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Convolutional Neural Networks

Course

This course introduces Convolutional Neural Networks, the most widely used type of neural networks specialized in image processing. You will learn the main characteristics of CNNs that make them so useful for image processing, their inner workings, and how to build them from scratch to complete image classification tasks. You will learn what are the most successful CNN architectures, and what are their main characteristics. You will apply these architectures to custom datasets using transfer learning. You will also learn about autoencoders, a very important architecture at the basis of many modern CNNs, and how to use them for anomaly detection as well as image denoising. Finally, you will learn how to use CNNs for object detection and semantic segmentation.

This course introduces Convolutional Neural Networks, the most widely used type of neural networks specialized in image processing. You will learn the main characteristics of CNNs that make them so useful for image processing, their inner workings, and how to build them from scratch to complete image classification tasks. You will learn what are the most successful CNN architectures, and what are their main characteristics. You will apply these architectures to custom datasets using transfer learning. You will also learn about autoencoders, a very important architecture at the basis of many modern CNNs, and how to use them for anomaly detection as well as image denoising. Finally, you will learn how to use CNNs for object detection and semantic segmentation.

Intermediate

4 weeks

Real-world Projects

Completion Certificate

Last Updated January 21, 2024

Skills you'll learn:
Image pre-processing • Image segmentation • Neural network initialization • Bounding boxes
Prerequisites:
Deep learning fluency • Neural network basics • Intermediate Python

Course Lessons

Lesson 1

Introduction to CNNs

In this lesson we will look at the main applications of CNNs, understand professional roles involved in the development of a CNN-based application, and learn about the history of CNNs.

Lesson 2

CNN Concepts

In this lesson we will recap how to use a Multi-Layer Perceptron for image classification, understand the limitations of this approach, and learn how CNNs can overcome these limitations.

Lesson 3

CNNs in Depth

In this lesson we will study in depth the basic layers used in CNNs, build a CNN from scratch in PyTorch, use it to classify images, improve its performance, and export it for production.

Lesson 4

Transfer Learning

In this lesson we will learn about key CNN architectures and their innovations, and apply multiple ways of adapting them to our use cases with transfer learning.

Lesson 5

Autoencoders

In this lesson we will design and train linear and CNN-based autoencoders for anomaly detection and for image denoising.

Lesson 6

Object Detection and Segmentation

In this lesson we will study applications of CNNs beyond image classification. We will train and evaluate an object detection model as well as a semantic segmentation model on custom datasets.

Lesson 7 • Project

Landmark Classification & Tagging for Social Media

In this project, you will apply the skills you have acquired in the Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) course to build a landmark classifier.

Taught By The Best

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Nathan Klarer

Head of ML & COO of Datyra

Nathan is a data scientist and entrepreneur. He currently leads a Datyra, a 50-person AI consultancy. He was the first AI team member at $CORZ. Prior to that he founded a VC backed data startup that was acquired. Nathan was named “27 CEO's Under 27” by Entrepreneur.com and has been featured in Inc. and Forbes.

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