Adam Gibson

Adam Gibson
Adam is the co-founder of Skymind and creator of Deeplearning4j.

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Interview with Adam Gibson, Creator of Deeplearning4j: Why Aeron Matters

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 6, 2016 4:10:30 PM / by Adam Gibson posted in Engineering

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In this post, our founder and CTO, Adam Gibson is being interviewed by one of our open-source contributors, Francois Garillot, on recent changes to DeepLearning4j's parameter server.

Hi Adam, thanks for agreeing to chat with me. I heard some parts of Deeplearning4j are now using Aeron, as of release 0.7.0. and I wanted to ask you a few questions about it. But first, remind me and our audience, what is Deeplearning4j?

In this context, it is actually a whole ecosystem of libraries, one that has everything for deep learning: you have data transforms, you have a UI, you have distributed systems, you have reinforcement learning, you have various kinds of streaming integrations. It's literally a whole ecosystem of libraries for building deep learning applications. The main emphasis is not necessarily on research but actually connecting a deep learning model to production systems, connecting it to a local database, running on your Hadoop cluster — in the same library! We're able to build comprehensive pipelines connecting production systems to new systems, deploying models as microservices, among other things. Deeplearning4j is actually a sub-library now: it is just the name of the library that started all this. It now contains mostly a deep learning DSL.

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