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Neural Networks courses

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neuralnet | Introduction to the use of neural networks | 7 hours | The training is aimed at people who want to learn the basics of neural networks and their applications. The Basics Whether computers can think of? Imperative and declarative approach to solving problems Purpose Bedan on artificial intelligence The definition of artificial intelligence. Turing test. Other determinants The development of the concept of intelligent systems Most important achievements and directions of development Neural Networks The Basics Concept of neurons and neural networks A simplified model of the brain Opportunities neuron XOR problem and the nature of the distribution of values The polymorphic nature of the sigmoidal Other functions activated Construction of neural networks Concept of neurons connect Neural network as nodes Building a network Neurons Layers Scales Input and output data Range 0 to 1 Normalization Learning Neural Networks Backward Propagation Steps propagation Network training algorithms range of application Estimation Problems with the possibility of approximation by Examples XOR problem Lotto? Equities OCR and image pattern recognition Other applications Implementing a neural network modeling job predicting stock prices of listed Problems for today Combinatorial explosion and gaming issues Turing test again Over-confidence in the capabilities of computers |

aiint | Artificial Intelligence Overview | 7 hours | This course has been created for managers, solutions architects, innovation officers, CTOs, software architects and everyone who is interested overview of applied artificial intelligence and the nearest forecast for its development. Artificial Intelligence History Intelligent Agents Problem Solving Solving Problems by Searching Beyond Classical Search Adversarial Search Constraint Satisfaction Problems Knowledge and Reasoning Logical Agents First-Order Logic Inference in First-Order Logic Classical Planning Planning and Acting in the Real World Knowledge Representation Uncertain Knowledge and Reasoning Quantifying Uncertainty Probabilistic Reasoning Probabilistic Reasoning over Time Making Simple Decisions Making Complex Decisions Learning Learning from Examples Knowledge in Learning Learning Probabilistic Models Reinforcement Learning Communicating, Perceiving, and Acting; Natural Language Processing Natural Language for Communication Perception Robotics Conclusions Philosophical Foundations AI: The Present and Future |

facebooknmt | Facebook NMT: Setting up a neural machine translation system | 7 hours | Fairseq is an open-source sequence-to-sequence learning toolkit created by Facebok for use in Neural Machine Translation (NMT). In this training participants will learn how to use Fairseq to carry out translation of sample content. By the end of this training, participants will have the knowledge and practice needed to implement a live Fairseq based machine translation solution. Audience Localization specialists with a technical background Global content managers Localization engineers Software developers in charge of implementing global content solutions Format of the course Part lecture, part discussion, heavy hands-on practice Note If you wish to use specific source and target language content, please contact us to arrange. Introduction Why Neural Machine Translation? Borrowing from image recognition techniques Overview of the Torch and Caffe2 projects Overview of a Convolutional Neural Machine Translation model Convolutional Sequence to Sequence Learning Convolutional Encoder Model for Neural Machine Translation Standard LSTM-based model Overview of training approaches About GPUs and CPUs Fast beam search generation Installation and setup Evaluating pre-trained models Preprocessing your data Training the model Translating Converting a trained model to use CPU-only operations Joining to the community Closing remarks |

Fairseq | Fairseq: Setting up a CNN-based machine translation system | 7 hours | Fairseq is an open-source sequence-to-sequence learning toolkit created by Facebok for use in Neural Machine Translation (NMT). In this training participants will learn how to use Fairseq to carry out translation of sample content. By the end of this training, participants will have the knowledge and practice needed to implement a live Fairseq based machine translation solution. Source and target language content samples can be prepared according to audience's requirements. Audience Localization specialists with a technical background Global content managers Localization engineers Software developers in charge of implementing global content solutions Format of the course Part lecture, part discussion, heavy hands-on practice Introduction Why Neural Machine Translation? Overview of the Torch project Overview of a Convolutional Neural Machine Translation model Convolutional Sequence to Sequence Learning Convolutional Encoder Model for Neural Machine Translation Standard LSTM-based model Overview of training approaches About GPUs and CPUs Fast beam search generation Installation and setup Evaluating pre-trained models Preprocessing your data Training the model Translating Converting a trained model to use CPU-only operations Joining to the community Closing remarks |

tpuprogramming | TPU Programming: Building Neural Network Applications on Tensor Processing Units | 7 hours | The Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) is the architecture which Google has used internally for several years, and is just now becoming available for use by the general public. It includes several optimizations specifically for use in neural networks, including streamlined matrix multiplication, and 8-bit integers instead of 16-bit in order to return appropriate levels of precision. In this instructor-led, live training, participants will learn how to take advantage of the innovations in TPU processors to maximize the performance of their own AI applications. By the end of the training, participants will be able to: Train various types of neural networks on large amounts of data Use TPUs to speed up the inference process by up to two orders of magnitude Utilize TPUs to process intensive applications such as image search, cloud vision and photos Audience Developers Researchers Engineers Data scientists Format of the course Part lecture, part discussion, exercises and heavy hands-on practice To request a customized course outline for this training, please contact us. |

