An Introduction to Machine Learning and Deep Learning

Machine learning is the science of developing programs that can automatically learn from data. First, this talk will give some simple examples of machine learning. Next, we’ll delve into deep learning: a popular, modern subset of machine learning used for things like image recognition, self-driving cars, and malware detection. We’ll walk through exactly how deep learning programs (neural networks) work. This will allow us to touch on why deep learning is such a good tool for detecting never-before-seen cyber threats. Finally, we’ll walk through a demo of a deep learning program developed at Sophos.