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Neural Networks courses

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neuralnet | Introduction to the use of neural networks | 7 hours | The training is aimed at people who want to learn the basics of neural networks and their applications. The Basics Whether computers can think of? Imperative and declarative approach to solving problems Purpose Bedan on artificial intelligence The definition of artificial intelligence. Turing test. Other determinants The development of the concept of intelligent systems Most important achievements and directions of development Neural Networks The Basics Concept of neurons and neural networks A simplified model of the brain Opportunities neuron XOR problem and the nature of the distribution of values The polymorphic nature of the sigmoidal Other functions activated Construction of neural networks Concept of neurons connect Neural network as nodes Building a network Neurons Layers Scales Input and output data Range 0 to 1 Normalization Learning Neural Networks Backward Propagation Steps propagation Network training algorithms range of application Estimation Problems with the possibility of approximation by Examples XOR problem Lotto? Equities OCR and image pattern recognition Other applications Implementing a neural network modeling job predicting stock prices of listed Problems for today Combinatorial explosion and gaming issues Turing test again Over-confidence in the capabilities of computers |

mlintro | Introduction to Machine Learning | 7 hours | This training course is for people that would like to apply basic Machine Learning techniques in practical applications. Audience Data scientists and statisticians that have some familiarity with machine learning and know how to program R. The emphasis of this course is on the practical aspects of data/model preparation, execution, post hoc analysis and visualization. The purpose is to give a practical introduction to machine learning to participants interested in applying the methods at work Sector specific examples are used to make the training relevant to the audience. Naive Bayes Multinomial models Bayesian categorical data analysis Discriminant analysis Linear regression Logistic regression GLM EM Algorithm Mixed Models Additive Models Classification KNN Ridge regression Clustering |

annmldt | Artificial Neural Networks, Machine Learning, Deep Thinking | 21 hours | DAY 1 - ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORKS Introduction and ANN Structure. Biological neurons and artificial neurons. Model of an ANN. Activation functions used in ANNs. Typical classes of network architectures . Mathematical Foundations and Learning mechanisms. Re-visiting vector and matrix algebra. State-space concepts. Concepts of optimization. Error-correction learning. Memory-based learning. Hebbian learning. Competitive learning. Single layer perceptrons. Structure and learning of perceptrons. Pattern classifier - introduction and Bayes' classifiers. Perceptron as a pattern classifier. Perceptron convergence. Limitations of a perceptrons. Feedforward ANN. Structures of Multi-layer feedforward networks. Back propagation algorithm. Back propagation - training and convergence. Functional approximation with back propagation. Practical and design issues of back propagation learning. Radial Basis Function Networks. Pattern separability and interpolation. Regularization Theory. Regularization and RBF networks. RBF network design and training. Approximation properties of RBF. Competitive Learning and Self organizing ANN. General clustering procedures. Learning Vector Quantization (LVQ). Competitive learning algorithms and architectures. Self organizing feature maps. Properties of feature maps. Fuzzy Neural Networks. Neuro-fuzzy systems. Background of fuzzy sets and logic. Design of fuzzy stems. Design of fuzzy ANNs. Applications A few examples of Neural Network applications, their advantages and problems will be discussed. DAY -2 MACHINE LEARNING The PAC Learning Framework Guarantees for finite hypothesis set – consistent case Guarantees for finite hypothesis set – inconsistent case Generalities Deterministic cv. Stochastic scenarios Bayes error noise Estimation and approximation errors Model selection Radmeacher Complexity and VC – Dimension Bias - Variance tradeoff Regularisation Over-fitting Validation Support Vector Machines Kriging (Gaussian Process regression) PCA and Kernel PCA Self Organisation Maps (SOM) Kernel induced vector space Mercer Kernels and Kernel - induced similarity metrics Reinforcement Learning DAY 3 - DEEP LEARNING This will be taught in relation to the topics covered on Day 1 and Day 2 Logistic and Softmax Regression Sparse Autoencoders Vectorization, PCA and Whitening Self-Taught Learning Deep Networks Linear Decoders Convolution and Pooling Sparse Coding Independent Component Analysis Canonical Correlation Analysis Demos and Applications |

appliedml | Applied Machine Learning | 14 hours | This training course is for people that would like to apply Machine Learning in practical applications. Audience This course is for data scientists and statisticians that have some familiarity with statistics and know how to program R (or Python or other chosen language). The emphasis of this course is on the practical aspects of data/model preparation, execution, post hoc analysis and visualization. The purpose is to give practical applications to Machine Learning to participants interested in applying the methods at work. Sector specific examples are used to make the training relevant to the audience. Naive Bayes Multinomial models Bayesian categorical data analysis Discriminant analysis Linear regression Logistic regression GLM EM Algorithm Mixed Models Additive Models Classification KNN Bayesian Graphical Models Factor Analysis (FA) Principal Component Analysis (PCA) Independent Component Analysis (ICA) Support Vector Machines (SVM) for regression and classification Boosting Ensemble models Neural networks Hidden Markov Models (HMM) Space State Models Clustering |

