Learning TensorFlow

A Guide to Building Deep Learning Systems

Learning TensorFlow

Roughly inspired by the human brain, deep neural networks trained with large amounts of data can solve complex tasks with unprecedented accuracy. This practical book provides an end-to-end guide to TensorFlow, the leading open source software library that helps you build and train neural networks for computer vision, natural language processing (NLP), speech recognition, and general predictive analytics. Authors Tom Hope, Yehezkel Resheff, and Itay Lieder provide a hands-on approach to TensorFlow fundamentals for a broad technical audience—from data scientists and engineers to students and researchers. You’ll begin by working through some basic examples in TensorFlow before diving deeper into topics such as neural network architectures, TensorBoard visualization, TensorFlow abstraction libraries, and multithreaded input pipelines. Once you finish this book, you’ll know how to build and deploy production-ready deep learning systems in TensorFlow. Get up and running with TensorFlow, rapidly and painlessly Learn how to use TensorFlow to build deep learning models from the ground up Train popular deep learning models for computer vision and NLP Use extensive abstraction libraries to make development easier and faster Learn how to scale TensorFlow, and use clusters to distribute model training Deploy TensorFlow in a production setting

Applied Deep Learning with Python

Use scikit-learn, TensorFlow, and Keras to create intelligent systems and machine learning solutions

Applied Deep Learning with Python

A hands-on guide to deep learning that’s filled with intuitive explanations and engaging practical examples Key Features Designed to iteratively develop the skills of Python users who don’t have a data science background Covers the key foundational concepts you’ll need to know when building deep learning systems Full of step-by-step exercises and activities to help build the skills that you need for the real-world Book Description Taking an approach that uses the latest developments in the Python ecosystem, you’ll first be guided through the Jupyter ecosystem, key visualization libraries and powerful data sanitization techniques before we train our first predictive model. We’ll explore a variety of approaches to classification like support vector networks, random decision forests and k-nearest neighbours to build out your understanding before we move into more complex territory. It’s okay if these terms seem overwhelming; we’ll show you how to put them to work. We’ll build upon our classification coverage by taking a quick look at ethical web scraping and interactive visualizations to help you professionally gather and present your analysis. It’s after this that we start building out our keystone deep learning application, one that aims to predict the future price of Bitcoin based on historical public data. By guiding you through a trained neural network, we’ll explore common deep learning network architectures (convolutional, recurrent, generative adversarial) and branch out into deep reinforcement learning before we dive into model optimization and evaluation. We’ll do all of this whilst working on a production-ready web application that combines Tensorflow and Keras to produce a meaningful user-friendly result, leaving you with all the skills you need to tackle and develop your own real-world deep learning projects confidently and effectively. What you will learn Discover how you can assemble and clean your very own datasets Develop a tailored machine learning classification strategy Build, train and enhance your own models to solve unique problems Work with production-ready frameworks like Tensorflow and Keras Explain how neural networks operate in clear and simple terms Understand how to deploy your predictions to the web Who this book is for If you're a Python programmer stepping into the world of data science, this is the ideal way to get started.

Hands-On Machine Learning with TensorFlow.js

A guide to building ML applications integrated with web technology using the TensorFlow.js library

