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CUDA book recommendation?

Post by korrupt78 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:07 am

Can anyone recommend a good book for someone who's completely new to CUDA to get up to speed on the concepts, for practical benefit - such as understanding how to better operate faceswap?

I browsed the titles on Amazon, but they all seemed lacking. (I refuse to consider Packt, it's a sham company that puts out trash in massive quantities to drown good books in noise.)

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Re: CUDA book recommendation?

Post by bryanlyon » Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:01 am

You're not going to get a whole lot more out of faceswap by reading books. That said, if you're interested in AI/ML books in general, I highly recommend http://manning.com/ especially https://www.manning.com/books/deep-learning-with-python written by Chollet (The primary author of Keras).

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Re: CUDA book recommendation?

Post by korrupt78 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:16 am

bryanlyon wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:01 am
You're not going to get a whole lot more out of faceswap by reading books.
You might be underestimating my ignorance. I don't even know the difference between CUDA, Keras, and TensorFlow. I just know they're relevant things.
bryanlyon wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:01 am
That said, if you're interested in AI/ML books in general, I highly recommend http://manning.com/ especially https://www.manning.com/books/deep-learning-with-python written by Chollet (The primary author of Keras).
I almost got that one, but instead got "Hands-On Machine Learning" by Aurélien Géron, published 2019-Oct-15. I bookmarked Chollet as my next purchase if I want to read more after I finish the this one.

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Re: CUDA book recommendation?

Post by bryanlyon » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:34 pm

I'm serious, you don't need to know anything behind the scenes to use Faceswap. (Though if you're interested we did to a talk at Devoxx last November https://faceswap.dev/2019/11/24/faceswa ... alk-video/ ) Backend AI knowledge can help if you want to modify or contribute, but is unnecessary for standard use.

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Re: CUDA book recommendation?

Post by korrupt78 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:18 am

Thanks, I love good tech conference talks.

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