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• ### Nothing but NumPy: Understanding & Creating Neural Networks with Computational Graphs from Scratch">Nothing but NumPy: Understanding & Creating Neural Networks with Computational Graphs from Scratch

...as the logistic function: Fig 7. Sigmoid(Logistic) function Sigmoid is one of the many “activations functions” used in neural networks. The job of an activation function is to change the input to a different range. For example, if z > 2 then, σ(z) ≈ 1 and similarly, if z < -2 then, σ(z) ≈ 0....

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• ### Enabling the Deep Learning Revolution

...essentially linear multiplication and addition. So, how does a DL model introduce nonlinearity in its computation? The answer lies in the so-called ‘activation functions’. The activation function is the non-linear function that we apply over the output data coming out of a particular layer of...

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• ### Neural Networks with Numpy for Absolute Beginners — Part 2: Linear Regression

...f, remember that we had used the threshold activation function to mimic the function of AND and NOR Gates?! Here we will use another extremely simple activation function called linear activation function (equivalent to not having any activation!). Let us find out the wonders that this activation...

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• ### TensorFlow: Building Feed-Forward Neural Networks Step-by-Step">TensorFlow: Building Feed-Forward Neural Networks Step-by-Step

...y and thus we don`t have to use hidden layers. Just input and output layers are to be used. There will be a single neuron in the output layer with an activation function. The network architecture is shown in the following figure (Figure 1): Where X0=1 is the bias and W0 is its weight. W1 , W2, and...

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• ### Activation maps for deep learning models in a few lines of code">Activation maps for deep learning models in a few lines of code

...y a two-dimensional image) is processed layer by layer. At each layer, the output is generated by passing the transformed input through an activation function. Activation maps are just a visual representation of these activation numbers at various layers of the network as a given image progresses...

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• ### Neural Network Foundations, Explained: Activation Function

...hts and their distribution backward through the network. Ultimately, of course, this all affects the final output value(s) of the neural network. The activation function keeps values forward to subsequent layers within an acceptable and useful range, and forwards the output. Figure 2. Activation...

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• ### Artificial Neural Networks Optimization using Genetic Algorithm with Python">Artificial Neural Networks Optimization using Genetic Algorithm with Python

...n range(weights_mat.shape[0]): curr_sol_mat = weights_mat[sol_idx, :] accuracy[sol_idx], _ = predict_outputs(curr_sol_mat, data_inputs, data_outputs, activation=activation) return accuracy The predict_outputs() function accepts the weights of a single solution, inputs, and outputs of the training...

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• ### Introduction to Deep Learning with Keras

...he weights. In this case, it will use a uniform distribution to make sure that the weights are small numbers close to zero. The next parameter is the activation function. We use the Rectifier function, shortened as relu. We mostly use this function for the hidden layer in ANN. The final parameter...

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• ### Designing Your Neural Networks

...sive weight updates for some layers as opposed to the others.) There are a few ways to counteract vanishing gradients. Let’s take a look at them now! Activation functions Hidden Layer Activation In general, the performance from using different activation functions improves in this order (from...

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• ### Medical Image Analysis with Deep Learning , Part 2

...hart understanding how padding, strides and transpose work can be found below. Source: https://github.com/vdumoulin/conv_arithmetic Activation Layer: Activation functions can be classified into 2 categories based — Saturated and Non-Saturated. Saturated activation functions are sigmoid and tanh,...

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• ### Getting Started with TensorFlow 2">Getting Started with TensorFlow 2

...umber of features. So we pass in the shape of any training example, in our case, it was (4,) inside input_shape. Notice that we have used softmax the activation function in our output layer because it is a multi-class classification problem. If it was a binary classification problem, we would have...

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• ### What is the Role of the Activation Function in a Neural Network?

...he "net input function"). net(x)=b+x1w1+x2w2+...xnwn = z Next, let's consider logistic regression. Here, we put the net input z through a non-linear "activation function" -- the logistic sigmoid function where. Think of it as "squashing" the linear net input through a non-linear function, which has...

