Jul 01, 2019
The course is very good and has taught me the all the important concepts required to build a sequence model. The assignments are also very neatly and precisely designed for the real world application.
Jan 02, 2020
Learnt a lot about new concepts in RNN and LSTM. Really wanted to learn about these models. This course helped a lot. Everything was new and so fascinating. Loved this course and our teach Andrew NG.
von Kiran M•
Feb 16, 2018
This course felt rushed. Especially, the programming assignments, which had many errors and were frustrating at time. It is still worth it since the content is really good -- only if you are willing to go through the frustration during the programming exercises.
von Martin C S•
Jul 13, 2019
Assignments don't match the quality of the other four courses of this specialization. Automatic grading accepts solutions despite results not matching expected results. This should be fixed.
von Marc B•
Jul 12, 2018
This one went a little fast for me, can't say that I'm confident on the shapes of tensors going through RNNs and why
von Juan F C U•
Jul 12, 2019
Many topics are only quickly skimmed over. Serves as an overly brief introduction to RNN.
Feb 05, 2018
This course has many inconsistencies and errors in the homework. Seems like a rushed job.
Apr 02, 2018
some optional exercises are wrong, wasted a lot of time on LSTM backward propagation
von chao z•
Feb 22, 2018
If it could improve assignment accuracy, it will be better
von 宇翔 蔡•
Mar 06, 2018
there are a lot of mistakes in programming assignments.
von Banipreet R•
Jun 28, 2018
Professor Ng seems a little bit confused about the subject and is making unnecessary analogies rather than going deep into the algorithm and explaining the context as he did in Convolution Neural Networks course. I hope that the videos are revised and professor explains the topic more clearly rather than depicting himself to be confused as well on the topic.
von Zhongyi T•
Jun 11, 2019
Poor submission system. Failed many times to upload and had to redo the assignments. I was using a 250Mbps high speed network. Also course materials are problematic. The instructors are not willing to fix the problems for many years.
von Yanzeng L•
Feb 17, 2019
There are a lot of mistakes in programming assignment. Please update and fix it
Sep 04, 2018
Videos are okay, but exercise is just debuging!
von Steffen R•
Feb 04, 2018
really really bad
von Alejandro A•
Apr 15, 2018
A year ago I was basically "on blank" in regards of Machine Learning.
I've started "my journey" on ML about 9 months ago, with a text book I've got on Amazon called "Data Mining, Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques", Self taught I've read, transcribed, done some math, covered the half of it. But I needed something more practical to speed up, so I've tried also with the coursesfrom "Super Data Science"'s team on Udemy, but found them to be too focused on practice rather than deep reasoning of it (I might be wrong but that's the impression I had); So I needed more formal, University-like.
I've decided to try out Andrew's first course on Machine Learning (with Matlab), which gave me much greater view and understanding, had my head melting specially on weeks 4-6, but after finishing the course I've felt I did finally know what ML was! but still there was "a lot missing", given the course was already a bit old, and the technology had developed greatly since then.
Fortunately to me, I've found out about this specialisation right after I've finished the first course and I've signed up immediately. Today (14.4.2018) I've finished the second specialisation. After 6 months of continuos dedication, doing the first 3 month course, plus this 3 month specialisation.
Homeworks in Matlab and Python were my next challenge, even I'm a developer for 15 years (C# / Java, C). Combining a lot of new theory in a new language made it harder but also satisfying.
I'm the kind of person that needs to understand why things work as they work, that might be my weakness but also my strength; It's not enough for me to drive the car, but I need to know how to tune it. I must tell that for example, a video/lecture of 15 minutes meant to me usually 60 minutes of work, transcribing, doing the math, etc. That made my 6 months particularly long..
von Artem B•
Nov 20, 2018
This is again a fantastic course and what a nice way to finish the Deep Learning Specialization. It is certainly the most difficult one from the whole specialization and has taken me a lot longer than I planned. This is partially due to the fact that focus is shifted a bit more towards the programming assignments and concepts that are only briefly mentioned in the lectures turn out to be crucial for the assignments. The forum helps a lot, without it I would not have been able to crack the first week, especially the optional parts of the assignments. There were also a few errors in derivation formulas, that had set me back, but in the end I understood the concepts a lot better and found some nice complementary resources online. And the RNNs are more complex and seem more variable than other network architectures, so that is ok that this course is more difficult. Now I feel that I finally have a good grasp of Deep Learning concepts and have a nice set of skills. And the assignments are super fun and very useful. Thank you Andrew Ng and your team for making such a wonderful content. I teach at the university-level and I can only imagine how much effort goes into preparing such a course and at such a high level of expertise. I encourage everyone to take this specialization, this specialization is the main gem in Coursera, in my opinion.
von John Y•
Mar 15, 2018
It is apparent how much thought and effort has been put into creating these courses. Dr. Ng introduces you to state-of-the-art CNN and Sequence models which are quite complex. But he expertly presents it to you so that you can focus on the essential aspects and not the details. In courses 1-3, you might feel like you're being spoon-fed in the assignments but it is really a great approach to ease you into the deep learning field. In courses 4 and 5, there is less guidance so that you can become more independent and be able to figure things out on your own. After all, this is how it will be in our future jobs - no more TA's then.
One thing I really appreciated in this specialization was the use of good notation. For me this was very important because it made it easier to apply theory into practice (via the assignments). Another thing is the amazing selection CNN and sequence model topics that were covered. Because of this, I now have a good idea where to focus my future projects/work. I also loved the assignments because they helped me understand the concepts much better.
