Why am I obsessed with Deep Learning?
Note: This is another excerpt for my 500 words challenge. To read more about perusal, go here.
Deep Learning, a name which itself gets you intrigued. It makes me think, how could you “deeper” your learning? If you ask me, I always would try to get to the “expert level” to anything which I do, because (I think) I’m a perfectionist. Then in the same way, whatever artificial intelligence I would create would be focused be a grand-master of a topic. I don’t know whether Deep Learning could help me achieve this goal, but it seems like a fair bet to try!
Lets break down Deep Learning to understand it. What is Learning? According to wiki, “Learning is the acquisition of knowledge or skills through study, experience, or being taught”. What is “Deep” in DL signify? It means that we telling our model to “get to know the world better”, to ask more questions, to be more inquisitive. When we were a kid, we would always be inquisitive of the world. Little things would get us excited, and we would always pester the grownups with every little detail just to get know to the world better.
My journey to DL started even before I had probed machine learning. When I started learning “deep learning”, I never new that its such a vast topic. Even though there is an ocean of content on deep “neural networks”, there is whole horizon beyond that dedicated to deep learning that is still unexplored. You have things like deep probabilistic models and deep reinforcement learning, which gets me excited even more. For me, the best research conclusion would be to find how our brain works, and then replicate them into artificial ones.
As I said, I have been a “fan follower” of DL for years now. At the moment I have started taking up projects which would help me apply all the knowledge which I have learnt till now and share this knowledge to the community. But there still a long way to go for me to reach “expert level”, and I’m eagerly waiting for that moment!
The things I mentioned above a some of my personal preferences for mastering DL, my current obsession. It would be great to hear how you (the reader) got to know your obsession and what you are doing currently to embrace it.
Todays link of the day is an exciting (pre?) release of a product by facebook AI research, called caffe2go. A friend shared this link just when I was writing this post (shoutout to VT!), which trumped all others (You see what I did there?). Caffe2Go is a “full-fledged deep learning system” which runs even for mobile.
Todays song of the day is Orion by Dirty Ducks. Why am I listening to it? I just close my eyes and imagine my heart beating along with the music!