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Deep Learning and Machine Learning FALL SALE 90% OFF

October 7, 2017

“Hey Lazy Programmer, when is your next course coming out?”

I’ve been really busy adding tons of free updates to my existing courses! You can scroll down to the very bottom to see what they are. But in the mean time we are going to do another HUGE sale. ALL courses on Udemy are now $12. Take this opportunity to grab as many courses as you can because you never know when the next sale is going to be!

As usual, I’m providing $12 coupons for all my courses in the links below. Please use these links and share them with your friends!

You can also just type in the coupon code “OCT123” (except Deep Learning pt 1 because I messed it up =), for that use “OCT123A”).

The promo goes until October 10. Don’t wait!

At the end of this post, I’m going to provide you with some additional links to get machine learning prerequisites (calculus, linear algebra, Python, etc…) for $12 too!

But that’s not all… I’m the Lazy Programmer, not just the Lazy Data Scientist – I’ve got $12 coupons for iOS development, Android development, Ruby on Rails, Python, Big Data / Hadoop / Spark, React.js, Angular, and MORE. All important skillsets on ANY engineering team. Got any friends or coworkers in mobile / backend / big data development? Let them know!

If you don’t know what order to take the courses in, please check here: https://deeplearningcourses.com/course_order
Here are the links for my courses:

Deep Learning Prerequisites: Linear Regression in Python
https://www.udemy.com/data-science-linear-regression-in-python/?couponCode=OCT123

Deep Learning Prerequisites: Logistic Regression in Python
https://www.udemy.com/data-science-logistic-regression-in-python/?couponCode=OCT123

Deep Learning in Python
https://www.udemy.com/data-science-deep-learning-in-python/?couponCode=OCT123A

Practical Deep Learning in Theano and TensorFlow
https://www.udemy.com/data-science-deep-learning-in-theano-tensorflow/?couponCode=OCT123

Deep Learning: Convolutional Neural Networks in Python
https://www.udemy.com/deep-learning-convolutional-neural-networks-theano-tensorflow/?couponCode=OCT123

Unsupervised Deep Learning in Python
https://www.udemy.com/unsupervised-deep-learning-in-python/?couponCode=OCT123

Deep Learning: Recurrent Neural Networks in Python
https://www.udemy.com/deep-learning-recurrent-neural-networks-in-python/?couponCode=OCT123

Advanced Natural Language Processing: Deep Learning in Python
https://www.udemy.com/natural-language-processing-with-deep-learning-in-python/?couponCode=OCT123

Advanced AI: Deep Reinforcement Learning in Python
https://www.udemy.com/deep-reinforcement-learning-in-python/?couponCode=OCT123

Deep Learning: GANs and Variational Autoencoders
https://www.udemy.com/deep-learning-gans-and-variational-autoencoders/?couponCode=OCT123

Easy Natural Language Processing in Python
https://www.udemy.com/data-science-natural-language-processing-in-python/?couponCode=OCT123

Cluster Analysis and Unsupervised Machine Learning in Python
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Unsupervised Machine Learning: Hidden Markov Models in Python
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Data Science: Supervised Machine Learning in Python
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Bayesian Machine Learning in Python: A/B Testing
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Ensemble Machine Learning in Python: Random Forest and AdaBoost
https://www.udemy.com/machine-learning-in-python-random-forest-adaboost/?couponCode=OCT123

Artificial Intelligence: Reinforcement Learning in Python
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SQL for Newbs and Marketers
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COURSE UPDATES

Recent updates to existing courses because my students are awesome and deserve free stuff:

Deep Learning pt 2 (Theano / Tensorflow):
* Brand new section on batch normalization (7 new lectures!)

Deep Reinforcement Learning (Advanced AI):
* Continuous Mountain Car in Theano and Tensorflow with Policy Gradient

Cluster Analysis / Unsupervised ML:
* Simulating Biological Evolution + Applying Clustering
* Applying Clustering to Donald Trump + Hillary Clinton Tweets from 2016 Election

Numpy Stack:
* Improved quality / resolution of all slides
* Pushed code up so video player controls won’t block it

Unsupervised Deep Learning
* Visualizing t-SNE

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Goodbye Theano

September 29, 2017

It’s a sad day for us Theano fans. The developers of Theano have announced that they are halting development following the 1.0 release.

Here’s the original post: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/theano-users/7Poq8BZutbY

Dear users and developers,

After almost ten years of development, we have the regret to announce
that we will put an end to our Theano development after the 1.0 release,
which is due in the next few weeks. We will continue minimal maintenance
to keep it working for one year, but we will stop actively implementing
new features. Theano will continue to be available afterwards, as per
our engagement towards open source software, but MILA does not commit to
spend time on maintenance or support after that time frame.

The software ecosystem supporting deep learning research has been
evolving quickly, and has now reached a healthy state: open-source
software is the norm; a variety of frameworks are available, satisfying
needs spanning from exploring novel ideas to deploying them into
production; and strong industrial players are backing different software
stacks in a stimulating competition.

