Laurence Moroney
Laurence Moroney
Laurence Moroney leads AI Advocacy at Google, working as part of the Google Research into Machine Intelligence (RMI) team. He's the author of more programming books than he can count, including 'AI and Machine Learning for Coders' with OReilly, to be published in October 2020. He's also the instructor and creator of the TensorFlow In Practice, and TensorFlow Data and Deployment specializations on Coursera. He also runs the YouTube channel for tensorflow at, and the TensorFlow certificate program for developers at When not working on AI, he's a published Sci-Fi author, comic book creator and IMDB-listed screenwriter.
ML conf EU 2020ML conf EU 2020
34 min
Teaching ML and AI to Coders
Often it's thought that to be able to succeed with Machine Learning and Deep Learning, as an onramp to Artificial Intelligence, that you need a deep background in mathematics and calculus, as well as some form of PhD. But you don't. With modern APIs like TensorFlow, much of the complexity is abstracted away in pre-built libraries, so you can focus on learning. In this session, Laurence Moroney, from Google, will explain how he has used this to create courses with hundreds of thousands of students, and from there, how a certificate program was created.