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June 26-27, 2017: Training
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Scaling machine learning with TensorFlow

Yufeng Guo (Google), Amy Unruh (Google)
9:00am12:30pm Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Implementing AI
Location: Murray Hill E/W Level: Advanced
Secondary topics:  Cloud, Deep Learning
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Prerequisite Knowledge

  • A basic understanding of machine learning concepts, Python, Git, and the command line

Materials or downloads needed in advance

  • A laptop with Python 2.7 and Git installed
  • Optional (if using Cloud VMs): A credit card (for authentication only, you will NOT be charged) and up-to-date installations of Docker and the Jupyter Notebook
  • Install TensorFlow 1.2

What you'll learn

  • Learn how to develop a variety of models on TensorFlow and train and serve them in the cloud


Amy Unruh and Yufeng Guo walk you through training and deploying a machine learning system using TensorFlow, a popular open source library. Amy and Yufeng begin by giving an overview of TensorFlow and demonstrating some fun, already-trained TensorFlow models. Then, they show how to build a simple classifier in TensorFlow, before introducing some more complex classifier models. By comparing the results of the models, you’ll gain insight into deep learning and how it can apply to complex problems in science and industry.

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Yufeng Guo


Yufeng Guo is a developer advocate for the Google Cloud Platform, where he is trying to make machine learning more understandable and usable for all. He enjoys hearing about new and interesting applications of machine learning, so be sure to share your use case with him on Twitter.

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Amy Unruh


Amy Unruh is a developer programs engineer for the Google Cloud Platform, where she focuses on machine learning and data analytics, as well as other Cloud Platform technologies. Amy has an academic background in CS/AI, and she’s worked at several startups as well as industrial R&D and published a book on App Engine.

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06/26/2017 12:37pm EDT

Presenter here — Please install TensorFlow on your laptops for the tutorial, if you don’t already have it.