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Next Meeting: May 28, 2015 @ LinkedIn, Mtn. View
Topic: Neural Nets for Newbies
Speaker: Melanie Warrick
Neural network algorithms have a wide range of applications that handle complex and tough-to-model data sets. For example, they are extremely popular in image classification (e.g. identifying people, animals or other objects in photos) and were part of the Netflix challenge solution.
In the talk, I will cover a high-level history and breakdown the basic structure of a neural net. I will give an understanding on what to research further to implement a neural net in the real world. I'll list a variety of Python packages that you can use, and I’ll show example Python code for running a simple neural net on your own based on the MNIST dataset (e.g. "hello world" of neural nets). Last, I’ll briefly share where neural nets going in use and impact expectations.
Melanie Warrick is a Data Scientist and Engineer at Change.org. Zipfian Academy and Hackbright grad. I have a passion for working on machine learning problems at scale and AI.
Meeting Schedule:7:00pm Networking and Dinner (provided by LinkedIn)
2025 Stierlin Court
Mountain View, CA 94043
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