With all the coverage on CNN and Fox News lately, Deep Learning has quickly become a household term. Well, not quite, but Deep Learning is definitely all the craze these days for those of us steeped in Machine Learning and big data. We at Lab41 have been trying to find signal in noise over the past few months, and thought it worthwhile to share our “Unauthoritative Practical Getting Started Guide” with others looking to get started with Deep Learning. Before I go on, I must warn you this largely avoids the difficult Greek symbols and other maths underpinning this complex topic. If you’re looking for formal definitions and proofs, you’ll have to follow the links to resources peppered throughout this post. Now let’s get Deeply Learned!