Algorithms | AI | Explanations

Types of Artificial Neural Networks

In our real-world example, we used a “feed-forward neural network” to recognise handwritten numbers. This is probably the most basic form of a NN. In reality, however, there are hundreds of types of mathematical formulas that are used – beyond addition and multiplication – to compute steps in a neural network, many different ways to […]

Amazon DJL – a new DL framework for Java

Developers who wanted to explore neural networks and deep learning using the JVM, and especially Java, had little choice so far. Those who wanted to focus exclusively on Java could not get around DL4J until now. If it had to be the JVM, but not necessarily Java, the MXNet Scala Frontend was also an option. […]

The most common misconceptions about neural networks

AI and especially Neural Networks or Deep Learning have been the technological hype topic for some years now. However, since the subject is quite abstract – one could say it is uncharted territory for most people – we want to clear up some mistakes that we often encounter in our work. 1. “Neural networks are […]

What are Neural Networks and how do they work?

In our past articles we mainly covered the basics of current AI research and tried to shed some light on them in a way that is understandable for non-IT scientists. We are now proceeding to the probably “hottest” current AI topic: Neural Networks (NN). To be precise, we are not dealing with an “invention” of […]

Deep Fakes – How to spot faked Images

A (fairly) new kind of neural networks, so-called Generative Adversarial Networks or GANs, are nowadays capable of generating deceptively real images of people that do not actually exist. These fake images are indistinguishable from real photos at first glance. Fortunately, you might still uncover them if you look closely – if you know what to […]

Recap: ML Conference 2019 in Munich

On 17.06. another round of the semi annual ML Conference started in Munich. As usual, it started with a day-long workshop with joint live coding, giving the participants an approachable introduction into Machine Learning and Deep Learning. The second and third conference days were filled to bursting with lectures. As always, the main problem was […]

Understanding AI – Part 5: Supervised & Unsupervised Learning in ML

In the previous article we introduced the basic concepts of Machine Learning and how the training of an ML model works, using a simple but practical algorithm. Next, we want to take a closer look at the different types of Machine Learning. ML can be further distinguished based on a variety of aspects. Let’s start […]