We are proud that most of the innovations Theano introduced across the
years have now been adopted and perfected by other frameworks. Being
able to express models as mathematical expressions, rewriting
computation graphs for better performance and memory usage, transparent
execution on GPU, higher-order automatic differentiation, for instance,
have all become mainstream ideas.

In that context, we came to the conclusion that supporting Theano is no
longer the best way we can enable the emergence and application of novel
research ideas. Even with the increasing support of external
contributions from industry and academia, maintaining an older code base
and keeping up with competitors has come in the way of innovation.

MILA is still committed to supporting researchers and enabling the
implementation and exploration of innovative (and sometimes wild)
research ideas, and we will keep working towards this goal through other
means, and making significant open source contributions to other projects.

Thanks to all of you who for helping develop Theano, and making it
better by contributing bug reports, profiles, use cases, documentation,
and support.

— Yoshua Bengio,
Head of MILA

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Deep Learning and Machine Learning September 2017 Coupons

September 13, 2017

Since I am still busy hacking away at my next course, we are going to do another HUGE sale. ALL courses on Udemy are now $12. Take this opportunity to grab as many courses as you can because you never know when the next sale is going to be!

As usual, I’m providing $12 coupons for all my courses in the links below. Please use these links and share them with your friends!

You can also just type in the coupon code “SEP123”.

The promo goes until September 20. Don’t wait!

At the end of this post, I’m going to provide you with some additional links to get machine learning prerequisites (calculus, linear algebra, Python, etc…) for $12 too!

But that’s not all… I’m the Lazy Programmer, not just the Lazy Data Scientist – I’ve got $12 coupons for iOS development, Android development, Ruby on Rails, Python, Big Data / Hadoop / Spark, React.js, Angular, and MORE. All important skillsets on ANY engineering team. Got any friends or coworkers in mobile / backend / big data development? Let them know!

If you don’t know what order to take the courses in, please check here: https://deeplearningcourses.com/course_order

 
Here are the links for my courses:

Deep Learning Prerequisites: Linear Regression in Python
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Deep Learning Prerequisites: Logistic Regression in Python
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Deep Learning in Python
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Practical Deep Learning in Theano and TensorFlow
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Deep Learning: Convolutional Neural Networks in Python
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Unsupervised Deep Learning in Python
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Deep Learning: Recurrent Neural Networks in Python
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Advanced Natural Language Processing: Deep Learning in Python
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Advanced AI: Deep Reinforcement Learning in Python
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Deep Learning: GANs and Variational Autoencoders
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Easy Natural Language Processing in Python
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Cluster Analysis and Unsupervised Machine Learning in Python
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Unsupervised Machine Learning: Hidden Markov Models in Python
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Data Science: Supervised Machine Learning in Python
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Bayesian Machine Learning in Python: A/B Testing
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Ensemble Machine Learning in Python: Random Forest and AdaBoost
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Artificial Intelligence: Reinforcement Learning in Python
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SQL for Newbs and Marketers
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Android courses:
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Deep Learning $10 Udemy coupons + LAST DAY for VIP bonus

August 21, 2017

It’s that time again!

BIG DISCOUNTS for everyone! If you’re in the USA you should see $10 coupons. If you’re in another country you’ll see the corresponding amount in your own currency.

But before we get to that, I want to mention that the VIP bonus for my latest Deep Learning course on GANs and Variational Autoencoders is CLOSING TODAY.

So if you want to get the VIP bonus and you haven’t gotten it yet, NOW is the time!

Just a reminder of what you get:

1) PDF cheatsheet / tutorial on Variational Autoencoders for your reading convenience

2) PDF cheatsheet / tutorial on GANs for your reading convenience (with exercises)

3) Pre-trained style transfer network! No need to train for 4 months on your slow CPU, or pay hundreds of dollars to use a GPU, or download 100s of MBs of Tensorflow checkpoint data! I’ve condensed the neural network weights to a few MBs so you can get going right away.

If you don’t know what “style transfer” is – that’s where I train a neural network to learn the “style” of Picasso or Da Vinci, and then apply it to a completely unrelated image like the Chicago skyline.

Very cool application of neural networks!

Remember: these VIP bonuses are ONLY available if you use the VIP coupon, which is automatically applied when you click this link:

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Deep Learning Prerequisites: Logistic Regression in Python https://www.udemy.com/data-science-logistic-regression-in-python/?couponCode=AUG456​

Deep Learning in Python https://www.udemy.com/data-science-deep-learning-in-python/?couponCode=AUG456​

Practical Deep Learning in Theano and TensorFlow https://www.udemy.com/data-science-deep-learning-in-theano-tensorflow/?couponCode=AUG456​

Deep Learning: Convolutional Neural Networks in Python https://www.udemy.com/deep-learning-convolutional-neural-networks-theano-tensorflow/?couponCode=AUG456​

Unsupervised Deep Learning in Python https://www.udemy.com/unsupervised-deep-learning-in-python/?couponCode=AUG456​

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Calc 1 http://bit.ly/2okPUib
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Calc 3 http://bit.ly/2pVU0gQ
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Into Yoga in your spare time? Photography? Painting? There are courses, and I’ve got coupons! If you find a course on Udemy that you’d like a coupon for, just let me know and I’ll hook you up!

