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.
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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.
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About James McCaffrey
- James McCaffrey on LinkedIn
- James’ Profile at Microsoft Research
- James’ Blog: Software Research, Development, Testing, and Education
Mentioned in the Interview
- The Future of Data Summit
- Neural Artistic Style Transfer
- Paper: Intriguing Properties of Neural Networks
- Paul Smolensky
- Paul’s book: The Harmonic Mind
- In Deep Learning, Architecture Engineering is the New Feature Engineering
- The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Recurrent Neural Networks
- Particle Swarm Optimization