Neural networks are the key technology behind the current artificial intelligence revolution. This talk introduces the practical steps needed to use or retrain neural networks and the basics of creating your own. No prior knowledge beyond basic coding skills is assumed. You'll leave with a working knowledge of machine learning techniques for making predictions from text, data and sequences. The talk focuses on only those aspects that are necessary for getting the job done—there is no discussion of internal details like gradient descent or matrix dimensionality! Examples include computer vision, sequence prediction and classification.