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The Deep Learning Revolution

Written by: Terrence J. Sejnowski
Narrated by: Shawn Compton
Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
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How deep learning - from Google Translate to driverless cars to personal cognitive assistants - is changing our lives and transforming every sector of the economy.

The deep-learning revolution has brought us driverless cars, the greatly improved Google Translate, fluent conversations with Siri and Alexa, and enormous profits from automated trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Deep-learning networks can play poker better than professional poker players and defeat a world champion at Go. In this book, Terry Sejnowski explains how deep learning went from being an arcane academic field to a disruptive technology in the information economy.

Sejnowski played an important role in the founding of deep learning, as one of a small group of researchers in the 1980s who challenged the prevailing logic-and-symbol based version of AI. The new version of AI Sejnowski and others developed, which became deep learning, is fueled instead by data. Deep networks learn from data in the same way that babies experience the world, starting with fresh eyes and gradually acquiring the skills needed to navigate novel environments. It took nature many millions of years to evolve human intelligence; AI is on a trajectory measured in decades. Sejnowski prepares us for a deep learning future.

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"If you want to understand AI, you need to read The Deep Learning Revolution." (Erik Brynjolfsson, coauthor of The Second Machine Age)

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Recommended book for DL or ML

Narration of this book is quite good and it gives a nice overview of the evolution of deep learning. Will definitely listen to this audiobook again. Highly recommend for anyone who is interested in machine learning or deep learning.

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  • Jonas S. de Almeida
  • 23-03-19

Best book on history and future of deep learning

this is really a testimony as much as it is a review on the topic - the author was and remains a key contributor to the field of AI. The advantage of first hand accounts is that they go a lot further and a lot wider than books by outsiders. In addition to a detailed account of neural computing from preceptrons to multilayer neural networks with time delayed memories, we also learn about related fields like Neurobiology, Artificial Life, and the sociology of learning. This book has a good chance of becoming the reference account for a general audience on the formative years of Artificial Intelligence.

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  • Matthew Duncan
  • 25-02-19

An epic story of astronomical import

An excellent history of AI leading to our current explosion in ML/DL, told by one of the few leaders if the field.
Having grown up in this world, I am intimately familiar with all of the characters and their work, books and breakthroughs.... and yet, I could not put this 'book' down, as it ties together all the disparate events, algorithms, personalities, and their relationships in a neat, meaningful way that you could not get from reading ALL of the books, jounals and articles. Furthermore, this is a call to action and awareness, told by a preeminent expert -so you better take heed. I will re-read/listen to this again, to mentally connect all the parts ... and then read it yet again, taking notes and crosslinking to what is happening now.

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  • Charlie
  • 01-03-19

Probably the best audio book available on Deep Learning

I really loved this book. It gives a lot of great insights into deep learning. I especially liked the section about behaviorism since my background is in psychology and this really peaked my interest in deep learning. I do still have a lot to learn but the book was a great guide. It even recommends online courses to help understand deep learning. I will probably give the book a second listen. I’m not really a fan of the narration. It’s strange to me how the narrator seems to talk with a robot voice. It’s mildly distracting but tolerable.

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  • Christoph Dassa
  • 07-05-19

magnificent learnings

wonderful read. breath taking fulfilling.
a must read. mix of compsci and biology with physics

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-04-19

Gripping tale of the story behind intelligence

Terrece systematically explained the advancement of technology behind deep learning and AI in the backdrop of human understanding of biological intelligence. Unless the reader is a specialist in this field, it is difficult no to be amazed at the developments in deep learning, neural networks and AI. This book gives the reader orientation to the modern thought on the subject as he explains the seat of intelligence and how the need to solve problems originated enhanced and shaped intelligence. Enjoyed listening to this book. The narration by Shawn Compton was excellent compliment to the book.

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  • Cristiano
  • 01-08-19

immense knowledge about the topic

but too many references. hard to follow for international listener who are not familiar with names and institutions

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  • Eric & Debbie Ervin
  • 05-07-19

Heavy on science

If looking for entertainment this is a little dry but it’s chok full of information and historical perspective.

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  • marianna bolog
  • 09-06-19

very provokative and bold. brilliant.

loved it. extremely clear, accessible, bold, and engaging. I only hated one sentence, when he admitted that he started a talk at a conference, once, by saying that language is too important to be left to linguists. as a linguist, I'd say that he is unfortunately referring to a small subgroup of normative descriptive linguists, probably, and that many computational linguists, machine learning people, neurolinguists, cognitive linguists as well as theoretical linguists are badly needed in deep learning and related disciplines, cause engineers simply do not know how language works. so, cross disciplinary approaches are the right way to go.

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  • Kristin V. Hansen
  • 20-05-19

Wandering, but still solid.

This book reads like the author's Livejournal. He bounces from history to cute anecdotes to personal opinions and geewhiz facts favored by the author. But, since this author is Sejnowski, these stories and opinions are deeply worthwhile. l

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