Fairsec | Fairsec: Setting up a CNN-based machine translation system | 7 hours | Fairseq is an open-source sequence-to-sequence learning toolkit created by Facebok for use in Neural Machine Translation (NMT). In this training participants will learn how to use Fairseq to carry out translation of sample content. By the end of this training, participants will have the knowledge and practice needed to implement a live Fairseq based machine translation solution. Source and target language content samples can be prepared according to audience's requirements. Audience Localization specialists with a technical background Global content managers Localization engineers Software developers in charge of implementing global content solutions Format of the course Part lecture, part discussion, heavy hands-on practice Introduction Why Neural Machine Translation? Overview of the Torch project Overview of a Convolutional Neural Machine Translation model Convolutional Sequence to Sequence Learning Convolutional Encoder Model for Neural Machine Translation Standard LSTM-based model Overview of training approaches About GPUs and CPUs Fast beam search generation Installation and setup Evaluating pre-trained models Preprocessing your data Training the model Translating Converting a trained model to use CPU-only operations Joining to the community Closing remarks |

cntk | Using Computer Network ToolKit (CNTK) | 28 hours | Computer Network ToolKit (CNTK) is Microsoft's Open Source, Multi-machine, Multi-GPU, Highly efficent RNN training machine learning framework for speech, text, and images. Audience This course is directed at engineers and architects aiming to utilize CNTK in their projects. Getting started Setup CNTK on your machine Enabling 1bit SGD Developing and Testing CNTK Production Test Configurations How to contribute to CNTK Tutorial Tutorial II CNTK usage overview Examples Presentations Multiple GPUs¹ and machines Configuring CNTK Config file overview Simple Network Builder BrainScript Network Builder SGD block Reader block Train, Test, Eval Top-level configurations Describing Networks Basic concepts Expressions Defining functions Full Function Reference Data readers Text Format Reader CNTK Text Format Reader UCI Fast Reader (deprecated) HTKMLF Reader LM sequence reader LU sequence reader Image reader Evaluating CNTK Models Overview C++ Evaluation Interface C# Evaluation Interface Evaluating Hidden Layers C# Image Transforms for Evaluation Advanced topics Command line parsing rules Top-level commands Plot command ConvertDBN command ¹ The topic related to the use of CNTK with a GPU is not available as a part of a remote course. This module can be delivered during classroom-based courses, but only by prior agreement, and only if both the trainer and all participants have laptops with supported NVIDIA GPUs (not provided by NobleProg). NobleProg cannot guarantee the availability of trainers with the required hardware. |

