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The Deep Learning Revolution

Narrated by: Shawn Compton
Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
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Summary

How deep learning - from Google Translate to driverless cars to personal cognitive assistants - is changing our lives and transforming every sector of the economy.

The deep-learning revolution has brought us driverless cars, the greatly improved Google Translate, fluent conversations with Siri and Alexa, and enormous profits from automated trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Deep-learning networks can play poker better than professional poker players and defeat a world champion at Go. In this book, Terry Sejnowski explains how deep learning went from being an arcane academic field to a disruptive technology in the information economy.

Sejnowski played an important role in the founding of deep learning, as one of a small group of researchers in the 1980s who challenged the prevailing logic-and-symbol based version of AI. The new version of AI Sejnowski and others developed, which became deep learning, is fueled instead by data. Deep networks learn from data in the same way that babies experience the world, starting with fresh eyes and gradually acquiring the skills needed to navigate novel environments. It took nature many millions of years to evolve human intelligence; AI is on a trajectory measured in decades. Sejnowski prepares us for a deep learning future.

©2018 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (P)2019 Tantor

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"If you want to understand AI, you need to read The Deep Learning Revolution." (Erik Brynjolfsson, coauthor of The Second Machine Age)

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  • Matthew Duncan
  • 25-02-19

An epic story of astronomical import

An excellent history of AI leading to our current explosion in ML/DL, told by one of the few leaders if the field.
Having grown up in this world, I am intimately familiar with all of the characters and their work, books and breakthroughs.... and yet, I could not put this 'book' down, as it ties together all the disparate events, algorithms, personalities, and their relationships in a neat, meaningful way that you could not get from reading ALL of the books, jounals and articles. Furthermore, this is a call to action and awareness, told by a preeminent expert -so you better take heed. I will re-read/listen to this again, to mentally connect all the parts ... and then read it yet again, taking notes and crosslinking to what is happening now.

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  • Charlie
  • 01-03-19

Probably the best audio book available on Deep Learning

I really loved this book. It gives a lot of great insights into deep learning. I especially liked the section about behaviorism since my background is in psychology and this really peaked my interest in deep learning. I do still have a lot to learn but the book was a great guide. It even recommends online courses to help understand deep learning. I will probably give the book a second listen. I’m not really a fan of the narration. It’s strange to me how the narrator seems to talk with a robot voice. It’s mildly distracting but tolerable.