Neural Networks course material

My First MOOC Class - Neural Nets
The new neural network looks Yesterday I took my first online class in the neural networks class offered by Coursera.  I took a set of machine learning classes when I was working on my masters degree at Rensselaer, and I always found neural networks interesting.  Unfortunately our course material never required us to actually create a network, so neural nets were never more than an academic interest for me.
Fortunately, I recognized the name of the instructor for this course when I read the description.  Geoffrey Hinton is a leading name in the area of neural networks, and he was referenced many times in the readings that I had for my masters classes years ago.  This is my chance to actually lay hands on a neural network, and learn from a leading thinker in the area.
My experience with Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) is pretty limited right now, but my first impression is positive.  The Coursera site is well constructed and easy to use.  I would recommend it to anyone thinking about taking a class.
The long term goal here is to really learn how to implement neural networks, and then move them onto the Raspberry Pi bramble I'm in the middle of creating.  These networks are inherently parallel beasts, so it should be an interesting exercise.

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2005-10-27 12:24:20 by FXCurrencyTrader

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2005-09-27 20:54:15 by FXCurrencyTrader

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I studied for about six weeks, and during that time, I practiced on a demo account.
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Jack, thanks for introducing yourself!

2005-11-24 10:44:55 by DaySurfer

Hi Jack,
I am one of those rare people who LOVE lawyers (I was a legal assistant for YEARS in my 20s and also worked in word-processing when I was putting myself through design school).
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Sounds like you have a LOT of other projects, though.
That's awesome.
I love sea kayaking. Used to go once in awhile in Seattle. And skiing (although I switched to snowboarding when I moved to Montana and don't think I'll go back to 2 sticks again!).
Day trading (I do Day Surfing) is fun. Do you trade Forex? I'm learning that right now.
Have a GREAT winter.

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