intrdplrngrsneuing | Introduction Deep Learning & Neural Networks for Engineers | 21 hours | Artificial intelligence has revolutionized a large number of economic sectors (industry, medicine, communication, etc.) after having upset many scientific fields. Nevertheless, his presentation in the major media is often a fantasy, far removed from what really are the fields of Machine Learning or Deep Learning. The aim of this course is to provide engineers who already have a master's degree in computer tools (including a software programming base) an introduction to Deep Learning as well as to its various fields of specialization and therefore to the main existing network architectures today. If the mathematical bases are recalled during the course, a level of mathematics of type BAC + 2 is recommended for more comfort. It is absolutely possible to ignore the mathematical axis in order to maintain only a "system" vision, but this approach will greatly limit your understanding of the subject. The course is divided into three separate days, the third being optional. Day 1 - Machine Learning & Deep Learning: theoretical concepts 1. Introduction IA, Machine Learning & Deep Learning - History, basic concepts and usual applications of artificial intelligence far Of the fantasies carried by this domain - Collective Intelligence: aggregating knowledge shared by many virtual agents - Genetic algorithms: to evolve a population of virtual agents by selection - Usual Learning Machine: definition. - Types of tasks: supervised learning, unsupervised learning, reinforcement learning - Types of actions: classification, regression, clustering, density estimation, reduction of dimensionality - Examples of Machine Learning algorithms: Linear regression, Naive Bayes, Random Tree - Machine learning VS Deep Learning: problems on which Machine Learning remains Today the state of the art (Random Forests & XGBoosts) 2. Basic Concepts of a Neural Network (Application: multi-layer perceptron) - Reminder of mathematical bases. - Definition of a network of neurons: classical architecture, activation and Weighting of previous activations, depth of a network - Definition of the learning of a network of neurons: functions of cost, back-propagation, Stochastic gradient descent, maximum likelihood. - Modeling of a neural network: modeling input and output data according to The type of problem (regression, classification ...). Curse of dimensionality. Distinction between Multi-feature data and signal. Choice of a cost function according to the data. - Approximation of a function by a network of neurons: presentation and examples - Approximation of a distribution by a network of neurons: presentation and examples - Data Augmentation: how to balance a dataset - Generalization of the results of a network of neurons. - Initialization and regularization of a neural network: L1 / L2 regularization, Batch Normalization ... - Optimization and convergence algorithms. 3. Standard ML / DL Tools A simple presentation with advantages, disadvantages, position in the ecosystem and use is planned. - Data management tools: Apache Spark, Apache Hadoop - Tools Machine Learning: Numpy, Scipy, Sci-kit - DL high level frameworks: PyTorch, Keras, Lasagne - Low level DL frameworks: Theano, Torch, Caffe, Tensorflow Day 2 - Convolutional and Recurrent Networks 4. Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN). - Presentation of the CNNs: fundamental principles and applications - Basic operation of a CNN: convolutional layer, use of a kernel, Padding & stride, feature map generation, pooling layers. Extensions 1D, 2D and 3D. - Presentation of the different CNN architectures that brought the state of the art in classification Images: LeNet, VGG Networks, Network in Network, Inception, Resnet. Presentation of Innovations brought about by each architecture and their more global applications (Convolution 1x1 or residual connections) - Use of an attention model. - Application to a common classification case (text or image) - CNNs for generation: super-resolution, pixel-to-pixel segmentation. Presentation of Main strategies for increasing feature maps for image generation. 5. Recurrent Neural Networks (RNN). - Presentation of RNNs: fundamental principles and applications. - Basic operation of the RNN: hidden activation, back propagation through time, Unfolded version. - Evolutions towards the Gated Recurrent Units (GRUs) and LSTM (Long Short Term Memory). Presentation of the different states and the evolutions brought by these architectures - Convergence and vanising gradient problems - Classical architectures: Prediction of a temporal series, classification ... - RNN Encoder Decoder type architecture. Use of an attention model. - NLP applications: word / character encoding, translation. - Video Applications: prediction of the next generated image of a video sequence. Day 3 - Generational Models and Reinforcement Learning 6. Generational models: Variational AutoEncoder (VAE) and Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN). - Presentation of the generational models, link with the CNNs seen in day 2 - Auto-encoder: reduction of dimensionality and limited generation - Variational Auto-encoder: generational model and approximation of the distribution of a given. Definition and use of latent space. Reparameterization trick. Applications and Limits observed - Generative Adversarial Networks: Fundamentals. Dual Network Architecture (Generator and discriminator) with alternate learning, cost functions available. - Convergence of a GAN and difficulties encountered. - Improved convergence: Wasserstein GAN, Began. Earth Moving Distance. - Applications for the generation of images or photographs, text generation, super- resolution. 7. Deep Reinforcement Learning. - Presentation of reinforcement learning: control of an agent in a defined environment By a state and possible actions - Use of a neural network to approximate the state function - Deep Q Learning: experience replay, and application to the control of a video game. - Optimization of learning policy. On-policy && off-policy. Actor critic architecture. A3C. - Applications: control of a single video game or a digital system. |

aiintrozero | From Zero to AI | 35 hours | This course is created for people who have no previous experience in probability and statistics. Probability (3.5h) Definition of probability Binomial distribution Everyday usage exercises Statistics (10.5h) Descriptive Statistics Inferential Statistics Regression Logistic Regression Exercises Intro to programming (3.5h) Procedural Programming Functional Programming OOP Programming Exercises (writing logic for a game of choice, e.g. noughts and crosses) Machine Learning (10.5h) Classification Clustering Neural Networks Exercises (write AI for a computer game of choice) Rules Engines and Expert Systems (7 hours) Intro to Rule Engines Write AI for the same game and combine solutions into hybrid approach |

opennmt | OpenNMT: Setting up a Neural Machine Translation system | 7 hours | OpenNMT is a full-featured, open-source (MIT) neural machine translation system that utilizes the Torch mathematical toolkit. In this training participants will learn how to set up and use OpenNMT to carry out translation of various sample data sets. The course starts with an overview of neural networks as they apply to machine translation. Participants will carry out live exercises throughout the course to demonstrate their understanding of the concepts learned and get feedback from the instructor. By the end of this training, participants will have the knowledge and practice needed to implement a live OpenNMT solution. Source and target language samples will be pre-arranged per the audience's requirements. Audience Localization specialists with a technical background Global content managers Localization engineers Software developers in charge of implementing global content solutions Format of the course Part lecture, part discussion, heavy hands-on practice Introduction Why Neural Machine Translation? Overview of the Torch project Installation and setup Preprocessing your data Training the model Translating Using pre-trained models Working with Lua scripts Using extensions Troubleshooting Joining the community Closing remarks |

