Free ‘deep learning’ course can boost high-tech skills

Jobs in the high-tech field are becoming increasingly common in the Seattle area as the region undergoes an economic revival. But many recruiters and hiring managers still lament that the pool of available talent doesn’t have the programming or other computer-skills training required to fill these in-demand positions. That may begin to change, however, with the launch of a new, free online course offered by Google about the concept of “deep learning.” In the thriving world of online search, deep learning is a method to enhance the neural networks of computers to make them function more like a human brain (i.e., machine learning). By “teaching” computers to recognize patterns amid vast amounts of data on the web, deep learning, in essence, empowers these machines to “think” and make more efficient…


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