Activation functions are a critical part of the design of a neural network. The choice of activation function in the hidden layer will control how well the network model learns the training dataset. The choice of activation function in the output layer will define the type of predictions the model can make. As such, a […]

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## Autoencoder Feature Extraction for Regression

Autoencoder is a type of neural network that can be used to learn a compressed representation of raw data. An autoencoder is composed of encoder and a decoder sub-models. The encoder compresses the input and the decoder attempts to recreate the input from the compressed version provided by the encoder. After training, the encoder model […]

## Autoencoder Feature Extraction for Classification

Autoencoder is a type of neural network that can be used to learn a compressed representation of raw data. An autoencoder is composed of an encoder and a decoder sub-models. The encoder compresses the input and the decoder attempts to recreate the input from the compressed version provided by the encoder. After training, the encoder […]

## Softmax Activation Function with Python

Softmax is a mathematical function that converts a vector of numbers into a vector of probabilities, where the probabilities of each value are proportional to the relative scale of each value in the vector. The most common use of the softmax function in applied machine learning is in its use as an activation function in […]

## How to Use AutoKeras for Classification and Regression

AutoML refers to techniques for automatically discovering the best-performing model for a given dataset. When applied to neural networks, this involves both discovering the model architecture and the hyperparameters used to train the model, generally referred to as neural architecture search. AutoKeras is an open-source library for performing AutoML for deep learning models. The search […]

## Multi-Label Classification with Deep Learning

Multi-label classification involves predicting zero or more class labels. Unlike normal classification tasks where class labels are mutually exclusive, multi-label classification requires specialized machine learning algorithms that support predicting multiple mutually non-exclusive classes or “labels.” Deep learning neural networks are an example of an algorithm that natively supports multi-label classification problems. Neural network models for […]

## Deep Learning Models for Multi-Output Regression

Multi-output regression involves predicting two or more numerical variables. Unlike normal regression where a single value is predicted for each sample, multi-output regression requires specialized machine learning algorithms that support outputting multiple variables for each prediction. Deep learning neural networks are an example of an algorithm that natively supports multi-output regression problems. Neural network models […]

## PyTorch Tutorial: How to Develop Deep Learning Models with Python

Predictive modeling with deep learning is a skill that modern developers need to know. PyTorch is the premier open-source deep learning framework developed and maintained by Facebook. At its core, PyTorch is a mathematical library that allows you to perform efficient computation and automatic differentiation on graph-based models. Achieving this directly is challenging, although thankfully, […]

## Neural Networks are Function Approximation Algorithms

Supervised learning in machine learning can be described in terms of function approximation. Given a dataset comprised of inputs and outputs, we assume that there is an unknown underlying function that is consistent in mapping inputs to outputs in the target domain and resulted in the dataset. We then use supervised learning algorithms to approximate […]

## TensorFlow 2 Tutorial: Get Started in Deep Learning With tf.keras

Predictive modeling with deep learning is a skill that modern developers need to know. TensorFlow is the premier open-source deep learning framework developed and maintained by Google. Although using TensorFlow directly can be challenging, the modern tf.keras API beings the simplicity and ease of use of Keras to the TensorFlow project. Using tf.keras allows you […]