Recently Jeff Bezos, Ex-CEO of Amazon famously quoted:

Treat Google like a mountain. You can climb the mountain, but you can’t move it.

One of the biggest contributors to Google’s success is “Google-Search”, an unparalleled search index with relevant results, accuracy, and deeper indexing. What makes our search so accurate is Google’s cutting-edge deep learning representation modal: BERT (Bidirectional Encoder Representation) running on cloud TPUs. BERT enables Google to assess the context of all English Queries and now Fillers and Preposition like “a”, “an”, “the”, “for”, “at” holds a significantly larger value in a search query. This is just one of the examples where ubiquitous deep-learning has shaped our life. We are actually living in a DL Wonderland, surrounded by DL-powered breakthroughs and developments. From the top-tier research labs to startups looking to design solutions; AI, Deep Learning, and neural network are at the heart of the tech ecosystem.

If one’s willing, it’s possible to learn, follow, and acquire skills for Deep Learning and Neural networks in just one months’ time. However, there are a plethora of resources available, and the last thing you wanna do is to follow the topic in an unstructured manner. This article will try to pan out all these possibilities, meanwhile, go check out our “Data Science w/Deep Learning” bundled course to stay ahead of others. So without further ado let’s start:

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Pre-requisites

  • Determination to spend at-least 3-4 hours daily for the next month.
  • Basic programming skills, prioritizing Cloud and Python.
  • Math Background. ( Basic Knowledge of descriptive statistics, calculus, linear algebra, and geometry)
  • Access to Internet and System. (Obviously)
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Getting Started with Deep Learning and Neural Networks

This comprehensive step-by-step list will help you grasp all the fundamentals of Deep Learning and how to scale and deploy functional neural networks.

1. Revive Basics

We learn riding a bike-by riding. Not by learning how the clutch and internal combustion works. Similarly, there are few components you need to cover before creating a full-fledged machine. Introduce yourself to the world of “Deep Learning”; Learn about linear Algebra and calculus. Read some worthwhile papers such as “The Matrix Calculus you need for Deep Learning” and watch “Big Picture of Calculus” on MIT’s open courseware.

2. Pick along Python and Cloud

In case, you don’t have any prior knowledge of Python and cloud, you should be comfortable picking up Python along the way. GUVI has professionally curated courses such as Python with IIT certification, AWS, and Azure. We suggest you enroll in all of them and revive the fundamental basics for building a neural network. You need to catch up and cover the above two steps in just one week.

3. Introduction to Machine Learning

What makes Deep Learning so revolutionary in itself, is decades of Machine Learning Development. Deep Learning, however, is a subset of ML. They both have a similar function and often the terms are used interchangeably. The only difference lies in the practical standpoint and their capabilities. Traditionally, if the training dataset is relatively small, engineers prefer Machine Learning. Enroll in GUVI’s “Machine Learning 101” and it will cover topics like inferential statistics, regression theory, and ML algorithms.

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4. Hands-on with Deep Learning

Now, it’s time to accumulate the cognitive approach to learn Deep Learning. A conventional ML approach still requires input guidance from the users to complete the process. On the other hand, that’s not the case with Deep Learning. Deep learning neural networks develop a modal with time to implement machine decisions that don’t require any sort of user guidance. This third week will be the most important of all the learning paths, where you will pick up with Primitive & Sigmoid Neuron. You will also be starting your practical journey with a Capstone project along with the course.

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5. Dig Deep into Neural Networks

This particular step is all about building on your recently created neural network expertise. Along with the modules, you will learn how to apply different regularisation techniques, perform various data parameters to tune-in model efficiency, and much more. Moreover, you will dwell deep into the neural networks and deep learning libraries (eg: PyTorch, Tenser-flow, MXNet) and implement a system architecture from scratch.

6. ANN, CNN, RNN, and GAN’s

The next step is to declassify neural networks into different classes. CNN (Convolutional Neural Networks) usually associate with Vision-related tasks, while RNN (Recurrent Neural Networks) is associated with finding patterns within recurrent data. GAN (Generative Adversarial Networks) is a creative class, which is able to mimic any distribution of Data. ANN (Artificial Neural Network) is an umbrella term for all three classes. All of the classes have real-world applicability and are a necessary addition to your deep learning and neural network skillset.

7. Debugging

No matter your modal’s scalability, efficiency, and functionality, almost every deep learning model requires debugging. The particular step will teach you how to debug & visualize the Deep Learning modal to frequently assess its performance. Although many deep learning models are equipped with autoencoders and thus able to deploy an unsupervised system.

8. Natural language Processing

Lastly, but not least you have to cover all the fundamentals surrounding Natural Language Processing. NLP is one of the most splendid products that has come out of deep learning and neural network development. Most of the “State-of-the-art” products such as Open AI’s, Google’s BERT, Amazon’s Alexa have NLP at their core.

At GUVI, we try to ease up your learning pathway by accumulating all the resources into one single place. We recently introduced the first of its kind in India, the combination of Data Science and Deep Learning in one single course. Upon completion, you will also receive a globally recognized GUVI certification to help you grab a lucrative paygrade in one of the sought-out fields like Deep Learning.