deeplearning1 | Introduction to Deep Learning | 21 hours | This course is general overview for Deep Learning without going too deep into any specific methods. It is suitable for people who want to start using Deep learning to enhance their accuracy of prediction. Backprop, modular models Logsum module RBF Net MAP/MLE loss Parameter Space Transforms Convolutional Module Gradient-Based Learning Energy for inference, Objective for learning PCA; NLL: Latent Variable Models Probabilistic LVM Loss Function Handwriting recognition |

cntk | Using Computer Network ToolKit (CNTK) | 28 hours | Computer Network ToolKit (CNTK) is Microsoft's Open Source, Multi-machine, Multi-GPU, Highly efficent RNN training machine learning framework for speech, text, and images. Audience This course is directed at engineers and architects aiming to utilize CNTK in their projects. Getting started Setup CNTK on your machine Enabling 1bit SGD Developing and Testing CNTK Production Test Configurations How to contribute to CNTK Tutorial Tutorial II CNTK usage overview Examples Presentations Multiple GPUs¹ and machines Configuring CNTK Config file overview Simple Network Builder BrainScript Network Builder SGD block Reader block Train, Test, Eval Top-level configurations Describing Networks Basic concepts Expressions Defining functions Full Function Reference Data readers Text Format Reader CNTK Text Format Reader UCI Fast Reader (deprecated) HTKMLF Reader LM sequence reader LU sequence reader Image reader Evaluating CNTK Models Overview C++ Evaluation Interface C# Evaluation Interface Evaluating Hidden Layers C# Image Transforms for Evaluation Advanced topics Command line parsing rules Top-level commands Plot command ConvertDBN command ¹ The topic related to the use of CNTK with a GPU is not available as a part of a remote course. This module can be delivered during classroom-based courses, but only by prior agreement, and only if both the trainer and all participants have laptops with supported NVIDIA GPUs (not provided by NobleProg). NobleProg cannot guarantee the availability of trainers with the required hardware. |

aiintrozero | From Zero to AI | 35 hours | This course is created for people who have no previous experience in probability and statistics. Probability (3.5h) Definition of probability Binomial distribution Everyday usage exercises Statistics (10.5h) Descriptive Statistics Inferential Statistics Regression Logistic Regression Exercises Intro to programming (3.5h) Procedural Programming Functional Programming OOP Programming Exercises (writing logic for a game of choice, e.g. noughts and crosses) Machine Learning (10.5h) Classification Clustering Neural Networks Exercises (write AI for a computer game of choice) Rules Engines and Expert Systems (7 hours) Intro to Rule Engines Write AI for the same game and combing solutions into hybrid approach |

aiauto | Artificial Intelligence in Automotive | 14 hours | This course covers AI (emphasizing Machine Learning and Deep Learning) in Automotive Industry. It helps to determine which technology can be (potentially) used in multiple situation in a car: from simple automation, image recognition to autonomous decision making. Current state of the technology What is used What may be potentially used Rules based AI Simplifying decision Machine Learning Classification Clustering Neural Networks Types of Neural Networks Presentation of working examples and discussion Deep Learning Basic vocabulary When to use Deep Learning, when not to Estimating computational resources and cost Very short theoretical background to Deep Neural Networks Deep Learning in practice (mainly using TensorFlow) Preparing Data Choosing loss function Choosing appropriate type on neural network Accuracy vs speed and resources Training neural network Measuring efficiency and error Sample usage Anomaly detection Image recognition ADAS |

Neuralnettf | Neural Networks Fundamentals using TensorFlow as Example | 28 hours | This course will give you knowledge in neural networks and generally in machine learning algorithm, deep learning (algorithms and applications). This training is more focus on fundamentals, but will help you choosing the right technology : TensorFlow, Caffe, Teano, DeepDrive, Keras, etc. The examples are made in TensorFlow. TensorFlow Basics Creation, Initializing, Saving, and Restoring TensorFlow variables Feeding, Reading and Preloading TensorFlow Data How to use TensorFlow infrastructure to train models at scale Visualizing and Evaluating models with TensorBoard TensorFlow Mechanics Inputs and Placeholders Build the GraphS Inference Loss Training Train the Model The Graph The Session Train Loop Evaluate the Model Build the Eval Graph Eval Output The Perceptron Activation functions The perceptron learning algorithm Binary classification with the perceptron Document classification with the perceptron Limitations of the perceptron From the Perceptron to Support Vector Machines Kernels and the kernel trick Maximum margin classification and support vectors Artificial Neural Networks Nonlinear decision boundaries Feedforward and feedback artificial neural networks Multilayer perceptrons Minimizing the cost function Forward propagation Back propagation Improving the way neural networks learn Convolutional Neural Networks Goals Model Architecture Principles Code Organization Launching and Training the Model Evaluating a Model |

