An informative talk about deep learning and its potential uses in recommender systems. Presented at the Budapest Startup Safary, 21 April, 2016.
The breakthroughs of the last decade in neural network research and the quick increasing of computational power resulted in the revival of deep neural networks and the field focusing on their training: deep learning. Deep learning methods have succeeded in complex tasks where other machine learning methods have failed, such as computer vision and natural language processing. Recently deep learning has began to gain ground in recommender systems as well. This talk introduces deep learning and its applications, with emphasis on how deep learning methods can solve long standing recommendation problems.