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Introduction to Generative Adversarial Networks


Learn how to build and train different generative adversarial network architectures to generate new images.

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  • Estimated time
    1 month

  • Enroll by
    May 31, 2023

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  • Skills acquired
    Generative Adversarial Networks, Hyperparameter Tuning

What You Will Learn

  1. Building Generative Adversarial Networks

    1 month to complete

    Become familiar with generative adversarial networks (GANs). Students in this course will learn how to build and train different GANs architectures to generate new images. Discover, build, and train architectures such as DCGAN, CycleGAN, ProGAN, and StyleGAN on diverse datasets including the MNIST dataset, Summer2Winter Yosemite dataset, or CelebA dataset.

    Prerequisite knowledge

    Fully Convolutional Neural Networks, Python Proficiency, PyTorch

    1. Generative Adversarial Networks

      Build generator and discriminator using fully connected layers. Implement loss functions and train a custom GAN on the MNIST dataset.

      • Training a Deep Convolutional GANs

        Build generator and discriminator using convolutional, batch normalization, and fully connected layers. Train a DCGAN model on the CIFAR10 dataset and implement evaluation metrics and evaluate generated samples.

        • Image to Image Translation

          Implement unpaired data loader. Build the CycleGAN generator using residual connection and an encoder-decoder structure. Train a CycleGAN model on the summer2winter Yosemite dataset.

          • Modern GANs

            Implement Wasserstein loss and gradient penalties and build the ProGAN generator. Implement StyleGAN components (adaptive instance normalization).

            • Course Project: Face Generation

              Build and train a custom GAN architecture on the CelebA dataset, leveraging the different skills learned during the course. Build a custom GAN architecture, including generator and discriminator. Experiment with the different loss functions discovered during the course, such as the Binary Cross Entropy loss or the Wasserstein loss. Finally, you’ll utilize some of the methods learned to stabilize training, such as label smoothing

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                Learn how to build and train different generative adversarial network architectures to generate new images.

              • Average Time

                On average, successful students take 1 month to complete this program.

              • Benefits include

                • Real-world projects from industry experts
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              Program Details

              • Do I need to apply? What are the admission criteria?

                No. This Course accepts all applicants regardless of experience and specific background.

              • What are the prerequisites for enrollment?

                A well-prepared learner has experience with Convolutional neural networks, Recurrent neural networks, Intermediate Python, PyTorch, Basic calculus, Linear algebra, Basic probability, and Jupyter notebooks.

              • How is this course structured?

                This course is comprised of content and curriculum to support one project. We estimate that students can complete the program in one month.

                The project will be reviewed by the Udacity reviewer network and platform. Feedback will be provided and if you do not pass the project, you will be asked to resubmit the project until it passes.

              • How long is this course?

                Access to this course runs for the length of time specified in the payment card above. If you do not graduate within that time period, you will continue learning with month to month payments. See the Terms of Use and FAQs for other policies regarding the terms of access to our programs.

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              • What software and versions will I need in this course?

                There are no software and version requirements to complete this course. All coursework and projects can be completed via Student Workspaces in the Udacity online classroom. Udacity’s full technical requirements are listed here.

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