PyCon 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio

Saturday 4:15 p.m.–5 p.m. in Grand Ballroom A

Getting started with Deep Learning: Using Keras & Numpy to detect voice disorders

Deborah Hanus, Sebastian Hanus


Deep learning is a useful tool for problems in computer vision, natural language processing, and medicine. While it might seem difficult to get started in deep learning, Python libraries, such as Keras make deep learning quite accessible. In this talk, we will discuss what deep learning is, introduce NumPy and Keras, and discuss common mistakes and debugging strategies. Throughout the talk, we will return to an example project in the medical domain, which used deep learning on vocal data to determine whether a patient has a voice disorder called vocal hyperfunction.