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• ### Fighting Overfitting in Deep Learning

...hey level each other getting the result. The way we can improve the score is to reduce weight. Each neuron can be represented as   where f is an activation function, w is weight and X is data. The “length” of the coefficient vector can be described by such a concept as the norm of the vector....

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• ### Keras Cheat Sheet: Deep Learning in Python

...ully connected layer, where you indicate that you’re dealing with an input layer by using the argument input_dim. You also use one of the most common activation functions here -relu- and you pick 32 units for the input layer of your model. Next, you also add another dense layer as an output layer....

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• ### Is Learning Rate Useful in Artificial Neural Networks?

...to the output layer neuron with weight b and value +1. There is also a weight W for the input. Activation Function The equation and the graph of the activation function used in this example are as shown in the next figure. When the input is below or equal to 250, the output will be the same as the...

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• ### A Quick Introduction to Neural Networks

...tails about role of the bias later. The output Y from the neuron is computed as shown in the Figure 1. The function f is non-linear and is called the Activation Function. The purpose of the activation function is to introduce non-linearity into the output of a neuron. This is important because most...

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• ### Introduction to Deep Learning

...rough a non-linear activation function. That produces the output Yhat. The bias theta 0 allows to add another dimension to the input space. Thus, the activation function still provide an output in case of an input vector of all zeros. It is somehow the part of the output that is independent of the...

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• ### Recurrent Neural Networks (RNN): Deep Learning for Sequential Data

...tages of an RNN Vanishing Gradient Problem Not suited for predicting long horizons   Vanishing Gradient Problem   As more layers containing activation functions are added, the gradient of the loss function approaches zero. The gradient descent algorithm finds the global minimum of the...

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• ### 7 Types of Artificial Neural Networks for Natural Language Processing">7 Types of Artificial Neural Networks for Natural Language Processing

...inputs (http://en.citizendium.org/wiki/File:Artificialneuron.png) The weighted sum of the inputs produces the activation signal that is passed to the activation function to obtain one output from the neuron. The commonly used activation functions are linear, step, sigmoid, tanh, and rectified...

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• ### Deep Learning Best Practices –  Weight Initialization﻿

...the assumption is that you have a basic idea of how neural networks are trained. An understanding of weights, biases, hidden layers, activations and activation functions will make the content clearer. I would recommend this course if you wish to build a basic foundation of deep learning. Note —...

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• ### Building Convolutional Neural Network using NumPy from Scratch">Building Convolutional Neural Network using NumPy from Scratch

...returned by such conv layer. The output of such layer will be applied to the ReLU layer.   4. ReLU Layer   The ReLU layer applies the ReLU activation function over each feature map returned by the conv layer. It is called using the relu function according to the following line of code:...

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• ### Writing Your First Neural Net in Less Than 30 Lines of Code with Keras

...ation problem with 10 possible categories (numbers 0 to 9) the final layer has a potential output of 10 units. The activation parameter refers to the activation function we want to use, in essence, an activation function calculates an output based on a given input. And finally, the input shape of...

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• ### Improving the Performance of a Neural Network

...ze values are set as either 8, 16, 32… The number of epochs depends on the developer’s preference and the computing power he/she has. ReLU Activation Function Activation FunctionActivation functions map the non-linear functional inputs to the outputs. Activation functions are highly important...

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• ### Want to know how Deep Learning works? Here’s a quick guide for everyone">Want to know how Deep Learning works? Here’s a quick guide for everyone

...yer(s), and the Output Layer. Connections between neurons are associated with a weight, dictating the importance of the input value. Neurons apply an Activation Function on the data to “standardize” the output coming out of the neuron. To train a Neural Network, you need a large data set. Iterating...

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• ### A Beginner’s Guide To Understanding Convolutional Neural Networks Part 1">A Beginner’s Guide To Understanding Convolutional Neural Networks Part 1

...This is because there wasn’t anything in the image section that responded to the curve detector filter. Remember, the output of this conv layer is an activation map. So, in the simple case of a one filter convolution (and if that filter is a curve detector), the activation map will show the areas...

