Neural Networks - The first cut
As I get ready to do my first solo workshop on Deep learning in the field of NLP, my anxiety levels are extremely high and I am definitely excited.
The anxiety levels have made me read numerous papers , blog posts and definitely some code. I feel I have made a small progress in understanding the subject and this makes me feel a little comfortable.
Deep learning is really not too hard to understand if you think about it from a real world angle. What we are really trying to do is to build systems that can emulate the human mind.
To explain neural networks, I will take a an real world example and then we will see how they are represented in an NN world. Let us take the simple example of catching a ball when it is thrown at us. If you ask a small kid how he does it , you will hear him say well you throw the ball and I catch it. If you try to look a little closer , there are so many...
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