Machine Learning has had several excitements over the years with machines that are modelled on the human brain. The invention of the perceptron and artificial neural networks were followed by intense scientific activity and excitement, then by disappointment at a number of unappreciated deficiencies. The latest craze are deep neural networks.
In this lecture, we will explore how deep learning works, what it can do and if neural networks are a modern miracle or yet another false dawn.
A lecture by Richard Harvey, IT Livery Company Professor of IT 19 March 2019
The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/deep-learning
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