MicrosoftCognitiveToolkit | Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit 2.x | 21 hours | Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit 2.x (previously CNTK) is an open-source, commercial-grade toolkit that trains deep learning algorithms to learn like the human brain. According to Microsoft, CNTK can be 5-10x faster than TensorFlow on recurrent networks, and 2 to 3 times faster than TensorFlow for image-related tasks. In this instructor-led, live training, participants will learn how to use Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit to create, train and evaluate deep learning algorithms for use in commercial-grade AI applications involving multiple types of data such data, speech, text, and images. By the end of this training, participants will be able to: Access CNTK as a library from within a Python, C#, or C++ program Use CNTK as a standalone machine learning tool through its own model description language (BrainScript) Use the CNTK model evaluation functionality from a Java program Combine feed-forward DNNs, convolutional nets (CNNs), and recurrent networks (RNNs/LSTMs) Scale computation capacity on CPUs, GPUs and multiple machines Access massive datasets using existing programming languages and algorithms Audience Developers Data scientists Format of the course Part lecture, part discussion, exercises and heavy hands-on practice Note If you wish to customize any part of this training, including the programming language of choice, please contact us to arrange. To request a customized course outline for this training, please contact us. |

OpenNN | OpenNN: Implementing neural networks | 14 hours | OpenNN is an open-source class library written in C++ which implements neural networks, for use in machine learning. In this course we go over the principles of neural networks and use OpenNN to implement a sample application. Audience Software developers and programmers wishing to create Deep Learning applications. Format of the course Lecture and discussion coupled with hands-on exercises. Introduction to OpenNN, Machine Learning and Deep Learning Downloading OpenNN Working with Neural Designer Using Neural Designer for descriptive, diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive analytics OpenNN architecture CPU parallelization OpenNN classes Data set, neural network, loss index, training strategy, model selection, testing analysis Vector and matrix templates Building a neural network application Choosing a suitable neural network Formulating the variational problem (loss index) Solving the reduced function optimization problem (training strategy) Working with datasets The data matrix (columns as variables and rows as instances) Learning tasks Function regression Pattern recognition Compiling with QT Creator Integrating, testing and debugging your application The future of neural networks and OpenNN |

snorkel | Snorkel: Rapidly process training data | 7 hours | Snorkel is a system for rapidly creating, modeling, and managing training data. It focuses on accelerating the development of structured or "dark" data extraction applications for domains in which large labeled training sets are not available or easy to obtain. In this instructor-led, live training, participants will learn techniques for extracting value from unstructured data such as text, tables, figures, and images through modeling of training data with Snorkel. By the end of this training, participants will be able to: Programmatically create training sets to enable the labeling of massive training sets Train high-quality end models by first modeling noisy training sets Use Snorkel to implement weak supervision techniques and apply data programming to weakly-supervised machine learning systems Audience Developers Data scientists Format of the course Part lecture, part discussion, exercises and heavy hands-on practice To request a customized course outline for this training, please contact us. |