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• ### Artificial Neural Network Implementation using NumPy and Image Classification">Artificial Neural Network Implementation using NumPy and Image Classification

...to create a non-linear relationship between the inputs and the outputs. For example, outputs of the matrix multiplications are applied to the sigmoid activation function. After generating the output layer outputs, prediction takes place. The predicted class label is saved into the "predicted_label"...

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• ### Understanding Deep Convolutional Neural Networks with a practical use-case in Tensorflow and Keras">Understanding Deep Convolutional Neural Networks with a practical use-case in Tensorflow and Keras

...ale image (1 color channel) Convolution layer n°1: it applies 6 different 5x5 filters on the image. This results in 6 feature maps of size 28x28 (the activation function in applied in this layer on the 6 feature maps, it was not ReLU back then) Pooling layer on the 6 28x28 feature maps resulting in...

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• ### Deepmind’s Gaming Streak: The Rise of AI Dominance

...and Hornik called the Universal Approximation Theorem (UAT). Under the UAT, even a single-hidden layer feed-forward neural network with a non-linear activation function can approximate any arbitrary function. Universal approximation with neural networks is a little like polynomial fitting. Where a...

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• ### Introduction to Convolutional Neural Networks

...p   These feature maps must be passed through a non-linear mapping. The feature maps are summed with a bias term and passed through a non-linear activation function: ReLu. The purpose of the activation function is to introduce non-linearity into our network because the images are made of...

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• ### Neural Networks: Innumerable Architectures, One Fundamental Idea

...ccurate prediction. Biases — Linear components added to the product of weight and input from the previous layer neurons before passing it through the activation function in its own layer. A layer without a bias would mean just the multiplication of an input vector with a matrix of weights ( i.e....

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• ### How to Create a Simple Neural Network in Python">How to Create a Simple Neural Network in Python

...s between the layers A deliberate activation function for every hidden layer. In this simple neural network Python tutorial, we’ll employ the Sigmoid activation function. There are several types of neural networks. In this project, we are going to create the feed-forward or perception neural...

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• ### Decision Boundary for a Series of Machine Learning Models

...x\$Species), # binary variable nrounds = 10) }, # Kera Neural Network Model_Keras = { mod <- keras_model_sequential() %>% layer_dense(units = 2, activation = 'relu', input_shape = 2) %>% layer_dense(units = 2, activation = 'sigmoid') mod %>% compile( loss = 'binary_crossentropy',...

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• ### Top KDnuggets tweets, Aug 24-30: #DataScientist – sexiest job of the 21st century until …; Activation Function in #NeuralNetworks.

...Scientist - sexiest job of the 21st century until ... #AI #DataScience #Humor https://t.co/2xS12Mkmfk https://t.co/eiP2dF5QY7 What is the Role of the Activation Function in #NeuralNetworks? https://t.co/10292h0miW @rasbt https://t.co/fJDzBGX7xN .@LinkedIn #MachineLearning team shares tutorial on...

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• ### fast.ai Deep Learning Part 1 Complete Course Notes

...LU so there may be negatives) Calculate 5 numbers where each of them is between 0 and 1 and they add up to 1. To do this, we need a different kind of activation function (a function applied to an activation). Why do we need non-lineality? If you stack multiple linear layers, it is still just a...

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• ### Deep Learning Key Terms, Explained">Deep Learning Key Terms, Explained

...ed layers of perceptrons, forming a simple feedforward neural network (see below). This multilayer perceptron has the additional benefit of nonlinear activation functions, which single perceptrons do not possess. 6. Feedforward Neural Network Feedforward neural networks are the simplest form of...

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• ### A Beginner’s Guide to Neural Networks with R!

...ts, a bias, an activation function, and a single output. The perceptron receives inputs, multiplies them by some weight, and then passes them into an activation function to produce an output. There are many possible activation functions to choose from, such as the logistic function, a trigonometric...

