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ImageNet Classification with Deep Convolutional Neural Networks: AlexNet

CNN for digit recognition

AlexNet, an application using Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN) for classifying images, famously won the 2012 ImageNet LSVRC-2012 competition by a large margin (15.3% VS 26.2% (second place) error rates).

The main contributions of the paper are as follows:

  1. Largest trained CNN model as of 2012. The dataset used for training was on the subsets of ImageNet.
  2. A highly-optimized GPU implementation of 2D convolution and associated operations used in training CNN.

The AlexNet consists of 8 layers: 5 convolution and 3 fully-connected layers. The main features of AlexNet are:

AlexNet CNN

** Strengths of paper and mechanisms** ** Weaknesses of paper and mechanism** ** Detailed comments** ** Ideas for improvement** ** Lessons learned**

Reference: Krizhevsky, Alex, Ilya Sutskever, and Geoffrey E. Hinton. “Imagenet classification with deep convolutional neural networks.” Advances in neural information processing systems. 2012.