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I’ve been getting a lot of questions from people about gradient descent and back propagation — Here is my simplified explanation of these concepts, to give you some intuition about how neural nets are trained!

While training neural nets, we use gradient descent to lower the total amount of mistakes

[Update — Feb 2nd 2018: When this blog post was written, only 3 courses had been released. All 5 courses in this specialization are now out. I will have a follow-up blog post soon.]


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