The Deep Learning Revolution (The MIT Press)
How deep learning—from Google Translate to driverless cars to personal cognitive assistants—is changing our lives and transforming every sector of the economy.
The deep learning revolution has brought us driverless cars, the greatly improved Google Translate, fluent conversations with Siri and Alexa, and enormous profits from automated trading on the New York Stock Exch...more
Since about 1980 Professor Terrence Sejnowski has worked with biologically inspired neural nets. However, his work is NOT notable for the theory behind or the development of deep neural nets (AKA deep learning). As such, this book consists of a very lightweight historical introduction to some of the people who were active in the early days of NNs, and Dr Sejnowski's kinship with them, but little more.
Terry describes the evolution of neural networks and the personalities that helped the field along the way. He was a part of it, hence the 'memior' theme, but goes beyond his own contributions and neatly outlines the evolution of the idea from both personnel and theoretical perspectives. This won't teach you how to perform deep learning, but will help you understand how we got to where we are today.
Even though it doesn't contain much technical detail, it has good references to many foundational works in neural networks/deep learning. Sometimes it feels like the narrative is too focused on mimicking human brain, whereas I believe the modern interpretation of de ...more
No Mathematics involved although a broad understanding of probability is required in some sections . This book explains origins of deep learning from author’s perspective and how it is fundamentally different from logical programming from which computer science evolved in 1950 to 2000.
The book emphasizes the relationship between cognitive neurosciences, mathematical algorithms, computing technology and how these three enabled the modern AI revolution.
A very good read, I highly recommend but bear in mind that it is a m ...more
Nevertheless, this is Terrence Sejnowski's. His livejournal posts are worth more than most people's books, because a small droplet of his thinking and experience distills a great deal of value.
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Sejnowski is also Professor of Biological Sciences and Adjunct Professor in the Departments o ...more