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Deep Learning Course Demo: The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Deep Learning

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Hosted by NYC Data Science Academy (

The talk will serve as an overview of Jon Krohn's upcoming Deep Learning course ( at the NYC Data Science Academy, running from March 3rd to April 7th. Deep Learning algorithms have become unprecedentedly transformative across industry verticals and are now the state-of-the-art across applications as diverse as image classification, natural language processing, generation of visual art, and game-playing. Almost unknown a few years ago, Deep Learning today powers countless everyday services from Tesla's Autopilot to Siri's voice recognition, and from Google Inbox's suggested replies to superhuman ability at the elaborate boardgame Go. Via analogy to biological neurons and human vision, this talk is an introduction to Deep Learning. It features interactive demos and example code from the leading open-source Deep Learning library, TensorFlow, and its high-level API, Keras.

6:00 - 6:30 pm - Food, Drinks & Mingling
6:30 - 6:40 pm - Richard Sheng, a student on the previous Deep Learning class cohort, will present on his capstone project and his experience taking the course
6:40 - 7:30 pm - Course Demo by Jon Krohn
7:30-8:00 pm - Q&A & Mingling


Jon Krohn ( is Chief Data Scientist at the machine-learning startup untapt. He presents an acclaimed series of tutorials on artificial neural networks, including Deep Learning with TensorFlow LiveLessons ( Jon holds a doctorate in neuroscience from Oxford University and has been publishing on machine learning in leading academic journals since 2010. His forthcoming book, Deep Learning Illustrated, is being published on Pearson's Addison-Wesley imprint and will be distributed in 2018. About NYC Data Science Academy:

Founded in 2014, the NYC Data Science Academy offers the highest quality in data science and data engineering training. Their top-rated and comprehensive curriculum has been developed by industry pioneers using experience from consulting, corporate and individual training and is approved and licensed by the NYS Department of Education.

NYC Data Science Academy offers a variety of services including full-time bootcamps, part-time courses, corporate training, consulting, and career services.

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