The lipstick robot – a great way to explain Deep learning

I love motivational examples in teaching complex ideas

I use this simple little video ..to teach Deep learning to my students in Oxford, UPM and Data science for Internet of Things

Think of ideas like teaching a computer to recognize images of cats using Deep learning .. OR training a computer to play pacman using Deep learning

They all work in the same way

You let the deep learning system iterate with many examples and in each case, you tell the computer using a classifier if it’s interpretation was correct or not(aka is it a cat or not, Pacman scores etc)

Now watch the video below

I see the click at the end of the step as a classifier

As you see, the robot has a long way to go!

I even think its improving on each iteration!

That’s deep learning for you!

PS I am not sure that this was the original intent of the video by @SimoneGiertz but its cool

Video link is lipstick robot