mldt | Machine Learning and Deep Learning | 21 hours | This course covers AI (emphasizing Machine Learning and Deep Learning)Machine learning Introduction to Machine Learning Applications of machine learning Supervised Versus Unsupervised Learning Machine Learning Algorithms Regression Classification Clustering Recommender System Anomaly Detection Reinforcement Learning Regression Simple & Multiple Regression Least Square Method Estimating the Coefficients Assessing the Accuracy of the Coefficient Estimates Assessing the Accuracy of the Model Post Estimation Analysis Other Considerations in the Regression Models Qualitative Predictors Extensions of the Linear Models Potential Problems Bias-variance trade off [under-fitting/over-fitting] for regression models Resampling Methods Cross-Validation The Validation Set Approach Leave-One-Out Cross-Validation k-Fold Cross-Validation Bias-Variance Trade-Off for k-Fold The Bootstrap Model Selection and Regularization Subset Selection [Best Subset Selection, Stepwise Selection, Choosing the Optimal Model] Shrinkage Methods/ Regularization [Ridge Regression, Lasso & Elastic Net] Selecting the Tuning Parameter Dimension Reduction Methods Principal Components Regression Partial Least Squares Classification Logistic Regression The Logistic Model cost function Estimating the Coefficients Making Predictions Odds Ratio Performance Evaluation Matrices [Sensitivity/Specificity/PPV/NPV, Precision, ROC curve etc.] Multiple Logistic Regression Logistic Regression for >2 Response Classes Regularized Logistic Regression Linear Discriminant Analysis Using Bayes’ Theorem for Classification Linear Discriminant Analysis for p=1 Linear Discriminant Analysis for p >1 Quadratic Discriminant Analysis K-Nearest Neighbors Classification with Non-linear Decision Boundaries Support Vector Machines Optimization Objective The Maximal Margin Classifier Kernels One-Versus-One Classification One-Versus-All Classification Comparison of Classification Methods Introduction to Deep Learning ANN Structure Biological neurons and artificial neurons Non-linear Hypothesis Model Representation Examples & Intuitions Transfer Function/ Activation Functions Typical classes of network architectures Feed forward ANN. Structures of Multi-layer feed forward networks Back propagation algorithm Back propagation - training and convergence Functional approximation with back propagation Practical and design issues of back propagation learning Deep Learning Artificial Intelligence & Deep Learning Softmax Regression Self-Taught Learning Deep Networks Demos and Applications Lab: Getting Started with R Introduction to R Basic Commands & Libraries Data Manipulation Importing & Exporting data Graphical and Numerical Summaries Writing functions Regression Simple & Multiple Linear Regression Interaction Terms Non-linear Transformations Dummy variable regression Cross-Validation and the Bootstrap Subset selection methods Penalization [Ridge, Lasso, Elastic Net] Classification Logistic Regression, LDA, QDA, and KNN, Resampling & Regularization Support Vector Machine Resampling & Regularization Artificial Neural Network Deep Learning Note: For ML algorithms, case studies will be used to discuss their application, advantages & potential issues. Analysis of different data sets will be performed using R |