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• ### Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, and Neural Networks, Explained">Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, and Neural Networks, Explained

...rchitecturally, an artificial neural network is modeled using layers of artificial neurons, or computational units able to receive input and apply an activation function along with a threshold to determine if messages are passed along. In a simple model, the first layer is the input layer, followed...

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• ### Deep Learning Specialization by Andrew Ng  –  21 Lessons Learned">Deep Learning Specialization by Andrew Ng  –  21 Lessons Learned

...number of algorithmic innovations which have allowed DNN’s to train much faster. For example, switching from a sigmoid activation function to a RELU activation function has had a massive impact on optimization procedures such as gradient descent. These algorithmic improvements have allowed...

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• ### How do Neural Networks Learn?

...put with an activation function. The bias is a neuron-specific number that adjusts the neuron’s value once all the connections are processed, and the activation function ensures values that are passed on lie within a tunable, expected range. This process is repeated until the final output layer can...

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• ### Sequence Modeling with Neural Networks – Part I

...what are each of these terms? Each term is basically a product of two terms: transposed W and a second one that depends on f’, the derivative of the activation function. Initial weights W are usually sampled from standard normal distribution and then mostly < 1. It turns out (I won’t prove it...

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• ### Generalization in Neural Networks

...s recall the neural network formula. Here, W1, W2, and W3 are the weight matrices of this neural network. Now what we need to pay attention to is the activation functions in the equation, which is applied to every layer. Because of these activation functions, each layer is nonlinearly connected...

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• ### Create Your Own Computer Vision Sandbox

...padding='same', name='block5_conv1')(x) x = MaxPooling2D((2, 2), strides=(2, 2), name='block5_pool')(x) x = Flatten(name='flatten')(x) x = Dense(512, activation='relu', name='fc1')(x) x = Dropout(0.2)(x) x = Dense(256, activation='relu', name='fc2')(x) x = Dropout(0.2)(x) x = Dense(classes,...

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• ### Deep Learning in Neural Networks: An Overview

...tood in 1991, via Hochreiter’s diploma thesis: Typical deep NNs suffer from the now famous problem of vanishing or exploding gradients. With standard activation functions, cumulative backpropagated error signals either shrink rapidly, or grow out of bounds. In fact, they decay exponentially in the...

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• ### Build an Artificial Neural Network From Scratch: Part 2

...introduce before we can get to the computations. Let a be the linear combination prior to activation. Thus, we have: and Since we cannot exhaust all activation functions and all loss functions, we will focus on two of the most common. A sigmoid activation and an L2-norm loss. With this new...

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• ### Neural Networks with Numpy for Absolute Beginners: Introduction

...re are multiple inputs (say n), the equation can be generalized as follows: Finally, the output of summation (assume as z) is fed to the thresholding activation function, where the function outputs   An Example   Let us consider our perceptron to perform as logic gates to gain more...

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• ### Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) Introduction, Part 1

...science background and wish to implement their own ANN.] The neuron’s rule described in the technical explanation is a mathematical function called “activation function”. It gives zero output when the input is low, and gives positive output when the input is sufficiently high. Commonly-used...

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• ### Training a Computer to Recognize Your Handwriting

…background and wish to implement their own ANN.] The neuron’s rule described in the technical explanation is actually a mathematical function called “activation function”. It gives zero output when the input is low, and gives positive output when the input is high enough. Some commonly used…

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• ### Do Conv-nets Dream of Psychedelic Sheep?

...ge feature correlations. Activation atlases are the latest in a line of research progressing from the simple: feature visualizations of single neuron activations, to the complex: activation atlases that subsample from a manifold representing all probable images the network might encounter. Image...

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• ### Recreating Fingerprints using Convolutional Autoencoders

...(3, 3), activation='relu', padding='same')(pool1) #14 x 14 x 64 pool2 = MaxPooling2D(pool_size=(2, 2))(conv2) #7 x 7 x 64 conv3 = Conv2D(128, (3, 3), activation='relu', padding='same')(pool2) #7 x 7 x 128 (small and thick)#decoder conv4 = Conv2D(128, (3, 3), activation='relu',...

