Deep Learning is definitely my passion right now
I’ve been spending quite a bit of time trying to teach myself about the field and just keep up with it. Things move so fast!
Recently, I’ve put some of that knowledge into action by helping to contribute some new activation functions to the Cortex project from academic papers. If you are interested in deep learning and contributing, I would recommend taking look. It is a great project and one that is open and welcoming to new comers.
One of my goals is to help Clojure gain traction in the Deep Learning community, so one of my newest personal projects is to help build a Clojure bridge with MXNet by creating a Clojure module to contribute to the Apache project based off of the Scala version. MXNet is not as popular right now as TensorFlow or PyTorch, but AWS has thrown it’s weight behind it so I think it will continue to grow in the future. I’m still in the early days of development, but hope to have something to share soon.
As far as using Deep Learning in a work setting, I haven’t had the opportunity yet - but of course, I’d love to.