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Neural Networks and Deep Learning,

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If you want to break into cutting-edge AI, this course will help you do so. Deep learning engineers are highly sought after, and mastering deep learning will give you numerous new career opportunities. Deep learning is also a new "superpower" that will let you build AI systems that just weren't possible a few years ago. In this course, you will learn the foundations of deep learning. When you finish this class, you will: - Understand the major technology trends driving Deep Learning - Be able to build, train and apply fully connected deep neural networks - Know how to implement efficient (vectorized) neural networks - Understand the key parameters in a neural network's architecture This course also teaches you how Deep Learning actually works, rather than presenting only a cursory or surface-level description. So after completing it, you will be able to apply deep learning to a your own applications. If you are looking for a job in AI, after this course you will also be able to answer basic interview questions. This is the first course of the Deep Learning Specialization....

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Feb 12, 2018

I would love some pointers to additional references for each video. Also, the instructor keeps saying that the math behind backprop is hard. What about an optional video with that? Otherwise, awesome!


Jun 26, 2018

Really, really good course. Especially the tips of avoiding possible bugs due to shapes. Also impressed by the heroes' stories. Genuinely inspired and thoughtfully educated by Professor Ng. Thank you!

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8,167 Reviews

By SenthilKumar Muthukumar

Dec 17, 2018

Learning NN via numpy was very useful to me. Can you share the in-built package codes as well? will get even more hang of the structure of codes?

By Johnny

Dec 17, 2018

Great course!

By KimYunSu

Dec 17, 2018

loved it

By Osvaldo Castellanos

Dec 17, 2018

A wonderful course on deep learning. It was easy to follow and the assignments made the concepts even more clear.


Dec 17, 2018

This course formed a concrete background in building multi-layers neural network from scratch. The best advantage of this course is I was able to immediately apply the knowledge I gained into real world problem like humanoid navigation towards known targets. Illustration is great in terms of mathematical explanation and coding in a step by step walk through.

By FERHAT Mahmoud El Krim

Dec 16, 2018

Excellent for starting DL ! Thanks

By Khalid Bin Huda Siddiqui

Dec 16, 2018

Exceptional Course for newbies

By Jean-Michel Coeur

Dec 16, 2018

Great introduction, step by step, easy to follow.

By Hassan Kamran

Dec 16, 2018

I wish I had access to the Assignments and Quizzes as a free user even if they aren't graded.


By Simon Reavely

Dec 15, 2018

Great explanation of fundamentals with some good exercises. Side-effects include refreshers on linear algebra and tools like numpy. I like the clarity of this course, for example, the separation of the linear from non-linear parts of a neural network layer and why that matters.