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• ### Random Forest® vs Neural Networks for Predicting Customer Churn

...e don’t need to use complicated architectures which would lead to overfitting. I used two dense layers with 64 neurons and 8 neurons with relu as the activation function. input_dim argument denotes the number of features in the dataset or in other words the number of columns present in the dataset....

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• ### Deep Learning for NLP: Creating a Chatbot with Keras!">Deep Learning for NLP: Creating a Chatbot with Keras!

...el, which most of the time will be the Sequential model: the network will be defined as a sequence of layers, each with its own customisable size and activation function. In these models the first layer will be the input layer, which requires us to define the size of the input that we will be...

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• ### Deep Learning Breakthrough: a sub-linear deep learning algorithm that does not need a GPU?

...hmic puzzle. The puzzle is: “How can we sample neurons with large activations without computing all of the activations? A key observation is that the activations are a monotonic function of the inner product between neuron weights and the input. Thus, we can reduce the problem to: “How can we...

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• ### A Beginner’s Guide to Neural Networks with Python and SciKit Learn 0.18!">A Beginner’s Guide to Neural Networks with Python and SciKit Learn 0.18!

...ts, a bias, an activation function, and a single output. The perceptron receives inputs, multiplies them by some weight, and then passes them into an activation function to produce an output. There are many possible activation functions to choose from, such as the logistic function, a trigonometric...

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• ### Pytorch Cheat Sheet for Beginners and Udacity Deep Learning Nanodegree

...ch codes with control flow but supports only a limited number of Python modules. Choosing the best Softmax result: in multi-class classification, the activation Softmax function is often used. Pytorch has a dedicated function to extract top results — the most likely class from Softmax output....

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• ### Is ReLU After Sigmoid Bad?

...finally an output layer of 10 dimensions. Except for the input layer we use a non-linearity on each layer’s output. As we restrict our study to four activation functions(ReLU, Sigmoid, Tanh, SeLU), we can construct 64 different models by the different combinations of the activation functions. We...

• ### Audio Data Analysis Using Deep Learning with Python (Part 2)

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• ### Understanding Machine Learning Algorithms">Understanding Machine Learning Algorithms

…representing a general significance of that input. As values travel from node to node, they are multiplied by the weights for the connections and an activation function is applied. The resulting value for each node is then passed through the network to nodes in the next layer. Ultimately, an…

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• ### Using DC/OS to Accelerate Data Science in the Enterprise

...* EMBED_SIZE, 1))(f_conv) f_pool = MaxPool1D(filter_size)(f_conv) convs.append(f_pool) l_merge = concatenate(convs, axis=1) l_conv = Conv1D( 128, 5, activation=ACTIVATION )(l_merge) l_pool = GlobalMaxPool1D()(l_conv) l_flat = Flatten()(l_pool) l_drp = Dropout(CONV_DROPOUT_RATIO)(l_flat) l_dense =...

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• ### Overview and benchmark of traditional and deep learning models in text classification

...embedding ) conv_0 = Conv2D ( num_filters , kernel_size = ( filter_sizes [ 0 ], embedding_dim ), padding = 'valid' , kernel_initializer = 'normal' , activation = 'relu' )( reshape ) conv_1 = Conv2D ( num_filters , kernel_size = ( filter_sizes [ 1 ], embedding_dim ), padding = 'valid' ,...

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• ### Detecting Facial Features Using Deep Learning

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• ### MNIST Generative Adversarial Model in Keras

...) H = Activation('relu')(H) H = Convolution2D(nch/ 4, 3, 3, border_mode = 'same', init = 'glorot_uniform')(H) H = BatchNormalization(mode = 2)(H) H = Activation('relu')(H) H = Convolution2D(1, 1, 1, border_mode = 'same', init = 'glorot_uniform')(H) g_V = Activation('sigmoid')(H) generator =...

