February 19, 2018
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This is one of the most exciting courses I’ve done and it really shows how fast and how far deep learning has come over the years.
When I first started my deep learning series, I didn’t ever consider that I’d make two courses on convolutional neural networks.
I think what you’ll find is that, this course is so entirely different from the previous one, you will be impressed at just how much material we have to cover.
Let me give you a quick rundown of what this course is all about:
We’re going to bridge the gap between the basic CNN architecture you already know and love, to modern, novel architectures such as VGG, ResNet, and Inception (named after the movie which by the way, is also great!)
We’re going to apply these to images of blood cells, and create a system that is a better medical expert than either you or I. This brings up a fascinating idea: that the doctors of the future are not humans, but robots.
In this course, you’ll see how we can turn a CNN into an object detection system, that not only classifies images but can locate each object in an image and predict its label.
You can imagine that such a task is a basic prerequisite for self-driving vehicles. (It must be able to detect cars, pedestrians, bicycles, traffic lights, etc. in real-time)
We’ll be looking at a state-of-the-art algorithm called SSD which is both faster and more accurate than its predecessors.
Another very popular computer vision task that makes use of CNNs is called neural style transfer.
This is where you take one image called the content image, and another image called the style image, and you combine these to make an entirely new image, that is as if you hired a painter to paint the content of the first image with the style of the other. Unlike a human painter, this can be done in a matter of seconds.
- One of the major themes of this course is that we’re moving away from the CNN itself, to systems involving CNNs.
- Therefore, instead of focusing on the detailed inner workings of CNNs (which we’ve already done), we’ll focus on high-level building blocks. The result? Almost zero math.
- Another result? No complicated low-level code such as that written in Tensorflow, Theano, or PyTorch (although some optional exercises may contain them for the very advanced students). Most of the course will be in Keras which means a lot of the tedious, repetitive stuff is written for you.
The VIP Version
For this launch, I am offering a limited edition VIP version of the course. This offer will END in exactly 5 days (before next weekend!).
As usual, you MUST use the coupon IAMAVIP (automatically applied when you use the link below) to get the VIP version. If you do not use the IAMAVIP coupon, you will not get the VIP bonuses.
So, what do you get with the VIP version?
The final section of the course is on neural style transfer – however – a brand new section – one I may not release for a long time, if ever, is in the works.
This “hidden section” is on super resolution and fast neural style transfer (speeding up the original neural style transfer algorithm).
Super resolution is where you take a low-quality, small image, and turn it into a higher-quality, higher resolution image. It’s the stuff of science fiction and spy movies – now it’s real!
This new hidden section of the course will be provided to you in the form of a book chapter (PDF format) along with accompanying code which will NOT appear in the official course repo.
To get it, use the coupon below (automatically applied when you click the link):
Note: Please allow up to 72h for delivery of your VIP bonus.
Important!!!: Users have reported that the IAMAVIP coupon code may get overridden by Udemy’s own codes. When you checkout, you’ll want to make note of something like this:
Notice how it says “IAMAVIP is not applied”. As far as I know, there’s no way around this problem. However, note that you can ALWAYS get VIP material by signing up for the course at https://deeplearningcourses.com/c/advanced-computer-vision. If you purchase the course at deeplearningcourses.com, and you’d like to access the course on Udemy as well, just shoot me an email and I will give you a free coupon.