Torch | Torch: Getting started with Machine and Deep Learning | 21 hours | Torch is an open source machine learning library and a scientific computing framework based on the Lua programming language. It provides a development environment for numerics, machine learning, and computer vision, with a particular emphasis on deep learning and convolutional nets. It is one of the fastest and most flexible frameworks for Machine and Deep Learning and is used by companies such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, NVIDIA, AMD, Intel, and many others. In this course we cover the principles of Torch, its unique features, and how it can be applied in real-world applications. We step through numerous hands-on exercises all throughout, demonstrating and practicing the concepts learned. By the end of the course, participants will have a thorough understanding of Torch's underlying features and capabilities as well as its role and contribution within the AI space compared to other frameworks and libraries. Participants will have also received the necessary practice to implement Torch in their own projects. Audience Software developers and programmers wishing to enable Machine and Deep Learning within their applications Format of the course Overview of Machine and Deep Learning In-class coding and integration exercises Test questions sprinkled along the way to check understanding Introduction to Torch Like NumPy but with CPU and GPU implementation Torch's usage in machine learning, computer vision, signal processing, parallel processing, image, video, audio and networking Installing Torch Linux, Windows, Mac Bitmapi and Docker Installing Torch packages Using the LuaRocks package manager Choosing an IDE for Torch ZeroBrane Studio Eclipse plugin for Lua Working with the Lua scripting language and LuaJIT Lua's integration with C/C++ Lua syntax: datatypes, loops and conditionals, functions, functions, tables, and file i/o. Object orientation and serialization in Torch Coding exercise Loading a dataset in Torch MNIST CIFAR-10, CIFAR-100 Imagenet Machine Learning in Torch Deep Learning Manual feature extraction vs convolutional networks Supervised and Unsupervised Learning Building a neural network with Torch N-dimensional arrays Image analysis with Torch Image package The Tensor library Working with the REPL interpreter Working with databases Networking and Torch GPU support in Torch Integrating Torch C, Python, and others Embedding Torch iOS and Android Other frameworks and libraries Facebook's optimized deep-learning modules and containers Creating your own package Testing and debugging Releasing your application The future of AI and Torch |

aiauto | Artificial Intelligence in Automotive | 14 hours | This course covers AI (emphasizing Machine Learning and Deep Learning) in Automotive Industry. It helps to determine which technology can be (potentially) used in multiple situation in a car: from simple automation, image recognition to autonomous decision making. Current state of the technology What is used What may be potentially used Rules based AI Simplifying decision Machine Learning Classification Clustering Neural Networks Types of Neural Networks Presentation of working examples and discussion Deep Learning Basic vocabulary When to use Deep Learning, when not to Estimating computational resources and cost Very short theoretical background to Deep Neural Networks Deep Learning in practice (mainly using TensorFlow) Preparing Data Choosing loss function Choosing appropriate type on neural network Accuracy vs speed and resources Training neural network Measuring efficiency and error Sample usage Anomaly detection Image recognition ADAS |

deeplearning1 | Introduction to Deep Learning | 21 hours | This course is general overview for Deep Learning without going too deep into any specific methods. It is suitable for people who want to start using Deep learning to enhance their accuracy of prediction. Backprop, modular models Logsum module RBF Net MAP/MLE loss Parameter Space Transforms Convolutional Module Gradient-Based Learning Energy for inference, Objective for learning PCA; NLL: Latent Variable Models Probabilistic LVM Loss Function Handwriting recognition |

encogintro | Encog: Introduction to Machine Learning | 14 hours | Encog is an open-source machine learning framework for Java and .Net. In this instructor-led, live training, participants will learn how to create various neural network components using ENCOG. Real-world case studies will be discussed and machine language based solutions to these problems will be explored. By the end of this training, participants will be able to: Prepare data for neural networks using the normalization process Implement feed forward networks and propagation training methodologies Implement classification and regression tasks Model and train neural networks using Encog's GUI based workbench Integrate neural network support into real-world applications Audience Developers Analysts Data scientists Format of the course Part lecture, part discussion, exercises and heavy hands-on practice To request a customized course outline for this training, please contact us. |

annmldt | Artificial Neural Networks, Machine Learning, Deep Thinking | 21 hours | DAY 1 - ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORKS Introduction and ANN Structure. Biological neurons and artificial neurons. Model of an ANN. Activation functions used in ANNs. Typical classes of network architectures . Mathematical Foundations and Learning mechanisms. Re-visiting vector and matrix algebra. State-space concepts. Concepts of optimization. Error-correction learning. Memory-based learning. Hebbian learning. Competitive learning. Single layer perceptrons. Structure and learning of perceptrons. Pattern classifier - introduction and Bayes' classifiers. Perceptron as a pattern classifier. Perceptron convergence. Limitations of a perceptrons. Feedforward ANN. Structures of Multi-layer feedforward networks. Back propagation algorithm. Back propagation - training and convergence. Functional approximation with back propagation. Practical and design issues of back propagation learning. Radial Basis Function Networks. Pattern separability and interpolation. Regularization Theory. Regularization and RBF networks. RBF network design and training. Approximation properties of RBF. Competitive Learning and Self organizing ANN. General clustering procedures. Learning Vector Quantization (LVQ). Competitive learning algorithms and architectures. Self organizing feature maps. Properties of feature maps. Fuzzy Neural Networks. Neuro-fuzzy systems. Background of fuzzy sets and logic. Design of fuzzy stems. Design of fuzzy ANNs. Applications A few examples of Neural Network applications, their advantages and problems will be discussed. DAY -2 MACHINE LEARNING The PAC Learning Framework Guarantees for finite hypothesis set – consistent case Guarantees for finite hypothesis set – inconsistent case Generalities Deterministic cv. Stochastic scenarios Bayes error noise Estimation and approximation errors Model selection Radmeacher Complexity and VC – Dimension Bias - Variance tradeoff Regularisation Over-fitting Validation Support Vector Machines Kriging (Gaussian Process regression) PCA and Kernel PCA Self Organisation Maps (SOM) Kernel induced vector space Mercer Kernels and Kernel - induced similarity metrics Reinforcement Learning DAY 3 - DEEP LEARNING This will be taught in relation to the topics covered on Day 1 and Day 2 Logistic and Softmax Regression Sparse Autoencoders Vectorization, PCA and Whitening Self-Taught Learning Deep Networks Linear Decoders Convolution and Pooling Sparse Coding Independent Component Analysis Canonical Correlation Analysis Demos and Applications |