Torch | Torch: Getting started with Machine and Deep Learning | 21 hours | Torch is an open source machine learning library and a scientific computing framework based on the Lua programming language. It provides a development environment for numerics, machine learning, and computer vision, with a particular emphasis on deep learning and convolutional nets. It is one of the fastest and most flexible frameworks for Machine and Deep Learning and is used by companies such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, NVIDIA, AMD, Intel, and many others. In this course we cover the principles of Torch, its unique features, and how it can be applied in real-world applications. We step through numerous hands-on exercises all throughout, demonstrating and practicing the concepts learned. By the end of the course, participants will have a thorough understanding of Torch's underlying features and capabilities as well as its role and contribution within the AI space compared to other frameworks and libraries. Participants will have also received the necessary practice to implement Torch in their own projects. Audience Software developers and programmers wishing to enable Machine and Deep Learning within their applications Format of the course Overview of Machine and Deep Learning In-class coding and integration exercises Test questions sprinkled along the way to check understanding Introduction to Torch Like NumPy but with CPU and GPU implementation Torch's usage in machine learning, computer vision, signal processing, parallel processing, image, video, audio and networking Installing Torch Linux, Windows, Mac Bitmapi and Docker Installing Torch packages Using the LuaRocks package manager Choosing an IDE for Torch ZeroBrane Studio Eclipse plugin for Lua Working with the Lua scripting language and LuaJIT Lua's integration with C/C++ Lua syntax: datatypes, loops and conditionals, functions, functions, tables, and file i/o. Object orientation and serialization in Torch Coding exercise Loading a dataset in Torch MNIST CIFAR-10, CIFAR-100 Imagenet Machine Learning in Torch Deep Learning Manual feature extraction vs convolutional networks Supervised and Unsupervised Learning Building a neural network with Torch N-dimensional arrays Image analysis with Torch Image package The Tensor library Working with the REPL interpreter Working with databases Networking and Torch GPU support in Torch Integrating Torch C, Python, and others Embedding Torch iOS and Android Other frameworks and libraries Facebook's optimized deep-learning modules and containers Creating your own package Testing and debugging Releasing your application The future of AI and Torch |

OpenNN | OpenNN: Implementing neural networks | 14 hours | OpenNN is an open-source class library written in C++ which implements neural networks, for use in machine learning. In this course we go over the principles of neural networks and use OpenNN to implement a sample application. Audience Software developers and programmers wishing to create Deep Learning applications. Format of the course Lecture and discussion coupled with hands-on exercises. Introduction to OpenNN, Machine Learning and Deep Learning Downloading OpenNN Working with Neural Designer Using Neural Designer for descriptive, diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive analytics OpenNN architecture CPU parallelization OpenNN classes Data set, neural network, loss index, training strategy, model selection, testing analysis Vector and matrix templates Building a neural network application Choosing a suitable neural network Formulating the variational problem (loss index) Solving the reduced function optimization problem (training strategy) Working with datasets The data matrix (columns as variables and rows as instances) Learning tasks Function regression Pattern recognition Compiling with QT Creator Integrating, testing and debugging your application The future of neural networks and OpenNN |

MLFWR1 | Machine Learning Fundamentals with R | 14 hours | The aim of this course is to provide a basic proficiency in applying Machine Learning methods in practice. Through the use of the R programming platform and its various libraries, and based on a multitude of practical examples this course teaches how to use the most important building blocks of Machine Learning, how to make data modeling decisions, interpret the outputs of the algorithms and validate the results. Our goal is to give you the skills to understand and use the most fundamental tools from the Machine Learning toolbox confidently and avoid the common pitfalls of Data Sciences applications. Introduction to Applied Machine Learning Statistical learning vs. Machine learning Iteration and evaluation Bias-Variance trade-off Regression Linear regression Generalizations and Nonlinearity Exercises Classification Bayesian refresher Naive Bayes Logistic regression K-Nearest neighbors Exercises Cross-validation and Resampling Cross-validation approaches Bootstrap Exercises Unsupervised Learning K-means clustering Examples Challenges of unsupervised learning and beyond K-means |

Fairsec | Fairsec: Setting up a CNN-based machine translation system | 7 hours | Fairseq is an open-source sequence-to-sequence learning toolkit created by Facebok for use in Neural Machine Translation (NMT). In this training participants will learn how to use Fairseq to carry out translation of sample content. By the end of this training, participants will have the knowledge and practice needed to implement a live Fairseq based machine translation solution. Source and target language content samples can be prepared according to audience's requirements. Audience Translation and localization engineers Format of the course Part lecture, part discussion, heavy hands-on practice Introduction Why Neural Machine Translation? Overview of the Torch project Overview of a Convolutional Neural Machine Translation model Convolutional Sequence to Sequence Learning Convolutional Encoder Model for Neural Machine Translation Standard LSTM-based model Overview of training approaches About GPUs and CPUs Fast beam search generation Installation and setup Evaluating pre-trained models Preprocessing your data Training the model Translating Converting a trained model to use CPU-only operations Joining to the community Closing remarks |

