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Make Data Work
September 25–26, 2017: Training
September 26–28, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Deep learning in practice

Mikio Braun (Zalando)
11:20am12:00pm Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Machine Learning & Data Science
Location: 1A 12/14 Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  AI, Deep learning, ecommerce
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Who is this presentation for?

  • Data scientists and managers of data-intensive products

What you'll learn

  • Gain an overview of how deep learning technologies work, what to expect when using them, and guidelines for choosing the right technology for a task


Deep learning has become the go-to solution for many application areas, such as image classification or speech processing, but does it work for all application areas? Mikio Braun offers background on deep learning and shares his practical experience working with these exciting technologies.

Topics include:

  • Background on deep learning technologies and artificial neural networks
  • A discussion of typical scenarios where this works well
  • Insights into how these methods work
  • A comparison with other common ML methods
  • Guidelines for deciding when to use what
  • A brief overview of software and technologies to use (e.g., TensorFlow)
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Mikio Braun


Mikio Braun is a principal engineer for search at Zalando, one of Europe’s biggest fashion platforms. He worked in research for a number of years before becoming interested in putting research results to good use in the industry. Mikio holds a PhD in machine learning.