For future students, please note that there are mini tutorials for Python (in Course 1), TensorFlow (in Course 2), and Keras (in Course 4). Keras is used a lot in Course 5 but there is no Keras tutorial in that course.
von Shibhikkiran D•
Jul 08, 2019
First of all, I thank Professor Andrew Ng for offering this high quality "Deep Learning" specialization. This specialization helped me overall to gain a solid fundamentals and strong intuition about building blocks of Neural Networks. I'm looking forward to have a next level course on top of this track. Thanks again, Sir!
I strongly recommend this specialization for anyone who wish get their hands dirty and wants to understand what really happens under the hood of Neural networks with some curiosity.
Some of the key factors that differentiate this specialization from other specialization course:
1. Concepts are laid from ground up (i.e you to got to build models using basic numpy/pandas/python and then all the way up using tensorflow and keras etc)
2. Programming Assignments at end of each week on every course.
3. Reference to influential research papers on each topics and guidance provided to study those articles.
4. Motivation talks from few great leaders and scientist from Deep Learning field/community.
von Justin H•
May 05, 2019
This review applies to all of the courses in the Deep Learning Specialization. First, I want to thank Professor Ng so much!!! This Deep Learning Specialization was fantastic!! I feel more proud after completing this than I did after finishing the CPA exam!
I took Professor Ng's Machine Learning course as a prerequisite, which I would recommend to everyone before diving into the Deep Learning Specialization. The switch from Octave to Python can be a little tricky, but stick with it. Octave allows you to gain a deeper understanding of the Linear Algebra aspects and matrix multiplication than Python does (for me it did anyway).
The entire line up of courses prepares you so well to develop an eye for deep learning use cases and gives you the skills necessary to dive in and start applying deep learning solutions to real world scenarios.
I'm so proud to have completed this specialization and I cannot wait to start building my own models and come up with ideas to benefit society! :D
von Ryan M•
Feb 19, 2018
This is definitely a top-flight course and supremely useful! I learned many new things about practical applications of recurrent neural networks in this class and found the natural language emphasis to be very useful, particularly for certain problems I have been working on for some time! Professor Ng's lectures are very well-organized and clear and follow a very logical sequence. The assignments, especially the programming assignments, are well designed and do a very good job of building upon what is taught in the lectures and add a great deal of value to this class. I especially like the fact that we worked so much with Keras, which is an important framework for building Deep Learning systems and which is so widely used (it is the framework I often use in my own projects), and I acquired a lot of new knowledge about Keras thanks to this course. Overall, it was a superb learning experience, and I will be recommending this to both friends and colleagues.
Apr 02, 2020
It was an amazing course. From the beginning to the end, Andrew Ng has laid out all of the parts of the course extremely well. Of course, given the nature of RNNs and their complexity, it will also take your effort to make sure that you understand what he is talking about. Another note about the assignments, previous reviews have mentioned some of the problems and how the previous courses had better structured assignments. I think that the deeplearning.ai team has done a tremendous job of improving the content of this course assignments. At moments, it feels like you are lost, but deep explanations make sure that you understand everything and are able to implements all of the parts of the system that you have to implement. Please take this course!
von Glenn B•
May 31, 2018
Great topics and discussion, however the lectures started to gloss over the details of implementation which were left entirely to the exercises.
Started to get the basic hang of Tensorflow and Keras by this point in the series, however it was a bit of cut and paste from previous exercises, thus still requiring a lot of forum review to sort out syntax issues.
I get the dynamic aspect of writing the lecture notes in the videos, however the lecture notes should be "cleaned up" in the downloadable files (i.e., typos corrected and typed up). Additionally, the notes written in the video could be written and organized more clearly (e.g., uniform directional flow across the page/screen rather than randomly fit wherever on the page.
von Adrian N K•
Feb 14, 2019
It was an unbelievable journey through this Deep Learning Specialization! I really felt the power of the tools I obtained during the past 3 weeks that it took me to pass all 5 courses of the specialization. Many of the Programming Assignments are demanding and in the end I could be extremely satisfied that I succeeded in taking them all. Thanks a lot to Andrew Ng and all involved for making this sequence of courses accessible to people like me, and presenting it in such an understandable and interesting way! Now, I can start thinking of the vast potential for using Deep Neural Networks not only in Research and Space Sciences, where my interests are, but also in my daily life. Very many thanks again! AJ
von Francis S•
Aug 26, 2019
Previously, I have taken online classes before in Machine Learning by going the cheap route (Udemy, blogs, youtube) and you get what you pay for. Andrew Ng explains it the most thorough, easiest, and simplest way possible. Presentation material is very understandable. Great class for new machine learning learners. Highly recommend it. The only downside is that the programming exercises are little too easy in my opinion. I feel like the best way to get your hands dirty is to do actual projects (do your own projects). These lectures are good for intuition and background of different types of Neural Network architectures. Other than that, Great material. Thanks Andrew!
von Hermes R S A•
Apr 18, 2018
A very good course. It presented gated units like GRU and LSTM with so much simplicity that anyone can understand it on the first run. The downsides were the Jazz music generation, since it was the only task where the data is non intuitive (MIDI files) so you black-box apply the algorithm to a data you have no idea how it is structured, unless, of course, you are familiar with MIDI files prior to this course. Other than that, the learning curve was a bit slower in the beginning, but explodes by the end of the course, where you put all the subjects you've learned to perform a neural machine translation, which, in my opinion, was hugely awesome and rewarding.
von Dipan M•
Jul 15, 2018
Like all other course in this specialization, this is also indeed a great course. It fundamentally clears concepts and gives very clear concpts for topics such as RNN and LSTM, which can ohterwise can be difficult to digest. Also, the programming excersices, built on great topics, suh as Music synthesis, Trigger word activation, are exciting to work on. The only feedback I would like to suggest, is that topics of Backpropogation for sequence model is critical and should have been taken up indepth in study rather than left to excerciss only. Overall this course is more fast paced and packed 3 weeks which should have been perhaps a 4 week course.