2 Preface

The world is undergoing a radical shift. Machine Learning (and specifically Deep Learning) uses are being accelerated across every industry and domain. Humans have unlocked a significant new tool, the likes of which has not been seen since the software explosion took place in the early 2000’s. But what does this mean for developers and those interested in working with these tools?

Like many field in the technology industry, there is a great deal of gate keeping in the Machine Learning community. Those in positions of power often make it seem as though using and understanding machine learning is reserved for those with PhD’s and years of experience. This could not be farther from the truth. As the use of machine learning has increased, the barrier to entry have been slowly torn down. The result is that students with minimal programming and machine learning experience can now enter into the field and make advancements on the current state of the art.

In this book, we will touch on: - What the Julia Programming Language is and why we will be using it - What Deep Learning is - Various applications of Deep Learning

CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Logan Kilpatrick