opennmt | OpenNMT: Setting up a Neural Machine Translation system | 7 hours | OpenNMT is a full-featured, open-source (MIT) neural machine translation system that utilizes the Torch mathematical toolkit. In this training participants will learn how to set up and use OpenNMT to carry out translation of various sample data sets. The course starts with an overview of neural networks as they apply to machine translation. Participants will carry out live exercises throughout the course to demonstrate their understanding of the concepts learned and get feedback from the instructor. By the end of this training, participants will have the knowledge and practice needed to implement a live OpenNMT solution. Source and target language samples will be pre-arranged per the audience's requirements. Audience Translation and localization engineers Machine translation specialists and managers Format of the course Part lecture, part discussion, heavy hands-on practice Introduction Why Neural Machine Translation? Overview of the Torch project Installation and setup Preprocessing your data Training the model Translating Using pre-trained models Working with Lua scripts Using extensions Troubleshooting Joining the community Closing remarks |

datamodeling | Pattern Recognition | 35 hours | This course provides an introduction into the field of pattern recognition and machine learning. It touches on practical applications in statistics, computer science, signal processing, computer vision, data mining, and bioinformatics. The course is interactive and includes plenty of hands-on exercises, instructor feedback, and testing of knowledge and skills acquired. Audience Data analysts PhD students, researchers and practitioners Introduction Probability theory, model selection, decision and information theory Probability distributions Linear models for regression and classification Neural networks Kernel methods Sparse kernel machines Graphical models Mixture models and EM Approximate inference Sampling methods Continuous latent variables Sequential data Combining models |

rneuralnet | Neural Network in R | 14 hours | This course is an introduction to applying neural networks in real world problems using R-project software. Introduction to Neural Networks What are Neural Networks What is current status in applying neural networks Neural Networks vs regression models Supervised and Unsupervised learning Overview of packages available nnet, neuralnet and others differences between packages and itls limitations Visualizing neural networks Applying Neural Networks Concept of neurons and neural networks A simplified model of the brain Opportunities neuron XOR problem and the nature of the distribution of values The polymorphic nature of the sigmoidal Other functions activated Construction of neural networks Concept of neurons connect Neural network as nodes Building a network Neurons Layers Scales Input and output data Range 0 to 1 Normalization Learning Neural Networks Backward Propagation Steps propagation Network training algorithms range of application Estimation Problems with the possibility of approximation by Examples OCR and image pattern recognition Other applications Implementing a neural network modeling job predicting stock prices of listed |

aiint | Artificial Intelligence Overview | 7 hours | This course has been created for managers, solutions architects, innovation officers, CTOs, software architects and everyone who is interested overview of applied artificial intelligence and the nearest forecast for its development. Artificial Intelligence History Intelligent Agents Problem Solving Solving Problems by Searching Beyond Classical Search Adversarial Search Constraint Satisfaction Problems Knowledge and Reasoning Logical Agents First-Order Logic Inference in First-Order Logic Classical Planning Planning and Acting in the Real World Knowledge Representation Uncertain Knowledge and Reasoning Quantifying Uncertainty Probabilistic Reasoning Probabilistic Reasoning over Time Making Simple Decisions Making Complex Decisions Learning Learning from Examples Knowledge in Learning Learning Probabilistic Models Reinforcement Learning Communicating, Perceiving, and Acting; Natural Language Processing Natural Language for Communication Perception Robotics Conclusions Philosophical Foundations AI: The Present and Future |

d2dbdpa | From Data to Decision with Big Data and Predictive Analytics | 21 hours | Audience If you try to make sense out of the data you have access to or want to analyse unstructured data available on the net (like Twitter, Linked in, etc...) this course is for you. It is mostly aimed at decision makers and people who need to choose what data is worth collecting and what is worth analyzing. It is not aimed at people configuring the solution, those people will benefit from the big picture though. Delivery Mode During the course delegates will be presented with working examples of mostly open source technologies. Short lectures will be followed by presentation and simple exercises by the participants Content and Software used All software used is updated each time the course is run so we check the newest versions possible. It covers the process from obtaining, formatting, processing and analysing the data, to explain how to automate decision making process with machine learning. Quick Overview Data Sources Minding Data Recommender systems Target Marketing Datatypes Structured vs unstructured Static vs streamed Attitudinal, behavioural and demographic data Data-driven vs user-driven analytics data validity Volume, velocity and variety of data Models Building models Statistical Models Machine learning Data Classification Clustering kGroups, k-means, nearest neighbours Ant colonies, birds flocking Predictive Models Decision trees Support vector machine Naive Bayes classification Neural networks Markov Model Regression Ensemble methods ROI Benefit/Cost ratio Cost of software Cost of development Potential benefits Building Models Data Preparation (MapReduce) Data cleansing Choosing methods Developing model Testing Model Model evaluation Model deployment and integration Overview of Open Source and commercial software Selection of R-project package Python libraries Hadoop and Mahout Selected Apache projects related to Big Data and Analytics Selected commercial solution Integration with existing software and data sources |