Tips and Tricks

When simplicity and ease of use starts holding you back

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For people getting started with deep learning, the Keras toolbox has no equal. It has everything you need, with the confusing low-level stuff kept to a minimum. The API is very intuitive and makes you focus on the important bits of designing a network, allowing for fast experimentation without much hassle. As an example, the network used in this guide is specified and trained in less than 25 lines of Python code.

There will come times, however, when the ease-of-use of basic Keras functions becomes limiting. Many more advanced neural network training schemes and loss functions become unnecessarily complicated to…

Nick Seeuws

PhD student @KU Leuven. Working on AI for biomedical signal processing.

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