Glossary

Transfer Learning

What is Transfer Learning? 

Transfer Learning is an AI technique that leverages knowledge gained from pre-trained models to improve learning efficiency for new tasks. By fine-tuning a model trained on a large dataset, developers can achieve better performance on tasks with limited labelled data.

How Transfer Learning Works 

Transfer Learning adapts pre-existing knowledge from a source task to a related target task, typically by modifying model parameters through additional training on task-specific data. This approach minimizes the need for extensive labelled data in new domains.

Transfer Learning Benefits

  • Improved Performance: Enhances model accuracy and convergence speed by leveraging learned representations from related tasks.
  • Time and Resource Savings: Reduces the data and computational resources required to achieve competitive performance on new tasks.
  • Adaptability: Facilitates rapid deployment of AI solutions across diverse applications, from image recognition to natural language processing.

Use Cases for Transfer Learning

  • Image Recognition: Adapt pre-trained models for specific tasks like identifying plant species.
  • Natural Language Processing: Tailor language models for domain-specific tasks such as medical text analysis.
  • Recommendation Systems: Personalize recommendations in e-commerce or streaming platforms based on user preferences.
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