Welcome to Deep Learning!
Over the past few years, Deep Learning has become a popular area, with deep neural network methods obtaining state-of-the-art results on applications in computer vision (Self-Driving Cars), natural language processing (Google Translate), and reinforcement learning (AlphaGo). These technologies are having transformative effects on our society, including some undesirable ones (e.g. deep fakes).
This course is there to give students a practical understanding of how Deep Learning works, how to implement neural networks, and how to apply them ethically. We introduce students to the core concepts of deep neural networks and survey the techniques used to model complex processes within the contexts of computer vision and natural language processing.
Throughout the course, we emphasize and require students to think critically about potential ethical pitfalls that can result from mis-application of these powerful models. The course is taught using the Tensorflow deep learning framework.