct professor in the computer science department at Stanford University. In 2011 he led the development of Stanford's Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform and taught an online machine learning class that was offered to over 100,000 students. This led to the co-founding of Coursera, where he continues to serve as chairman. Previously, Dr. Ng was the founding lead of the Google Brain deep learning project. Dr. Ng has authored or co-authored over 100 research papers in machine learning, robotics and related fields. In 2013 he was named to the Time 100 list of the most influential persons in the world. He holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, MIT and the University of California, Berkeley.

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