encogadv | Encog: Advanced Machine Learning | 14 hours | Encog is an open-source machine learning framework for Java and .Net. In this instructor-led, live training, participants will learn advanced machine learning techniques for building accurate neural network predictive models. By the end of this training, participants will be able to: Implement different neural networks optimization techniques to resolve underfitting and overfitting Understand and choose from a number of neural network architectures Implement supervised feed forward and feedback networks Audience Developers Analysts Data scientists Format of the course Part lecture, part discussion, exercises and heavy hands-on practice To request a customized course outline for this training, please contact us. |

MLFWR1 | Machine Learning Fundamentals with R | 14 hours | The aim of this course is to provide a basic proficiency in applying Machine Learning methods in practice. Through the use of the R programming platform and its various libraries, and based on a multitude of practical examples this course teaches how to use the most important building blocks of Machine Learning, how to make data modeling decisions, interpret the outputs of the algorithms and validate the results. Our goal is to give you the skills to understand and use the most fundamental tools from the Machine Learning toolbox confidently and avoid the common pitfalls of Data Sciences applications. Introduction to Applied Machine Learning Statistical learning vs. Machine learning Iteration and evaluation Bias-Variance trade-off Regression Linear regression Generalizations and Nonlinearity Exercises Classification Bayesian refresher Naive Bayes Logistic regression K-Nearest neighbors Exercises Cross-validation and Resampling Cross-validation approaches Bootstrap Exercises Unsupervised Learning K-means clustering Examples Challenges of unsupervised learning and beyond K-means |

Neuralnettf | Neural Networks Fundamentals using TensorFlow as Example | 28 hours | This course will give you knowledge in neural networks and generally in machine learning algorithm, deep learning (algorithms and applications). This training is more focus on fundamentals, but will help you choosing the right technology : TensorFlow, Caffe, Teano, DeepDrive, Keras, etc. The examples are made in TensorFlow. TensorFlow Basics Creation, Initializing, Saving, and Restoring TensorFlow variables Feeding, Reading and Preloading TensorFlow Data How to use TensorFlow infrastructure to train models at scale Visualizing and Evaluating models with TensorBoard TensorFlow Mechanics Inputs and Placeholders Build the GraphS Inference Loss Training Train the Model The Graph The Session Train Loop Evaluate the Model Build the Eval Graph Eval Output The Perceptron Activation functions The perceptron learning algorithm Binary classification with the perceptron Document classification with the perceptron Limitations of the perceptron From the Perceptron to Support Vector Machines Kernels and the kernel trick Maximum margin classification and support vectors Artificial Neural Networks Nonlinear decision boundaries Feedforward and feedback artificial neural networks Multilayer perceptrons Minimizing the cost function Forward propagation Back propagation Improving the way neural networks learn Convolutional Neural Networks Goals Model Architecture Principles Code Organization Launching and Training the Model Evaluating a Model |

appliedml | Applied Machine Learning | 14 hours | This training course is for people that would like to apply Machine Learning in practical applications. Audience This course is for data scientists and statisticians that have some familiarity with statistics and know how to program R (or Python or other chosen language). The emphasis of this course is on the practical aspects of data/model preparation, execution, post hoc analysis and visualization. The purpose is to give practical applications to Machine Learning to participants interested in applying the methods at work. Sector specific examples are used to make the training relevant to the audience. Naive Bayes Multinomial models Bayesian categorical data analysis Discriminant analysis Linear regression Logistic regression GLM EM Algorithm Mixed Models Additive Models Classification KNN Bayesian Graphical Models Factor Analysis (FA) Principal Component Analysis (PCA) Independent Component Analysis (ICA) Support Vector Machines (SVM) for regression and classification Boosting Ensemble models Neural networks Hidden Markov Models (HMM) Space State Models Clustering |

