0—Why deep learning; Intro to convolutions

“Lesson 0” was a deep learning lesson that we snuck into the launch of the Data Institute at USF. No-one in the audience knew they were about to learn about convolutional neural networks! The talk is in two parts:

  • The first half is a high level overview of deep learning
  • The second half is a very rapid introduction to the convolution operation and stochastic gradient descent.

This lesson is much lower audio and video quality than the other lessons—the other lessons were recorded directly from the screen and used a professional microphone. Furthermore, most of the material in this talk is covered more thoroughly in other lessons. Nonetheless, you may find it helpful to watch this video after watching lesson 1 and 2.