How to install Theano on Amazon EC2 GPU instances for deep learning

[update] If you would like to skip the instructions and just install from an AMI, search the community for ami-b141a2f5 (Theano - CUDA 7) in the N. California region. Theano is an amazing Python package for deep learning that can utilize NVIDIA's CUDA toolkit to run on the gpu. The…

Deep Learning 101

Deep learning has become something of a buzzword in recent years with the explosion of 'big data', 'data science', and their derivatives mentioned in the media. Justifiably, deep learning approaches have recently blown other state-of-the-art machine learning methods out of the water for standardized problems such as the MNIST handwritten…