With a wide range of libraries focused on the machine learning market, such as TensorFlow, NumPy, Pandas, Keras, and others, Python has made a name for itself as one of the main programming languages. In February 2021, José Valim and Sean Moriarity published the first version of Numerical Elixir (Nx), a library for tensor operations written in Elixir. Nx aims to allow the language to be a good choice for GPU-intensive operations.
This talk aims to compare Python and Elixir when training convolutional neural networks using MNIST and CIFAR-10 datasets as examples, analyzing development experience, and performance difference.
- Teach about the new Nx library for Elixir
- Compare Nx and Keras by the use of resources and time to train similar neural networks
- Talk about the experience of developing in both languages and how different this experience was.
- Numerical Elixir (Nx) interested people
- Python AI developers
- Data scientists