Hands-On Machine Learning with TensorFlow.js

Get hands-on with the browser-based JavaScript library for training and deploying machine learning models effectively Key Features Build, train and run machine learning models in the browser using TensorFlow.js Create smart web applications from scratch with the help of useful examples Use flexible and intuitive APIs from TensorFlow.js to understand how machine learning algorithms function Book Description TensorFlow.js is a framework that enables you to create performant machine learning (ML) applications that run smoothly in a web browser. With this book, you will learn how to use TensorFlow.js to implement various ML models through an example-based approach. Starting with the basics, you'll understand how ML models can be built on the web. Moving on, you will get to grips with the TensorFlow.js ecosystem to develop applications more efficiently. The book will then guide you through implementing ML techniques and algorithms such as regression, clustering, fast Fourier transform (FFT), and dimensionality reduction. You will later cover the Bellman equation to solve Markov decision process (MDP) problems and understand how it is related to reinforcement learning. Finally, you will explore techniques for deploying ML-based web applications and training models with TensorFlow Core. Throughout this ML book, you'll discover useful tips and tricks that will build on your knowledge. By the end of this book, you will be equipped with the skills you need to create your own web-based ML applications and fine-tune models to achieve high performance. What you will learn Use the t-SNE algorithm in TensorFlow.js to reduce dimensions in an input dataset Deploy tfjs-converter to convert Keras models and load them into TensorFlow.js Apply the Bellman equation to solve MDP problems Use the k-means algorithm in TensorFlow.js to visualize prediction results Create tf.js packages with Parcel, Webpack, and Rollup to deploy web apps Implement tf.js backend frameworks to tune and accelerate app performance Who this book is for This book is for web developers who want to learn how to integrate machine learning techniques with web-based applications from scratch. This book will also appeal to data scientists, machine learning practitioners, and deep learning enthusiasts who are looking to perform accelerated, browser-based machine learning on Web using TensorFlow.js. Working knowledge of JavaScript programming language is all you need to get started.

Deep Learning Illustrated

A Visual, Interactive Guide to Artificial Intelligence

Deep Learning Illustrated

Deep learning is one of today's hottest fields. This approach to machine learning is achieving breakthrough results in some of today's highest profile applications, in organizations ranging from Google to Tesla, Facebook to Apple. Thousands of technical professionals and students want to start leveraging its power, but previous books on deep learning have often been non-intuitive, inaccessible, and dry. In Deep Learning Illustrated , three world-class instructors and practitioners present a uniquely visual, intuitive, and accessible high-level introduction to the techniques and applications of deep learning. Packed with vibrant, full-color illustrations, it abstracts away much of the complexity of building deep learning models, making the field more fun to learn and accessible to a far wider audience. Part I's high-level overview explains what Deep Learning is, why it has become so ubiquitous, and how it relates to concepts and terminology such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Artificial Neural Networks, and Reinforcement Learning. These opening chapters are replete with vivid illustrations, easy-to-grasp analogies, and character-focused narratives. Building on this foundation, the authors then offer a practical reference and tutorial for applying a wide spectrum of proven deep learning techniques. Essential theory is covered with as little mathematics as possible and is illuminated with hands-on Python code. Theory is supported with practical "run-throughs" available in accompanying Jupyter notebooks, delivering a pragmatic understanding of all major deep learning approaches and their applications: machine vision, natural language processing, image generation, and videogaming. To help readers accomplish more in less time, the authors feature several of today's most widely used and innovative deep learning libraries, including TensorFlow and its high-level API, Keras; PyTorch; and the recently released, high-level Coach, a TensorFlow API that abstracts away the complexity typically associated with building Deep Reinforcement Learning algorithms.

Fundamentals of Deep Learning and Computer Vision

A Complete Guide to become an Expert in Deep Learning and Computer Vision

Fundamentals of Deep Learning and Computer Vision

Master Computer Vision concepts using Deep Learning with easy-to-follow steps DESCRIPTION This book starts with setting up a Python virtual environment with the deep learning framework TensorFlow and then introduces the fundamental concepts of TensorFlow. Before moving on to Computer Vision, you will learn about neural networks and related aspects such as loss functions, gradient descent optimization, activation functions and how backpropagation works for training multi-layer perceptrons. To understand how the Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) is used for computer vision problems, you need to learn about the basic convolution operation. You will learn how CNN is different from a multi-layer perceptron along with a thorough discussion on the different building blocks of the CNN architecture such as kernel size, stride, padding, and pooling and finally learn how to build a small CNN model. Next, you will learn about different popular CNN architectures such as AlexNet, VGGNet, Inception, and ResNets along with different object detection algorithms such as RCNN, SSD, and YOLO. The book concludes with a chapter on sequential models where you will learn about RNN, GRU, and LSTMs and their architectures and understand their applications in machine translation, image/video captioning and video classification. KEY FEATURES Setting up the Python and TensorFlow environment Learn core Tensorflow concepts with the latest TF version 2.0 Learn Deep Learning for computer vision applications Understand different computer vision concepts and use-cases Understand different state-of-the-art CNN architectures Build deep neural networks with transfer Learning using features from pre-trained CNN models Apply computer vision concepts with easy-to-follow code in Jupyter Notebook WHAT WILL YOU LEARN This book will help the readers to understand and apply the latest Deep Learning technologies to different interesting computer vision applications without any prior domain knowledge of image processing. Thus, helping the users to acquire new skills specific to Computer Vision and Deep Learning and build solutions to real-life problems such as Image Classification and Object Detection. This book will serve as a basic guide for all the beginners to master Deep Learning and Computer Vision with lucid and intuitive explanations using basic mathematical concepts. It also explores these concepts with popular the deep learning framework TensorFlow. WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR This book is for all the Data Science enthusiasts and practitioners who intend to learn and master Computer Vision concepts and their applications using Deep Learning. This book assumes a basic Python understanding with hands-on experience. A basic senior secondary level understanding of Mathematics will help the reader to make the best out of this book. Table of Contents 1. Introduction to TensorFlow 2. Introduction to Neural Networks 3. Convolutional Neural Network 4. CNN Architectures 5. Sequential Models