• ### Deep Learning Tips and Tricks

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• ### Decision Boundaries for Deep Learning and other Machine Learning classifiers

…that I learned from a series of these trials is that performance of Deep Learning would strongly depend on parameter tuning, including choosing which activation function, the number of hidden layers and/or the number of units of each layer. I think this feature has been also known as an important…

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• ### The Keras 4 Step Workflow">The Keras 4 Step Workflow

...licitly stated; the following layers are able to infer from the previous linear stacked layer. Following standard practice, the rectified linear unit activation function is used for this layer. The next line of code defines the next Dense layer of our model. Note that the input size is not...

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• ### The Machine Learning Algorithms Used in Self-Driving Cars">The Machine Learning Algorithms Used in Self-Driving Cars

…hidden layer, many x’s will be fed and every x will be multiplied by w, a corresponding weight. To a bias, the products’ sum is added and moved to an activation function. An activation function is a ReLU (rectified linear unit), used commonly as it does not saturate on the shallow gradients like…

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• ### An Intuitive Explanation of Convolutional Neural Networks

…hich we will discuss in the next section. Fully Connected Layer The Fully Connected layer is a traditional Multi Layer Perceptron that uses a softmax activation function in the output layer (other classifiers like SVM can also be used, but will stick to softmax in this post). The term “Fully…

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• ### Top Stories, Aug 29-Sep 4: How Convolutional Neural Networks Work; Activation Functions in Neural Networks

...on Deep Learning: July Update Most Shared Last Week How Convolutional Neural Networks Work, by Brandon Rohrer - Aug 31, 2016. What is the Role of the Activation Function in a Neural Network?, By Sebastian Raschka - Aug 30, 2016. How to Become a Data Scientist Part 2 - Aug 30, 2016. Learning from...

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• ### Breaking neural networks with adversarial attacks

...the Rectifier Linear Unit, or ReLu, is linear for inputs greater than 0. The Rectifier Linear Unit, or the ReLu compared to the Sigmoid and the Tanh activation functions. ReLu became the preferred activations function due to its ease of trainability. Compared to sigmoid or tanh activation...

• ### Research Guide for Depth Estimation with Deep Learning

...tions at all spatial locations. Apart from the last convolution layer, where a nonlinear activation is applied, all the others are followed by a ReLU activation function. The explainability prediction network shares the first five feature encoding layers with the pose network. This is followed by 5...

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• ### Introduction to Neural Networks, Advantages and Applications">Introduction to Neural Networks, Advantages and Applications

…able purposes: It captures non-linear relationship between the inputs It helps convert the input into a more useful output. In the above example, the activation function used is sigmoid: O1 = 1 / 1+e-F Where F = W1*X1 + W2*X2 + W3*X3 Sigmoid activation function creates an output with values between…

• ### Building a Basic Keras Neural Network Sequential Model

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• ### Transfer Learning Made Easy: Coding a Powerful Technique

...The idea is to understand the concept. The feature layers: feature_layers = [ Conv2D(filters, kernel_size, padding='valid', input_shape=input_shape), Activation('relu'), Conv2D(filters, kernel_size), Activation('relu'), MaxPooling2D(pool_size=pool_size), Dropout(25), Flatten(), ]   The dense...

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• ### A “Weird” Introduction to Deep Learning">A “Weird” Introduction to Deep Learning

...Visual Recognition Course materials and notes for Stanford class CS231n: Convolutional Neural Networks for Visual Recognition.   3. Idea: Better activation functions. This mean, better ways of approximating the functions faster leading to faster training process. Understanding Activation...

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• ### Batch Normalization in Neural Networks

...out.   How does batch normalization work? To increase the stability of a neural network, batch normalization normalizes the output of a previous activation layer by subtracting the batch mean and dividing by the batch standard deviation. However, after this shift/scale of activation outputs by...

