Monday, October 11, 2010

Introduction to Neural Networks

Introduction to Neural Networks

There is considerable misunderstanding with regards to neural networks, how they compute, how they store memories, and so on. Here are some clear and concise explanations of 3 topics that provide a solid foundation:

1. The nature of collective computation (the form of computing that takes place in neural networks), and how it differs from digital computation.

2. How neural nets store and retrieve data via associative memory, and how this differs from digital computers.

3. The correct electronic analogue for a biological neuron. In other words, when we think of what a neuron does, what we should be thinking of translated to the world of electronics.

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