Enterprise & Business Management

A Handbook for Educators, Consultants, and Practitioners

Enterprise & Business Management

Organizations have always been dependent on communication, information, technology and their management. The development of information technology has sped up the importance of management information systems, which is an emerging discipline combining various aspects of informatics, information technology, and business management. Understanding the impact of information on today's organizations requires technological and managerial views, which are both offered by management information systems. Business management is not only about generating greater returns and using new technologies for developing businesses to reach future goals. Business management also means generating better revenue performance if plans are diligently followed. It is part of business management to have an ear to the ground of global economic trends, changing environmental conditions and preferences, as well as the behavior of value chain partners. While, until now, business management and management information systems are mostly treated as independent fields, this publication takes an interest in the cooperation of the two. Its contributions focus on both research areas and practical approaches, in turn showing novelties in the area of enterprise and business management. Main topics covered in this book are technology management, software engineering, knowledge management, innovation management and social media management. This book adopts an international view, combines theory and practice, and is authored for researchers, lecturers, students as well as consultants and practitioners.

Reinforcement Learning with TensorFlow

A beginner's guide to designing self-learning systems with TensorFlow and OpenAI Gym

Reinforcement Learning with TensorFlow

Leverage the power of the Reinforcement Learning techniques to develop self-learning systems using Tensorflow Key Features Learn reinforcement learning concepts and their implementation using TensorFlow Discover different problem-solving methods for Reinforcement Learning Apply reinforcement learning for autonomous driving cars, robobrokers, and more Book Description Reinforcement Learning (RL), allows you to develop smart, quick and self-learning systems in your business surroundings. It is an effective method to train your learning agents and solve a variety of problems in Artificial Intelligence—from games, self-driving cars and robots to enterprise applications that range from datacenter energy saving (cooling data centers) to smart warehousing solutions. The book covers the major advancements and successes achieved in deep reinforcement learning by synergizing deep neural network architectures with reinforcement learning. The book also introduces readers to the concept of Reinforcement Learning, its advantages and why it’s gaining so much popularity. The book also discusses on MDPs, Monte Carlo tree searches, dynamic programming such as policy and value iteration, temporal difference learning such as Q-learning and SARSA. You will use TensorFlow and OpenAI Gym to build simple neural network models that learn from their own actions. You will also see how reinforcement learning algorithms play a role in games, image processing and NLP. By the end of this book, you will have a firm understanding of what reinforcement learning is and how to put your knowledge to practical use by leveraging the power of TensorFlow and OpenAI Gym. What you will learn Implement state-of-the-art Reinforcement Learning algorithms from the basics Discover various techniques of Reinforcement Learning such as MDP, Q Learning and more Learn the applications of Reinforcement Learning in advertisement, image processing, and NLP Teach a Reinforcement Learning model to play a game using TensorFlow and the OpenAI gym Understand how Reinforcement Learning Applications are used in robotics Who this book is for If you want to get started with reinforcement learning using TensorFlow in the most practical way, this book will be a useful resource. The book assumes prior knowledge of machine learning and neural network programming concepts, as well as some understanding of the TensorFlow framework. No previous experience with Reinforcement Learning is required.

