6 May 2014
Deep learning has become red-hot in both academic community and IT industry over the past several years. During this period, Microsoft has played a key role who introduces deep learning from academia to IT industry, and piloted a bunch of innovative efforts which push deep learning to industry-scale and solve real-world applications. This talk will tell you stories about deep learning, and how Microsoft had made it popular in the whole industry. It will walk you through some of the key contributions made by Microsoft researchers and developers in this area, introduce our most recent efforts to scale-out deep learning using large amount of training samples, and discover why Microsoft as a company can turn all these ideas into reality. Last but not least, some reading materials are also listed for audiences who want to learn and use deep learning for their problems.