Ever wondered what breed that dog or cat is? In this show, you’ll learn how to train, optimize and deploy a deep learning model using Azure Notebooks, Azure Machine Learning Service, and Visual Studio Code using Python. Using transfer learning to retrain a mobilenet model via Tensorflow to recognize dog and cat breeds using the Oxford IIIT Pet Dataset.

Next, watch how to optimize that model using the Azure Machine Learning Service HyperDrive service, and improve the accuracy of our model to over 90%. Finally, we’ll put on our developer hat, and use Visual Studio Code and our Python Extension to deploy and test our model. Along the way you’ll see cool features like our new Jupyter-powered interactive programming experience in VS Code, our AI powered IntelliSense feature called Intellicode, and our Azure Machine Learning extension.

HyperDrive service, and improve the accuracy of our model to over 90%. Finally, we’ll put on our developer hat, and use Visual Studio Code and our Python Extension to deploy and test our model. Along the way you’ll see cool features like our new Jupyter-powered interactive programming experience in VS Code, our AI powered IntelliSense feature called Intellicode, and our Azure Machine Learning extension.

Github repo for all code used in the show: https://github.com/microsoft/connect-petdetector

Blog post introducing the new features in Azure Notebooks: https://github.com/Microsoft/AzureNotebooks/wiki/Azure-Notebooks-at-Microsoft-Connect()-2018

Blog post introducing our data science features in our Python extension: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/pythonengineering/2018/11/08/data-science-with-python-in-visual-studio-code/

Azure Notebooks: https://notebooks.azure.com

Python Extension: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=ms-python.python

Azure Machine Learning Extension: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=ms-toolsai.vscode-ai

Visual Studio Code: https://code.visualstudio.com/

In this talk from the most recent O’Reilly AI Conference, Laurence Moroney from Google talked about Machine Learning, AI, Deep Learning and more, and how they fit the programmers toolkit. He introduced what it’s all about, cutting through the hype, to show the opportunities that are available in Machine Learning. He also introduced TensorFlow, and how it’s a framework that’s designed to make Machine Learning easy and accessible, and how intelligent apps that use ML can run in a variety of places including mobile, web and IoT.

Angel Wong demonstrates the AP2 (AutoPilot V2) features of her new Tesla 3. It’s not quite autonomous driving, but it is really close. I wonder how long it will be before consumers will come to expect this feature on all new cars.

Of particular interest to me is the “training period” where Autopilot is not available as the car is learning about your normal environment and your driving habits. Sounds a bit like a little transfer learning is going on.