TensorFlow (Intermediate): 2 Automatic Differentiation

In this course, we continue to work with TensorFlow’s Eager Execution mode and learn about Automatic Differentiation and Gradient Tapes.

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TensorFlow (Intermediate): 2 Automatic Differentiation

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We will cover the following tasks in 36 minutes:


Introduction and Setup

  • A look at the virtual machine setup.
  • A quick look at what we will create in this course.
  • Introduction to Eager Execution mode.


Derivatives of a Function

  • Importing TensorFlow and enabling Eager Execution.
  • Using Gradients Function to compute derivatives.


Higher Order Gradients

  • Using Gradients Function to calculate higher order derivatives.


Gradient Tapes Part 1

  • What is Gradient Tape?
  • Example of Gradient Tape.


Gradient Tapes Part 2

  • The verbose Gradient Tape context.
  • Gradient with respect to intermediate values computed in a function.


Gradient Tapes for Higher Order Gradients

  • Using the API to find out higher order gradient computation.

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