• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

In this 13-video course, you will explore the capabilities and features of convolutional networks for machine learning that make it a recommended choice for visual recognition implementation. Begin by examining the architecture and the various layers of convolutional networks, including pooling layer, convo layer, normalization layer, and fully connected layer, and defining the concept and types of filters in convolutional networks along with their usage scenarios. Learn about the approach to maximizing filter activation with Keras; define the concept of feature map in convolutional networks and illustrate the approach of visualizing feature maps; and plot the map of the first convo layer for given images, then visualize the feature map output from every block in the visual geometry group (VGG) model. Look at optimization parameters for convolutional networks, and hyperparameters for tuning and optimizing convolutional networks. Learn about applying functions on pooling layer; pooling layer operations; implementing pooling layer with Python, and implementing convo layer with Python. The concluding exercise involves plotting feature maps.

Learning Objectives

{"discover the key concepts covered in this course"}

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Systems Architecture


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