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• ### Understanding Tensor Processing Units

...e part of running a trained model. Every single prediction requires many steps of multiplying processed input data by a weight matrix and applying an activation function. As a result, multiplying and taking slices from arrays takes a lot of CPU clock cycles and memory. TPUs were designed to relieve...

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• ### 5 Deep Learning Projects You Can No Longer Overlook

...lude the tiny_cnn.h header and write your C++ code, with nothing else to install. tiny-cnn supports a whole host of network architectures, activation functions, and optimization algorithms. Here's a quick example of constructing a Multi-layer Perceptron: #include "tiny_cnn/tiny_cnn.h" using...

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• ### Don’t Use Dropout in Convolutional Networks

...on layers. (Source.) There are some hyperparameters you can tweak in this function, play with them. You can also insert batch normalization after the activation function, but in my experience both methods have similar performance. Example: model.add(Conv2D(60,3, padding = "same"))...

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• ### How Convolutional Neural Networks Accomplish Image Recognition?

…ctivation maps are arranged in a stack on the top of one another, one for each filter you use. The larger rectangle is 1 patch to be downsampled. The activation maps condensed via downsampling. A new group of activation maps generated by passing the filters over the stack that is downsampled first….

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• ### Basic Image Data Analysis Using Python – Part 3

...0 Let’s say we’ve got a following 3x3 filter, convolving on a 5x5 matrix and according to the equation we should get a 3x3 matrix, technically called activation map or feature map. Let’s take a look somewhat visually, Moreover, we practically use more filters instead of one. Then our output volume...

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• ### The Amazing Power of Word Vectors

...te of the CBOW model. It is constructed with the focus word as the single input vector, and the target context words are now at the output layer: The activation function for the hidden layer simply amounts to copying the corresponding row from the weights matrix W1 (linear) as we saw before. At the...

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• ### TensorFlow for Short-Term Stocks Prediction

...f.float32), [-1, 154, 100, 2]) # Convolutional Layer #1 conv1 = tf.layers.conv2d( inputs=input_layer, filters=32, kernel_size=[1, 5], padding="same", activation=tf.nn.relu) # Pooling Layer #1 pool1 = tf.layers.max_pooling2d(inputs=conv1, pool_size=[1, 2], strides=[1,2]) # Convolutional Layer #2...

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• ### Audio Data Analysis Using Deep Learning with Python (Part 1)

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• ### Three Impactful Machine Learning Topics at ICML 2016

...force the product of all layers’ scaled variances to be constant. Thus, one should rescale the scaled variance of each layer to be one. For a linear activation, one can use: From slide 19. For a rectified-linear (ReLU) activation, one can use: From slide 20. For a rectified-linear network with 22...

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...ust: Google Brain AMA, Image Completion with TensorFlow, Japanese Cucumber Farming Top Stories, Aug 29-Sep 4: How Convolutional Neural Networks Work; Activation Functions in Neural Networks Top Stories, Aug 22-28: How to Become a Data Scientist; 10 Need to Know Machine Learning Algorithms Data...

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• ### Solve any Image Classification Problem Quickly and Easily

...e talking about a sigmoid activated layer instead of a softmax one, which is what is recommended by Lin et al. (2013). We are changing to the sigmoid activation because in Keras, to perform binary classification, you should use sigmoid activation and binary_crossentropy as the loss (Chollet 2017)....

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• ### Using Deep Learning To Extract Knowledge From Job Descriptions">Using Deep Learning To Extract Knowledge From Job Descriptions

...makes. The figure below highlights the parts of a tandoori chef job description that correspond to the description’s 50 text windows with the largest activation over all filters in the network. By assigning a simple colour code (in increasing order of activation: grey, yellow, orange, red) to each...

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• ### An introduction to explainable AI, and why we need it

...ixels). The redistribution process is fairly simple from layer to layer. Don’t be scared — this equation is just weighting relevances based on neuron activation and weight connnection In the above equation, each term represents the following ideas: x_j — the activation value for neuronj in layer l...

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