Thank you for signing up for Neural Networks for Machine Learning! With the explosion of data available on the Internet, Machine Learning has become an essential technology for recognizing patterns and making predictions. Neural networks use learning algorithms that are inspired by our understanding of how the brain learns but are evaluated by how well they work for practical applications such as speech recognition, object recognition, image retrieval and the ability to recommend products that a user will like. As computers become more powerful, Neural Networks are gradually taking over from simpler Machine Learning methods. They are already at the heart of a new generation of speech recognition devices and they are beginning to outperform earlier systems for recognizing objects in images. The course will explain the new learning procedures that are responsible for these advances and give you the skills and understanding required to apply these procedures in many other domains.
I expect my class to be offered in the fall of 2012 (September). We'll notify you again when the class starts.