GPU Powered DeepLearning with NVIDIA DIGITS on EC2

activationsIn this tutorial I am going to show you how to set up CUDA 7, cuDNN, caffe and DIGITS on a g2.2xlarge EC2 instance (running Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit) and how to get started with DIGITS. For illustrating DIGITS’ application I use a current Kaggle competition about detecting diabetic retinopathy and its state from fluorescein angiography.

Convolutional Deep Neural Networks for Image Classification

For classification or regression on images you have two choices:

  • Feature engineering and upon that translating an image into a vector
  • Relying on a convolutional DNN to figure out the features

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