October 28–31, 2019

Zero to ML hero with TensorFlow 2.0

Laurence Moroney (Google)
9:00am5:00pm Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Location: Great American Ballroom J/K

Who is this presentation for?

  • Software developers and business and technical decision makers


New to TensorFlow


Get a programmer’s perspective with Laurence Moroney from the basics of machine learning all the way up to building complex computer vision scenarios using convolutional neural networks and natural language processing with recurrent neural networks.

Aiming at programmers, Laurence is light on math and theory and heavy on code. You’ll start by understanding the concepts of training versus programming, creating a very simple example where a neural network is trained to recognize patterns. This extends into computer vision with a scenario where you train a neural network to recognize items of clothing and branch into more complex images to learn how convolutions can be used to extract features in images so you can identify a cat by its ears or a horse by its snout. You’ll switch gears and look into some natural language processing, learning how to tokenize words, train neural networks to classify sentences in context, and maybe even do some basic text generation of your own. This will equip you with an understanding of how neural networks, machine learning, and deep learning are a new paradigm to open up new scenarios for you to build against.

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A basic understanding of programming, particularly in Python

Materials or downloads needed in advance

  • A laptop with a browser installed

What you'll learn

  • Understand how ML works; in particular, how programming it works with TensorFlow
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Laurence Moroney


Laurence Moroney is a developer advocate on the Google Brain team at Google, working on TensorFlow and machine learning. He’s the author of dozens of programming books, including several best sellers, and a regular speaker on the Google circuit. When not Googling, he’s also a published novelist, comic book writer, and screenwriter.

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