This chapter covers
- Encoding data into a latent space (dimensionality reduction) and subsequent dimensionality expansion
- Understanding the challenges of generative modeling in the context of a variational autoencoder
- Generating handwritten digits by using Keras and autoencoders
- Understanding the limitations of autoencoders and motivations for GANs
I dedicate this chapter to my grandmother, Aurelie Langrova, who passed away as we were finishing the work on it. She will be missed dearly.