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Intro to Deep Learning with PyTorch

Free Course

Use PyTorch to implement your first deep neural network

Related Nanodegree Program

Deep Learning

In collaboration with
  • Facebook AI

About this course

In this course, you’ll learn the basics of deep learning, and build your own deep neural networks using PyTorch. You’ll get practical experience with PyTorch through coding exercises and projects implementing state-of-the-art AI applications such as style transfer and text generation.

What you will learn

  1. Introduction to Deep Learning
    • Discover the basic concepts of deep learning such as neural networks and gradient descent
    • Implement a neural network in NumPy and train it using gradient descent with in-class programming exercises
    • Build a neural network to predict student admissions
  2. Introduction to PyTorch
    • Hear from Soumith Chintala, the creator of PyTorch, how the framework came to be, where it’s being used now, and how it’s changing the future of deep learning
  3. Deep Learning with PyTorch
    • Build your first neural network with PyTorch to classify images of clothing
    • Work through a set of Jupyter Notebooks to learn the major components of PyTorch
    • Load a pre-trained neural network to build a state-of-the-art image classifier
  4. Convolutional Neural Networks
    • Use PyTorch to build Convolutional Neural Networks for state-of-the-art computer vision applications
    • Train a convolutional network to classify dog breeds from images of dogs
  5. Style Transfer
    • Use a pre-trained convolutional network to create new art by merging the style of one image with the content of another image
    • Implement the paper "A Neural Algorithm of Artistic Style” by Leon A. Gatys, Alexander S. Ecker, and Matthias Bethge"
  6. Recurrent Neural Networks
    • Build recurrent neural networks with PyTorch that can learn from sequential data such as natural language
    • Implement a network that learns from Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina to generate new text based on the novel
  7. Natural Language Classification
    • Use PyTorch to implement a recurrent neural network that can classify text
    • Use your network to predict the sentiment of movie reviews
  8. Deploying with PyTorch
    • Soumith Chintala teaches you how to deploy deep learning models with PyTorch
    • Build a chatbot and compile the network for deployment in a production environment

Prerequisites and requirements

To succeed in this course, you’ll need to be comfortable with Python and data processing libraries such as NumPy and Matplotlib. Basic knowledge of linear algebra and calculus is recommended, but isn’t required to complete the exercises.

See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.

Why take this course?

Deep learning is driving the AI revolution and PyTorch is making it easier than ever for anyone to build deep learning applications. In this course, you’ll gain practical experience building and training deep neural networks using PyTorch. You’ll be able to use these skills on your own personal projects.

Learn with the best.

  • Luis Serrano
    Luis Serrano

    Lead Instructor

  • Alexis Cook
    Alexis Cook


  • Soumith Chintala
    Soumith Chintala


  • Cezanne Camacho
    Cezanne Camacho


  • Mat Leonard
    Mat Leonard