mldt | Machine Learning and Deep Learning | 21 hours | This course covers AI (emphasizing Machine Learning and Deep Learning) Machine learning Introduction to Machine Learning Applications of machine learning Supervised Versus Unsupervised Learning Machine Learning Algorithms Regression Classification Clustering Recommender System Anomaly Detection Reinforcement Learning Regression Simple & Multiple Regression Least Square Method Estimating the Coefficients Assessing the Accuracy of the Coefficient Estimates Assessing the Accuracy of the Model Post Estimation Analysis Other Considerations in the Regression Models Qualitative Predictors Extensions of the Linear Models Potential Problems Bias-variance trade off [under-fitting/over-fitting] for regression models Resampling Methods Cross-Validation The Validation Set Approach Leave-One-Out Cross-Validation k-Fold Cross-Validation Bias-Variance Trade-Off for k-Fold The Bootstrap Model Selection and Regularization Subset Selection [Best Subset Selection, Stepwise Selection, Choosing the Optimal Model] Shrinkage Methods/ Regularization [Ridge Regression, Lasso & Elastic Net] Selecting the Tuning Parameter Dimension Reduction Methods Principal Components Regression Partial Least Squares Classification Logistic Regression The Logistic Model cost function Estimating the Coefficients Making Predictions Odds Ratio Performance Evaluation Matrices [Sensitivity/Specificity/PPV/NPV, Precision, ROC curve etc.] Multiple Logistic Regression Logistic Regression for >2 Response Classes Regularized Logistic Regression Linear Discriminant Analysis Using Bayes’ Theorem for Classification Linear Discriminant Analysis for p=1 Linear Discriminant Analysis for p >1 Quadratic Discriminant Analysis K-Nearest Neighbors Classification with Non-linear Decision Boundaries Support Vector Machines Optimization Objective The Maximal Margin Classifier Kernels One-Versus-One Classification One-Versus-All Classification Comparison of Classification Methods Introduction to Deep Learning ANN Structure Biological neurons and artificial neurons Non-linear Hypothesis Model Representation Examples & Intuitions Transfer Function/ Activation Functions Typical classes of network architectures Feed forward ANN. Structures of Multi-layer feed forward networks Back propagation algorithm Back propagation - training and convergence Functional approximation with back propagation Practical and design issues of back propagation learning Deep Learning Artificial Intelligence & Deep Learning Softmax Regression Self-Taught Learning Deep Networks Demos and Applications Lab: Getting Started with R Introduction to R Basic Commands & Libraries Data Manipulation Importing & Exporting data Graphical and Numerical Summaries Writing functions Regression Simple & Multiple Linear Regression Interaction Terms Non-linear Transformations Dummy variable regression Cross-Validation and the Bootstrap Subset selection methods Penalization [Ridge, Lasso, Elastic Net] Classification Logistic Regression, LDA, QDA, and KNN, Resampling & Regularization Support Vector Machine Resampling & Regularization Note: For ML algorithms, case studies will be used to discuss their application, advantages & potential issues. Analysis of different data sets will be performed using R |

mlintro | Introduction to Machine Learning | 7 hours | This training course is for people that would like to apply basic Machine Learning techniques in practical applications. Audience Data scientists and statisticians that have some familiarity with machine learning and know how to program R. The emphasis of this course is on the practical aspects of data/model preparation, execution, post hoc analysis and visualization. The purpose is to give a practical introduction to machine learning to participants interested in applying the methods at work Sector specific examples are used to make the training relevant to the audience. Naive Bayes Multinomial models Bayesian categorical data analysis Discriminant analysis Linear regression Logistic regression GLM EM Algorithm Mixed Models Additive Models Classification KNN Ridge regression Clustering |

matlabdl | Matlab for Deep Learning | 14 hours | In this instructor-led, live training, participants will learn how to use Matlab to design, build, and visualize a convolutional neural network for image recognition. By the end of this training, participants will be able to: Build a deep learning model Automate data labeling Work with models from Caffe and TensorFlow-Keras Train data using multiple GPUs, the cloud, or clusters Audience Developers Engineers Domain experts Format of the course Part lecture, part discussion, exercises and heavy hands-on practice To request a customized course outline for this training, please contact us. |

