Deep Learning Illustrated: A Course Demo

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The talk will serve as an overview of Jon Krohn's upcoming Deep Learning course ( at the NYC Data Science Academy, running from March 16 to April 13.

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 content, and game-playing. Almost unknown a few years ago, Deep Learning today powers countless everyday services from Tesla's Autopilot to Amazon Alexa’s voice recognition, and from Google Translate to superhuman ability at elaborate boardgames. Via analogy to biological neurons and the human brain, this talk is a highly visual 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 and Mingling
6:30 - 6:40 pm - Zach McCormick, 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 and Mingling


Jon Krohn ( is Chief Data Scientist at the machine-learning startup untapt. He holds a doctorate in neuroscience from Oxford University and has been publishing on machine learning in leading academic journals since 2010. Jon lectures at Columbia University and via a series of acclaimed tutorials available in Safari Books ( His book, Deep Learning Illustrated, is being published on Pearson's Addison-Wesley imprint in 2019 (

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