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NEW Deep Learning Course: GANs and Variational Autoencoders

August 1, 2017

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You asked for it, and it’s here!

I am pleased to announce my latest course:

Deep Learning: Variational Autoencoders and GANs

If you don’t want to read all my crazy writing and you just want to grab your coupon, click here: https://www.udemy.com/deep-learning-gans-and-variational-autoencoders/?couponCode=IAMAVIP

GANs have been called one of the most interesting developments in deep learning in 2016.

This is coming from Yann LeCun – one of the grandmasters of deep learning.

Most of you already know why GANs are cool – that’s why you’ve been asking me for this course.

But just in case you don’t:

GANs are notable for being able to produce extremely high-quality, high-resolution, sharp samples.

We’ve had neural networks (and non-deep learning ML algorithms) that can generate samples for decades… but none come close to the quality of images generated by GANs.

This is some Jason Bourne-level stuff… you know how they “enhance” a tiny / blurry image from some government spy camera?

Guess what can actually do that? GANs.

Fun fact: a group of Harvard PhDs JUST did an AMA on Reddit this week. Check out what one had to say about Unsupervised Deep Learning:

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There are a ton of more cool applications that we’ll discuss in the course like reinforcement learning. This stuff is basically the latest-and-greatest in deep learning.

Why variational autoencoders and not just GANs? Both of these neural networks fall into the category of “deep neural network samplers” – they both attempt to learn the structure of data in some way, which you can then use to generate new data that mimics what was learned.

I think variational autoencoders are super cool because they combine 2 of my favorite subjects: deep learning and Bayesian machine learning.

They were also invented at approximately the same time and are always mentioned in the context of one another, so in some sense they belong in the same “family” of algorithms.

Another cool thing about this course: a surprising lack of prerequisites! Technically, this will be Deep Learning part 8 and Unsupervised Deep Learning part 2. But, you won’t need to know anything from Deep Learning part 5, 6, or 7, nor Unsupervised Deep Learning part 1 (which is also Deep Learning part 4). You will need to know how to build convolutional neural networks and have a working understanding of Bayes classifiers, but that’s pretty much it! Not that learning how to build convolutional neural networks was an easy place to get to, but now that you’re there, you can breathe easy.

Now, this course is going to be available to all students on Udemy, but if you’re receiving this email, that means you’ve already taken a course of mine, which is why I am offering you something exclusive: The VIP version of this course.

It will ONLY be available to students who use this link, which applies a special coupon that I can check that you used:

https://www.udemy.com/deep-learning-gans-and-variational-autoencoders/?couponCode=IAMAVIP

What’s in it?

 

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VIP EXTRAS

Here’s what you get if you sign up for the VIP version of the course:

Because I am such a geek, I decided to use LaTeX to create short, concise tutorials for both the GAN and variational autoencoder.

These will be great to help you review the material and ingest it in a different format, no doubt increasing your understanding of what you learn in the course.

You can take it with you on the train and read it at your leisure!

Students are constantly asking me for PDFs just like this. Ask and you shall receive!

But that’s not all…

One of the COOLEST applications of neural networks that just “learn the structure of data” (as opposed to trying to assign labels to it) is STYLE TRANSFER.

Ever wanted to know what the New York City skyline would look like if it were painted by Picasso?

Now you can find out!

Style transfer networks are neural networks that learn the “essence” or “style” of one image, and then have the ability to apply that same style to new images.

I find this to be one of the most FASCINATING applications of using deep learning to learn the structure of data.

Of course… for most of us, such a neural network would take around 4 months to train…

So here’s what you get for signing up for the VIP special:

A SUPER SIMPLE script you can just run, which automatically downloads pre-trained neural network weights for 3 different styles (Dora Maar, Rain Princess, and Starry Night), which you can then use to apply those styles to ANY input image within SECONDS.

The neural network accepts any size input image because all the weights are convolutional filters!

How cool is that?

And it’s in Tensorflow, so all you Windows users out there don’t feel left out. =)

And remember: these VIP specials are only available IF you use the VIP COUPON (IAMAVIP) – so make sure you use the coupons / links in this email, otherwise, you will not get the VIP bonuses!

https://www.udemy.com/deep-learning-gans-and-variational-autoencoders/?couponCode=IAMAVIP

Quick note: If you don’t receive the VIP extras right away, don’t worry. I will be going through the list myself, you WILL get them.

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