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Predictive Analytics with PyTorch

by Janani Ravi

This course covers the use of PyTorch to build various predictive models, using Recurrent Neural Networks, long-memory neurons in text prediction, and evaluating them using a metric known as the Mean Average Precision @ K.

What you'll learn

PyTorch is fast emerging as a popular choice for building deep learning models owing to its flexibility, ease-of-use and built-in support for optimized hardware such as GPUs. In this course, Predictive Analytics with PyTorch, you will see how to build predictive models for different use-cases, based on the data you have available at your disposal, and the specific nature of the prediction you are seeking to make.

First, you will start by learning how to build a linear regression model using sequential layers. Next, you will explore how to leverage recurrent neural networks (RNNs) to capture sequential relationships within text data. Then, you will apply such an RNN to the problem of generating names - a typical example of the kind of predictive model where deep learning far out-performs traditional natural language processing techniques. Finally, you will see how a recommendation system can be implemented in several different ways - relying on techniques such as content-based filtering, collaborative filtering, as well as hybrid methods.

When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills to build, evaluate, and use a wide array of predictive models in PyTorch, ranging from regression, through classification, and finally extending to recommendation systems.

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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 providing ... more

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