The Machine Learning Textbook

July 19, 2016

Deep learning is another bit of technical jargon floating around and it is tied to artificial intelligence.  We know that artificial intelligence is the process of replicating human thought patterns and actions through computer software.  Deep learning is…well, what specifically?  To get a primer on what deep learning is as well as it’s many applications check out “Deep Learning: An MIT Press Book” by Ian Goodfellow, Yoshua Bengio, and Aaron Courville.

Here is how the Deeping Learning book is described:

“The Deep Learning textbook is a resource intended to help students and practitioners enter the field of machine learning in general and deep learning in particular. The online version of the book is now complete and will remain available online for free. The print version will be available for sale soon.”

This is a fantastic resource to take advantage of.  MIT is one of the leading technical schools in the nation, if not the world, and the information that is sponsored by them is more than guaranteed to round out your deep learning foundation.  Also it is free, which cannot be beaten.  Here is how the book explains the goal of machine learning:

“This book is about a solution to these more intuitive problems.  This solution is to allow computers to learn from experience and understand the world in terms of a hierarchy of concepts, with each concept de?ned in terms of its relation to simpler concepts. By gathering knowledge from experience, this approach avoids the need for human operators to formally specify all of the knowledge that the computer needs.”

If you have time take a detour and read the book, or if you want to save time there is always Wikipedia.


Whitney Grace, July 19, 2016
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