TensorFlow or Keras? Which one should I learn? – Imploding Gradients – Medium

#TensorFlow or #Keras? Which one should I learn?

  • With plenty of libraries out there for deep learning, one thing that confuses a beginner in this field the most is which library to choose.Deep Learning libraries/frameworks as per popularity(Source : Google)In this blog post, I am only going to focus on Tensorflow and Keras.
  • And if Keras is more user-friendly, why should I ever use TF for building deep learning models?
  • You can tweak TF much more as compared to Keras.FunctionalityAlthough Keras provides all the general purpose functionalities for building Deep learning models, it doesn’t provide as much as TF.
  • Absolutely, check the example below:Playing with gradients in TensorFlow (Credits : CS 20SI: TensorFlow for Deep Learning Research)Conclusion (TL;DR)if you are not doing some research purpose work or developing some special kind of neural network, then go for Keras (trust me, I am a Keras fan!!)
  • But as we all know that Keras is going to be integrated in TF, it is wiser to build your network using tf.contrib.Keras and insert anything you want in the network using pure TensorFlow.

Deep learning is everywhere. 2016 was the year where we saw some huge advancements in the field of Deep Learning and 2017 is all set to see many more advanced use cases. With plenty of libraries out…
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Learning Deep Learning with Keras

Learning #DeepLearning with #Keras  #NeuralNetworks @pmigdal

  • For that reason, I suggest starting with image recognition tasks in Keras, a popular neural network library in Python.
  • Deep learning is a name for machine learning techniques using many-layered artificial neural networks.
  • See a plot of AUC score for logistic regression, random forest and deep learning on Higgs dataset (data points are in millions):

    In general there is no guarantee that, even with a lot of data, deep learning does better than other techniques, for example tree-based such as random forest or boosted trees.

  • Deep learning (that is – neural networks with many layers) uses mostly very simple mathematical operations – just many of them.
  • Its mathematics is simple to the point that a convolutional neural network for digit recognition can be implemented in a spreadsheet (with no macros), see: Deep Spreadsheets with ExcelNet.

I teach deep learning both for a living (as the main deepsense.io instructor, in a Kaggle-winning team1) and as a part of my volunteering with the Polish Chi…
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Keras: Deep Learning library for Theano and TensorFlow

Keras: Deep Learning library for Theano & TensorFlow  #DataScience #bigdata #machinelearning

  • In particular, neural layers, cost functions, optimizers, initialization schemes, activation functions, regularization schemes are all standalone modules that you can combine to create new models.
  • The core data structure of Keras is a model, a way to organize layers.
  • A core principle of Keras is to make things reasonably simple, while allowing the user to be fully in control when they need to (the ultimate control being the easy extensibility of the source code).
  • You can now iterate on your training data in batches:

    Alternatively, you can feed batches to your model manually:

    Evaluate your performance in one line:

    Or generate predictions on new data:

    Building a question answering system, an image classification model, a Neural Turing Machine, or any other model is just as fast.

  • For a more in-depth tutorial about Keras, you can check out:

    In the examples folder of the repository, you will find more advanced models: question-answering with memory networks, text generation with stacked LSTMs, etc.

Keras is a high-level neural networks API, written in Python and capable of running on top of either TensorFlow or Theano. It was developed with a focus on enabling fast experimentation. Being able to go from idea to result with the least possible delay is key to doing good research.
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Deep Learning Frameworks

New #cuDNN 5.1, 2.7x faster training of #deeplearning networks with 3x3 convolutions.

  • Deep learning course: Getting Started with the Caffe Framework
  • Choose a deep learning framework from the list below, download the supported version of cuDNN and follow the instructions on the framework page to get started.
  • Chainer is a deep learning framework that’s designed on the principle of define-by-run.
  • Caffe is a deep learning framework made with expression, speed, and modularity in mind.

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@GPUComputing: “New #cuDNN 5.1, 2.7x faster training of #deeplearning networks with 3×3 convolutions.”


The NVIDIA Deep Learning SDK accelerates widely-used deep learning frameworks such as Caffe, CNTK, TensorFlow, Theano and Torch as well as many other deep learning applications. Choose a deep learning framework from the list below, download the supported version of cuDNN and follow the instructions on the framework page to get started.


Deep Learning Frameworks

Keras: Deep Learning library for Theano and TensorFlow

Keras:Deep Learning library for Theano & TensorFlow Tutorial   #DataScience #MachineLearning

  • The core data structure of Keras is a model , a way to organize layers.
  • By default, Keras will use Theano as its tensor manipulation library.
  • The main type of model is the Sequential model, a linear stack of layers.
  • To be able to easily create new modules allows for total expressiveness, making Keras suitable for advanced research.
  • Getting started: 30 seconds to Keras

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@gcosma1: “Keras:Deep Learning library for Theano & TensorFlow Tutorial #DataScience #MachineLearning”


Keras is a minimalist, highly modular neural networks library, written in Python and capable of running on top of either TensorFlow or Theano. It was developed with a focus on enabling fast experimentation. Being able to go from idea to result with the least possible delay is key to doing good research.


Keras: Deep Learning library for Theano and TensorFlow

On the importance of democratizing Artificial Intelligence

On the importance of democratizing #ArtificialIntelligence, from Keras #DeepLearning blog

  • And you, as an early adopter of deep learning, you have a responsibility to make sure that the opportunities that AI will create are open to everyone.
  • The purpose of Keras is to make deep learning accessible to anyone with an idea and with some basic computer science literacy.
  • There is a lot of hype around deep learning right now, and people sometimes have unrealistic short-term expectations.
  • AI will take time to get deployed to its true potential, but when it does, it will have a long-term social and economic impact that most people seem to underestimate.
  • Making deep learning more accessible should be one of our priorities.

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@kdnuggets: “On the importance of democratizing #ArtificialIntelligence, from Keras #DeepLearning blog”


Keras is a Deep Learning library for Python, that is simple, modular, and extensible.


On the importance of democratizing Artificial Intelligence