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The Deep Learning Book Praised by Satya Nadella, Elon Musk and Facebook AI chief Yann LeCun

Deep Learning is key to Artificial Intelligence and our collective future

Deep Learning by Ian Goodfellow, Yoshua Bengio and Aaron Courvelle has been praised by the great creators of Artificial Intelligence, including Elon Musk, Facebook AI Chief Yann LeCun, and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

For more on what we mean by Deep Learning see Salesforce’s Richard Socher On Tackling Limits of Deep Learning and AI.

Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence

This textbook belongs in the library of any creator of tech today and is also a fantastic explainer for the curious power user with a thirst to understand what is really going on here.

The book made such a significant impact on Satya Nadella that he hired co-author Yoshua Bengio to help shape the future of Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence approach as a machine learning advisor.

For more and to see first-hand what is so exciting about this book see: Deep Learning

Deep learning is also examined in far more detail in the Things Cyber Artificial Intelligence site, where we bring together the context you need to understand to make more sense of how this key topic will impact your life, including your family and business life.

“Written by three experts in the field, Deep Learning is the only comprehensive book on the subject.” — Elon Musk, cochair of OpenAI; cofounder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX

Deep learning is a form of machine learning that enables computers to learn from experience and understand the world in terms of a hierarchy of concepts. Because the computer gathers knowledge from experience, there is no need for a human computer operator to formally specify all the knowledge that the computer needs. The hierarchy of concepts allows the computer to learn complicated concepts by building them out of simpler ones; a graph of these hierarchies would be many layers deep. This book introduces a broad range of topics in deep learning.

Ian Goodfellow is Research Scientist at OpenAI. Yoshua Bengio is Professor of Computer Science at the Université de Montréal. Aaron Courville is Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Université de Montréal.

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