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From Zero to Deeplearning With Scala

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Fabio Tiriticco
Fabway, Software Engineer

Fabio is a software engineer, conference speaker, and community leader based in Amsterdam. While building his own start up, he fell in love with Akka, Scala, and Reactive systems, so much so that he founded the 2000-member strong Reactive Amsterdam meet up group. When not in front of a screen, he enjoys long distance bike rides and fingerpicking his guitar.


Do you want to get started with deep learning using Scala? This talk introduces AI / deep learning from scratch and guides you through an unique image classification use case, for which both dataset and code are provided. At the end of this talk, you will have a basic understanding of the mechanics behind deep learning and a solid starting point for your own experiments.

We will build a neural network using Scala and deeplearning4j, train it and then run it on a Raspberry PI to classify images taken with its camera. The goal is to detect reliably if the image contains a plane or not. When so, the picture is tweeted at @PlanesOnBridge. Akka Streams is the engine that ties it all together.

This project will give us a chance to observe AI bias and briefly touch upon controversial aspects of AI.