Understanding Deep Neural Networks with Dr. James McCaffrey

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My guest this week is Dr. James McCaffrey, research engineer with Microsoft Research. In this show James and I discuss the ins and outs of deep neural networks.

James and I cover a ton of ground in this conversation, including recurrent neural nets (RNNs), convolutional neural nets (CNNs), long short term memory (LSTM) networks, residual networks (ResNets), generative adversarial networks (GANs), and more. We also discuss neural network architecture and promising alternative approaches such as symbolic computation and particle swarm optimization.

The Future of Data Summit

James is just one of the great speakers who will be presenting at the Future of Data Summit that I’m organizing with the fine folks at UBM, in conjunction with their Interop ITX conference. This 2-day event, which will be held May 15th & 16th in Las Vegas, will bring together noted experts and practitioners to discuss the future of enterprise data from a variety of technology perspectives. We’ll be exploring the innovation and opportunity being offered in areas such as (of course) machine learning, AI and cognitive services, as well as IoT and edge computing, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), bitcoin/blockchain, algorithmic IT operations, data security and more. I’ve hand-picked the speakers to both inspire Summit attendees with a view into what’s possible, as well as provide practical insights into how to get there.

To learn more about the summit, jump on over to twimlai.com/futureofdata.

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About James McCaffrey

Mentioned in the Interview

Let’s Meet Up

I’m in SF next week for AI by the Bay and Google Next. If you’re around and would like to meet up, let me know.

  • Janet M

    Hi — Thank you for this podcast. This interview had great content.

    I do wish he said “guys” less. Every time he talked about people developing ML or working at Microsoft, he used this man-only word. I know there are lots of ladies in ML out there, and that the fraction is growing so it would be great to use more inclusive words.

  • Faredoon

    Great stuff. Always been impressed by McCaffrey. Thanks for the links from “mentions” in the podcast. I thought I would have to request for the transcript to find them!

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