About: Joe Mayo is an author and independent software consultant, specializing in Microsoft technologies. He has written several books, including Programming the Microsoft Bot Framework by Microsoft Press. A long-time MVP with several years of awards, he lives in Las Vegas, NV and tweets (as @JoeMayo) about #BotFramework and #AI on Twitter. Presentation: Deep Learning Basics In this session, you’ll see how deep learning works. We’ll cover the basics, discussing concepts and techniques that are common to many types of deep learning. Although math is inherent in how deep learning works, Joe will explain enough to where you don’t have to be an expert in calculus, linear algebra, or statistics. You’ll see that this technology doesn’t require a Ph.D. for any developer who wants to learn and take advantage of AI. By the end of the presentation, you will have seen a full example of how deep learning works, design and considerations, and practical applications.