Building Neural Networks with scikit-learn

This course covers all the important aspects of support currently available in scikit-learn for the construction and training of neural networks, including the perceptron, MLPClassifier, and MLPRegressor, as well as Restricted Boltzmann Machines.
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Aug 19, 2019
Duration
1h 56m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Introducing Neural Networks in scikit-learn
Implementing Regression and Classification Using Neural Networks in scikit-learn
Implementing Text and Image Classification Using Neural Networks in scikit-learn
Implementing Dimensionality Reduction Using Restricted Boltzmann Machines in scikit-learn
Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Aug 19, 2019
Duration
1h 56m
Description

Even as the number of machine learning frameworks and libraries increases on a daily basis, scikit-learn is retaining its popularity with ease. The one domain where scikit-learn is distinctly behind competing frameworks is in the construction of neural networks for deep learning. In this course, Building Neural Networks with scikit-learn, you will gain the ability to make the best of the support that scikit-learn does provide for deep learning. First, you will learn precisely what gaps exist in scikit-learn’s support for neural networks, as well as how to leverage constructs such as the perceptron and multi-layer perceptrons that are made available in scikit-learn. Next, you will discover how perceptrons are just neurons with step activation, and multi-layer perceptrons are effectively feed-forward neural networks. Then, you'll use scikit-learn estimator objects for neural networks to build regression and classification models, working with numeric, text, and image data. Finally, you will use Restricted Boltzmann Machines to perform dimensionality reduction on data before feeding it into a machine learning model. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to leverage every bit of support that scikit-learn currently has to offer for the construction of neural networks.

About the author
About the author

A problem solver at heart, 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.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi. My name is Janani Ravi, and welcome to this course on Building Neural Networks with scikit-learn. A little about myself. I have a master's degree in electrical engineering from Stanford, and I've worked with companies such as Microsoft, Google, and Flipkart. At Google, I was one of the first engineers working on real-time collaborative editing in Google Docs, and I hold four patents for its underlying technologies. I currently work on my own startup, Loonycorn, a studio for high-quality video content. Even as the number of machine learning frameworks and libraries increases on a a daily basis, scikit-learn is retaining its popularity with ease. The one domain where scikit-learn is distinctly behind competing frameworks is in the construction of neural networks for deep learning. In this course, you will gain the ability to make the best of the support that scikit- learn does provide for building deep- learning models. First, you will learn precisely what gaps exist in scikit-learn support for neural networks, as well as how to leverage contructs such as the perceptron and multi- layer perceptrons that are made available in scikit-learn. Next, you will discover how perceptrons are just neurons with step activation and multi-layer perceptrons that effectively feed-forward neural networks. You will use scikit-learn estimator objects for neural networks to build regression and classification models working with numeric, text, as well as image data. Finally, you will use restricted Boltzmann machines to perform dimensionality reduction on data before feeding data into a machine learning model. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to leverage every bit of support that scikit- learn currently has to offer for the construction of neural networks.