This course is a hybrid course; you can participate either online via Zoom or in presence in Kiel (the number of places for presence participation is very limited).
Our courses are open to all and free of charge for students, pupils, trainees, founders, scientific staff, job seekers, refugees, and pensioners. For employees and self-employed persons, a fee of 200 euros is charged when acquiring a certificate of achievement. Employees and self-employed persons can apply for a scholarship via email@example.com.
You already have some knowledge about Machine Learning (ideally you followed one of our previous courses) and are interested in learning more about Generative Adversarial Networks. Particularly in this course you should be motivated to bring your own contribution – it's a great opportunity to learn and discuss latest discoveries in the field.
This course is based on the Coursera Specialization on Generative Adversarial Networks (https://www.coursera.org/specializations/generative-adversarial-networks-gans).
The course will provide you with knowledge and experience about most recent and advanced machine learning models for Generative Adversarial Networks. You will train and use GANs from the first week of the course on to very sophisticated models at the end of the course.
As you probably know GANs are very good in generating new and artificial content like pictures or videos. They have numerous applications. For a first impression check out: https://thispersondoesnotexist.com/ You will apply your newly acquired knowledge to implement your own GAN project in a team and hopefully achieve interesting and impressive results.
How it works
The course will take place every Thursdays from 6 pm to 7:45 pm.
During the week you will be expected to work through the assigned online course content, which will take you between 4 to 8 hours each week. Questions considering the course content and possible additional implications will then be discussed in the weekly online course meeting on Thursday. Towards the end of the semester you will then work in a team on your own machine learning project.
All needed software and online course content is free. For the practical assignments in the online course, however, it will be necessary to create a Google account.
Before the first course meeting there will be a Course Kick-Off Event on October 6: https://forms.office.com/r/EzxfqaWbHz
In the Kick-Off you can meet your course instructor and ask questions about the participation in the course. The attendance at the Kick-Off is not mandatory but recommended for all participants.
In order to receive a certificate of attendance ("Leistungszertifikat") for this course, active participation is expected, and no more than two classes may be missed. The active participation is proven via the final presentation of your project by you and your team, and the delivery of a well documented project source code. The same conditions apply in order to receive ECTS.
In the online sessions it is necessary that you always provide your full name in Zoom so that your presence is registered on the EDU platform. No mere certificate of attendance will be issued for this course.
Further details may be given in the course.