**We're providing world-class training, services, and support to speed adoption of deep learning and DeepLearning4j.**

Zipfian Academy, the leading provider of immersive training programs focused on practical data science and data engineering skills, is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Skymind to offer a new family of training and services based on the open-source deep learning library Deeplearning4j. In collaboration with Founder of Skymind and Zipfian Academy Adjunct Instructor Adam Gibson, Zipfian Academy is offering training programs that demonstrate how to apply deep learning to solve complex problems like machine vision, time series analysis, natural language processing, and speech recognition.

**About Deep Learning and Deeplearning4j**

Before Deeplearning4j, the technologies that power face detection at Facebook, and translation and image search at Google, were only accessible to a very few employed at large technology companies. The creation of an open-source deep-learning library makes the power of deep learning available to practitioners worldwide.

At the cutting-edge of machine perception, deep learning offers improved accuracy over many common machine-learning methods. Deep neural networks are much better equipped to model the complex, non-linear relationships typically encountered with the large, messy datasets found in industry. In practice, this translates to better results and higher accuracy in a variety of domains.

Deeplearning4j is the first open-source, distributed deep learning library written in Java, and one of the only projects with a product roadmap designed for industry applications. With Deeplearning4j, it is possible to run neural networks natively on top of Hadoop/YARN without proprietary software. The library combines the scalability and speed of Java with ease-of-use design from Python’s scikit-learn, making it possible to implement deep learning at scale quickly and simply.

**Deep Learning Workshops**

Before today, there were no training centers devoted to applying deep learning to commercial problems. Zipfian Academy has invested heavily in innovative teaching methodologies, and is the ideal partner for Skymind to bring the hands-on training needed to bring deep learning to industry at large.

Deep learning workshops begin in September 2014, where engineers will use Deeplearning4j to detect unique faces among thousands of images, extract sentiment from tweets, and turn PDFs into text using OCR. Skymind founder Adam Gibson will act as lead instructor for the workshop series. Zipfian Academy will also be hosting events through the SF Data Science Meetup to provide a high-level overview of the technologies and demonstrate their capability.

More information about deep learning workshops is available here: http://www.zipfianacademy.com/workshops/practical-deep-learning-its-applications

Thanks,

Team Zipfian Academy