Help fund future projects: An equally valuable form of support is to simply share some of the videos. Special thanks to these supporters: This one is a bit more symbol-heavy, and that’s actually the point. The goal here is to represent in somewhat more formal terms the intuition for how backpropagation works in part 3 of the series, hopefully providing some connection between that video and other texts/code that you come across later. For more on backpropagation: Music by Vincent Rubinetti: —————— Video timeline 0:00 – Introduction 0:38 – The Chain Rule in networks 3:56 – Computing relevant derivatives 4:45 – What do the derivatives mean? 5:39 – Sensitivity to weights/biases 6:42 – Layers with additional neurons 9:13 – Recap —————— 3blue1brown is a channel about animating math, in all senses of the word animate. And you know the drill with YouTube, if you want to stay posted on new videos, subscribe, and click the bell to receive notifications (if you’re into that): If you are new to this channel and want to see more, a good place to start is this playlist: Various social media stuffs: Website: Twitter: Patreon: Facebook: Reddit:
This course offers a brief introduction to the multivariate calculus required to build many common machine learning techniques. We start at the very beginning with a refresher on the “rise over run” formulation of a slope, before converting this to the formal definition of the gradient of a function. We then start to build up a set of tools for making calculus easier and faster. Next, we learn how to calculate vectors that point up hill on multidimensional surfaces and even put this into action using an interactive game. We take a look at how we can use calculus to build approximations to functions, as well as helping us to quantify how accurate we should expect those approximations to be. We also spend some time talking about where calculus comes up in the training of neural networks, before finally showing you how it is applied in linear regression models. This course is intended to offer an intuitive understanding of calculus, as well as the language necessary to look concepts up yourselves when you get stuck. Hopefully, without going into too much detail, you’ll still come away with the confidence to dive into some more focused machine learning courses in future. Who is this class for: This class is for people who would like to learn more about machine learning techniques, but don’t currently have the fundamental mathematics in place to go into much detail. This course will include some exercises that require you to work with code. If you’ve not [More]