Deep learning is transforming the world, and the point of this assignment is to demonstrate that you can do deep learning!
The fast.ai community is making deep learning easier to use and getting more people from all backgrounds involved through free online classes like “Practical Deep Learning for Coders 2019”, which was launched at the end of January and covers cutting-edge results in an introductory class.
For example, after following along with the first lesson for this assignment, you’ll have trained an image classifier that can recognize 12 cat breeds and 25 dog breeds at a state-of-the-art accuracy of around 94%, compared to 59% in 2012!
And next week, we will explore shortcomings with current image classification approaches and how crowdsourcing can help.
Below are the questions that you will be asked to answer about this assignment. Please turn in your answers for Homework 4 on Gradescope.
It is a good idea to write your answers in a file on you own computer, instead of typing them directly into Gradescope, so that you’ll have a copy after you press the submit button.