Build a Machine Learning Workflow with Keras TensorFlow 2.0

by Janani Ravi

This course focuses on Keras as part of the TensorFlow 2.0 ecosystem, including sequential APIs to build relatively straightforward models of stacked layers, functional APIs for more complex models, and model subclassing and custom layers. 

What you'll learn

Keras shot to popularity some years ago, but in response to the rise of other deep learning frameworks such as PyTorch, Keras has transformed itself into a tightly-connected part of the TensorFlow 2.0 ecosystem.

In this course, Build a Machine Learning Workflow with Keras Tensorflow 2.0, you will see how to harness the combination of the Keras APIs and the underlying power of TensorFlow 2.0

First, you will learn how different APIs in Keras lend themselves to different use cases, like sequential models consisting of stacked layers, high-level APIs contained in tf.keras, and the first-class support for TensorFlow-specific functionality.

Next, you will discover how more complex types of models can be constructed using the functional API which is designed to create callable models - a change from the usual, object-oriented paradigm underlying most deep learning models.

Finally, you will explore how model subclassing is implemented in Keras - which is a great way of implementing the forward pass of a model imperatively, how custom layers work - which offer a high level of flexibility and can be used to define layers that hold state, and best practices that will help you get the most out of your custom layers.

When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to choose between the many different model-building strategies available in Keras, and to use the appropriate strategy to build a robust model that leverages the underlying power of TensorFlow 2.0.

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About the author

Janani has a Masters degree from Stanford and worked for 7+ years at Google. She was one of the original engineers on Google Docs and holds 4 patents for its real-time collaborative editing framework. After spending years working in tech in the Bay Area, New York, and Singapore at companies such as Microsoft, Google, and Flipkart, Janani finally decided to combine her love for technology with her passion for teaching. She is now the co-founder of Loonycorn, a content studio focused on providin... more

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