d2dbdpa | From Data to Decision with Big Data and Predictive Analytics | 21 hours | Audience If you try to make sense out of the data you have access to or want to analyse unstructured data available on the net (like Twitter, Linked in, etc...) this course is for you. It is mostly aimed at decision makers and people who need to choose what data is worth collecting and what is worth analyzing. It is not aimed at people configuring the solution, those people will benefit from the big picture though. Delivery Mode During the course delegates will be presented with working examples of mostly open source technologies. Short lectures will be followed by presentation and simple exercises by the participants Content and Software used All software used is updated each time the course is run so we check the newest versions possible. It covers the process from obtaining, formatting, processing and analysing the data, to explain how to automate decision making process with machine learning. Quick Overview Data Sources Minding Data Recommender systems Target Marketing Datatypes Structured vs unstructured Static vs streamed Attitudinal, behavioural and demographic data Data-driven vs user-driven analytics data validity Volume, velocity and variety of data Models Building models Statistical Models Machine learning Data Classification Clustering kGroups, k-means, nearest neighbours Ant colonies, birds flocking Predictive Models Decision trees Support vector machine Naive Bayes classification Neural networks Markov Model Regression Ensemble methods ROI Benefit/Cost ratio Cost of software Cost of development Potential benefits Building Models Data Preparation (MapReduce) Data cleansing Choosing methods Developing model Testing Model Model evaluation Model deployment and integration Overview of Open Source and commercial software Selection of R-project package Python libraries Hadoop and Mahout Selected Apache projects related to Big Data and Analytics Selected commercial solution Integration with existing software and data sources |

datamodeling | Pattern Recognition | 35 hours | This course provides an introduction into the field of pattern recognition and machine learning. It touches on practical applications in statistics, computer science, signal processing, computer vision, data mining, and bioinformatics. The course is interactive and includes plenty of hands-on exercises, instructor feedback, and testing of knowledge and skills acquired. Audience Data analysts PhD students, researchers and practitioners Introduction Probability theory, model selection, decision and information theory Probability distributions Linear models for regression and classification Neural networks Kernel methods Sparse kernel machines Graphical models Mixture models and EM Approximate inference Sampling methods Continuous latent variables Sequential data Combining models |

rneuralnet | Neural Network in R | 14 hours | This course is an introduction to applying neural networks in real world problems using R-project software. Introduction to Neural Networks What are Neural Networks What is current status in applying neural networks Neural Networks vs regression models Supervised and Unsupervised learning Overview of packages available nnet, neuralnet and others differences between packages and itls limitations Visualizing neural networks Applying Neural Networks Concept of neurons and neural networks A simplified model of the brain Opportunities neuron XOR problem and the nature of the distribution of values The polymorphic nature of the sigmoidal Other functions activated Construction of neural networks Concept of neurons connect Neural network as nodes Building a network Neurons Layers Scales Input and output data Range 0 to 1 Normalization Learning Neural Networks Backward Propagation Steps propagation Network training algorithms range of application Estimation Problems with the possibility of approximation by Examples OCR and image pattern recognition Other applications Implementing a neural network modeling job predicting stock prices of listed |

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From Data to Decision with Big Data and Predictive Analytics - BC, Vancouver - Yaletown | Mon, Dec 4 2017, 9:30 am | CA$7350 / CA$10095 |

Fairsec: Setting up a CNN-based machine translation system - ON, Ottawa – Albert & Metcalfe | Mon, Dec 4 2017, 9:30 am | CA$2250 / CA$4160 |

Encog: Advanced Machine Learning - Halifax - Purdy's Wharf | Mon, Dec 4 2017, 9:30 am | CA$4300 / CA$6690 |

Facebook NMT: Setting up a neural machine translation system - Saint John - Harbour Building | Mon, Dec 4 2017, 9:30 am | CA$2250 / CA$4500 |

OpenNMT: Implementing a Neural Machine Translation solution - AB, Edmonton - First Edmonton Place | Tue, Dec 5 2017, 9:30 am | CA$2250 / CA$4175 |

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AWS Architect Certification | Montreal - University Street | Mon, Nov 27 2017, 9:30 am | CA$4257 / CA$6687 |

Programming with Big Data in R | Ottawa - 343 Preston | Mon, Jan 29 2018, 9:30 am | CA$6615 / CA$9495 |

Cloud Computing Overview | Toronto - Toronto Street | Tue, Jan 30 2018, 9:30 am | CA$2025 / CA$3970 |

Systems Modelling with SysML | Quebec - Sainte Foy | Tue, Jan 30 2018, 9:30 am | CA$5715 / CA$8565 |

Lua Fundamentals | Brampton - Brampton County Court | Mon, Mar 19 2018, 9:30 am | CA$3870 / CA$6130 |