Deep -Learning from Coursera

It’s been an interesting couple of weeks. I signed up for the Deep learning Specialization course from Coursera and found it very useful. Coursera now offers free access to any Specialization for the first 7 days, which can be a great motivator to start studying feverishly. I’ve finished the the first 3 courses so far.

  • Neural Networks and Deep Learning
  • Improving Deep Neural Networks
  • Structuring Machine Learning Projects

Prof. Andrew Ng has done a great job in explaining things from the first principles. The concepts were were built up from the basic steps, describing how a single neuron output is equivalent to logistic regression. The assignments with matrix/vector implementations showcased the highly computational nature of machine learning with neural nets. The third course, focusing on ML strategy was particularly useful for dealing with large scale problems.