R Deep Learning Essentials

A step-by-step guide to building deep learning models using TensorFlow, Keras, and MXNet, 2nd Edition

R Deep Learning Essentials

Implement neural network models in R 3.5 using TensorFlow, Keras, and MXNet Key Features Use R 3.5 for building deep learning models for computer vision and text Apply deep learning techniques in cloud for large-scale processing Build, train, and optimize neural network models on a range of datasets Book Description Deep learning is a powerful subset of machine learning that is very successful in domains such as computer vision and natural language processing (NLP). This second edition of R Deep Learning Essentials will open the gates for you to enter the world of neural networks by building powerful deep learning models using the R ecosystem. This book will introduce you to the basic principles of deep learning and teach you to build a neural network model from scratch. As you make your way through the book, you will explore deep learning libraries, such as Keras, MXNet, and TensorFlow, and create interesting deep learning models for a variety of tasks and problems, including structured data, computer vision, text data, anomaly detection, and recommendation systems. You’ll cover advanced topics, such as generative adversarial networks (GANs), transfer learning, and large-scale deep learning in the cloud. In the concluding chapters, you will learn about the theoretical concepts of deep learning projects, such as model optimization, overfitting, and data augmentation, together with other advanced topics. By the end of this book, you will be fully prepared and able to implement deep learning concepts in your research work or projects. What you will learn Build shallow neural network prediction models Prevent models from overfitting the data to improve generalizability Explore techniques for finding the best hyperparameters for deep learning models Create NLP models using Keras and TensorFlow in R Use deep learning for computer vision tasks Implement deep learning tasks, such as NLP, recommendation systems, and autoencoders Who this book is for This second edition of R Deep Learning Essentials is for aspiring data scientists, data analysts, machine learning developers, and deep learning enthusiasts who are well versed in machine learning concepts and are looking to explore the deep learning paradigm using R. Fundamental understanding of the R language is necessary to get the most out of this book.

Deep Learning Essentials

Your hands-on guide to the fundamentals of deep learning and neural network modeling

Deep Learning Essentials

Get to grips with the essentials of deep learning by leveraging the power of Python Key Features Your one-stop solution to get started with the essentials of deep learning and neural network modeling Train different kinds of neural networks to tackle various problems in Natural Language Processing, computer vision, speech recognition, and more Covers popular Python libraries such as Tensorflow, Keras, and more, along with tips on training, deploying and optimizing your deep learning models in the best possible manner Book Description Deep Learning a trending topic in the field of Artificial Intelligence today and can be considered to be an advanced form of machine learning, which is quite tricky to master. This book will help you take your first steps in training efficient deep learning models and applying them in various practical scenarios. You will model, train, and deploy different kinds of neural networks such as Convolutional Neural Network, Recurrent Neural Network, and will see some of their applications in real-world domains including computer vision, natural language processing, speech recognition, and so on. You will build practical projects such as chatbots, implement reinforcement learning to build smart games, and develop expert systems for image captioning and processing. Popular Python library such as TensorFlow is used in this book to build the models. This book also covers solutions for different problems you might come across while training models, such as noisy datasets, small datasets, and more. This book does not assume any prior knowledge of deep learning. By the end of this book, you will have a firm understanding of the basics of deep learning and neural network modeling, along with their practical applications. What you will learn Get to grips with the core concepts of deep learning and neural networks Set up deep learning library such as TensorFlow Fine-tune your deep learning models for NLP and Computer Vision applications Unify different information sources, such as images, text, and speech through deep learning Optimize and fine-tune your deep learning models for better performance Train a deep reinforcement learning model that plays a game better than humans Learn how to make your models get the best out of your GPU or CPU Who this book is for Aspiring data scientists and machine learning experts who have limited or no exposure to deep learning will find this book to be very useful. If you are looking for a resource that gets you up and running with the fundamentals of deep learning and neural networks, this book is for you. As the models in the book are trained using the popular Python-based libraries such as Tensorflow and Keras, it would be useful to have sound programming knowledge of Python.