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Advanced Deep Learning with TensorFlow 2 and Keras Second Edition

Apply DL, GANs, VAEs, deep RL, unsupervised learning, object detection and segmentation, and more

Author: Rowel Atienza, Published on 28-Feb-2020, Language: English


Updated and revised second edition of the bestselling guide to advanced deep learning with TensorFlow 2 and Keras

Key Features

  • Explore the most advanced deep learning techniques that drive modern AI results
  • New coverage of unsupervised deep learning using mutual information, object detection, and semantic segmentation
  • Completely updated for TensorFlow 2.x

Book Description

Advanced Deep Learning with TensorFlow 2 and Keras, Second Edition is a completely updated edition of the bestselling guide to the advanced deep learning techniques available today. Revised for TensorFlow 2.x, this edition introduces you to the practical side of deep learning with new chapters on unsupervised learning using mutual information, object detection (SSD), and semantic segmentation (FCN and PSPNet), further allowing you to create your own cutting-edge AI projects.

Using Keras as an open-source deep learning library, the book features hands-on projects that show you how to create more effective AI with the most up-to-date techniques.

Starting with an overview of multi-layer perceptrons (MLPs), convolutional neural networks (CNNs), and recurrent neural networks (RNNs), the book then introduces more cutting-edge techniques as you explore deep neural network architectures, including ResNet and DenseNet, and how to create autoencoders. You will then learn about GANs, and how they can unlock new levels of AI performance.

Next, you’ll discover how a variational autoencoder (VAE) is implemented, and how GANs and VAEs have the generative power to synthesize data that can be extremely convincing to humans. You'll also learn to implement DRL such as Deep Q-Learning and Policy Gradient Methods, which are critical to many modern results in AI.

What you will learn

  • Use mutual information maximization techniques to perform unsupervised learning
  • Use segmentation to identify the pixel-wise class of each object in an image
  • Identify both the bounding box and class of objects in an image using object detection
  • Learn the building blocks for advanced techniques - MLPss, CNN, and RNNs
  • Understand deep neural networks - including ResNet and DenseNet
  • Understand and build autoregressive models – autoencoders, VAEs, and GANs
  • Discover and implement deep reinforcement learning methods

Who this book is for

This is not an introductory book, so fluency with Python is required. The reader should also be familiar with some machine learning approaches, and practical experience with DL will also be helpful. Knowledge of Keras or TensorFlow 2.0 is not required but is recommended.

Rowel Atienza

Rowel Atienza is an Associate Professor at the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute of the University of the Philippines, Diliman. He holds the Dado and Maria Banatao Institute Professorial Chair in Artificial Intelligence. Rowel has been fascinated with intelligent robots since he graduated from the University of the Philippines. He received his MEng from the National University of Singapore for his work on an AI-enhanced four-legged robot. He finished his Ph.D. at The Australian National University for his contribution on the field of active gaze tracking for human-robot interaction. Rowel's current research work focuses on AI and computer vision. He dreams on building useful machines that can perceive, understand, and reason. To help make his dreams become real, Rowel has been supported by grants from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Samsung Research Philippines, and Commission on Higher Education-Philippine California Advanced Research Institutes (CHED-PCARI).