January 28, 2020

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Learn neural networks with Gonot math

Learn neural networks with Gonot math

Studying neural networks is a surefire way to end up fighting more math than you can shake a stick at. Wish you could learn about the likes of gradient descent and backpropagation in a language you actually understandlike Go? Then this one is for you. Join Ellen Korbes to learn neural networks with code, not math, and algorithms, not logarithms.

Talk Title Learn neural networks with Gonot math
Speakers Ellen Korbes (Garden)
Conference O’Reilly Open Source Software Conference
Conf Tag Fueling innovative software
Location Portland, Oregon
Date July 15-18, 2019
URL Talk Page
Slides Talk Slides

Even the most amazing programmers may not have the first clue about math. That makes learning neural networks particularly inaccessible, as an integral part of explaining it relies on mathematical formulas. Ah, the formulas…with all their lines and curves and ancient symbols; they’re just as unintelligible as they are beautiful. What’s a better way for us to learn it instead? With a language we all speak: code. Ellen Körbes dives into every component required to write a neural network from scratch, like network structure, activation functions, forward propagation, gradient descent, and backpropagation. But you’ll look at them as a programmer: defining what you’re trying to achieve, then writing an implementation for it. And you’ll do it using only Go code—no specialized libraries like TensorFlow and PyTorch required. So if you ever wanted to really understand how a neural network works but thought it to be out of your reach because of the math, this is for you. Code, not math. Algorithms, not logarithms.

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