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December 5-6, 2016: Training
December 6–8, 2016: Tutorials & Conference
Singapore

Fast deep learning at your fingertips

Nir Lotan (Intel)
2:35pm–3:15pm Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Data science and advanced analytics
Location: 321/322 Level: Beginner
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)

Prerequisite Knowledge

  • Basic familiarity with machine learning

What you'll learn

  • Explore a new, free software tool based on existing deep learning frameworks that enables the fast and easy creation of deep learning models

Description

Deep learning is the most significant innovation in data science in recent years, since it presents amazing improvements in modeling results.

However, most data scientists don’t yet use deep learning, due to the relative complexity of customizing deep learning models for their own problems, the challenges in installing and using the required frameworks, and the low performance of open source deep learning frameworks on standard CPUs.

Nir Lotan describes a new, free software tool based on existing deep learning frameworks that enables the fast and easy creation of deep learning models and incorporates extensive optimizations that provide high performance on standard CPUs, thanks to extensive code optimizations.

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Nir Lotan

Intel

Nir Lotan is a machine-learning product manager and team manager in Intel’s Advanced Analytics department. Nir’s team develops machine-learning and deep learning-related tools, including a tool that enables easy creation of deep learning models. Prior to this role, Nir held several product, system, and software management positions within Intel’s Design Center organization and other leading companies. Nir has 15 years of experience in software and systems engineering, products, and management. He holds a BSc degree in computer engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology.