# Benstats Talks #1: A presentation on CNNS

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Its been a while since I last posted anything on my blog, so I thought I would share an update. Recently, I had the opportunity to present for my midterm examination a deep learning framework of my choosing. I chose to give a talk on (you guessed it!) convolutional neural networks (CNNs) and their application in the space of computer vision.

For the technical background I took the introductory material from the paper “Convolutional neural networks: an overview and application in radiology” by Yamashita, Nishio, Do and Togashi from the Journal “Insights into Imaging” (Published June 27, 2018). For the applications I produced some original analysis using some of the toy data sets provided by keras (MNIST numbers and the CFAIR-10 datasets) and compared how convolutional neural networks preformed relative to simple feed forward networks.

Concluding remarks were based on the publicly available jupyter notebook written by well known python-programming Youtuber Tech with Tim here (if you are reading this – thank you for the resource Tim!)

As far as the actual Jupyter Notebook with the code I used, when I get some time I hope to reformat it and have it available to see!

Below are the slides I used for this talk. Let me know what you think!

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