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# Neural Networks and Deep Learning

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Neural Networks and Deep Learning is a free online book. The book will teach you about:

* Neural networks, a beautiful biologically-inspired programming paradigm which enables a computer to learn from observational data

* Deep learning, a powerful set of techniques for learning in neural networks

Neural networks and deep learning currently provide the best solutions to many p ...more

* Neural networks, a beautiful biologically-inspired programming paradigm which enables a computer to learn from observational data

* Deep learning, a powerful set of techniques for learning in neural networks

Neural networks and deep learning currently provide the best solutions to many p ...more

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November 25th 2013

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I really liked how diligently Nielsen explains the hows and whys of neural networks. If, like I used to, you fear the magic of backpropagation, this book will make every effort to dissolve your fears. An immensely careful and thorough treatment of backprop is probably the book's most valuable chapter. However, later on Nielsen starts making a lot of detours. Of course, the field of neural networks is barely developed a ...more

A person without a background in linear algebra and calculus would not get much from the book, but that's not a problem with the book, those topics are a good thing for everyone to study anyway. This book also provid ...more

This is by no way a comprehensive book on everything that is happening on the field, but if you, like me are someone who's just begun and is looki ...more

**TLDR:**Extraordinary for intended readers. The book is intended for readers who wants to understand how/why neural networks work instead of using neural network as a black box.

The book consists of six chapters, first four covers neural networks and rest two lays the foundation of deep neural network. Lots of animations, pictures, interactive elements all over the book makes you visualize neural network right in front of your eyes. Time to time reference of research papers are given for enthusias ...more

Sep 18, 2018
Maru Kun
marked it as bubbling-under

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On top of that, the exposition is relatively accessible and easy to follow, although there is a few weak spots. The book does get technical (calculus), but it also explains most formulas in plain English and makes it easy to fast forward and just get a rough idea of what's goin ...more

While I read this for the technical details, I was also struck by some of the more abstract discussions on intelligence. For example, this quote stuck with me

"In the early days of AI research people hoped that the effort to build an AI would also help us understand the principles behind intelligence and, maybe, the functioning of the human brain. But perhaps the outcome will be that we en ...more

Many people might i ...more

By using Python I'm guessing this is a book most programmers ...more

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