neural network


Definition of neural network

: a computer architecture in which a number of processors are interconnected in a manner suggestive of the connections between neurons in a human brain and which is able to learn by a process of trial and error

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The idea, says Gadi Singer, in charge of the firm’s AI products, is to have an entire portfolio of processors, each with its own specialisation—for neural networks, for self-driving cars and for inference at the edge. The Economist, "Artificial intelligence is awakening the chip industry’s animal spirits," 7 June 2018 The drone is constantly taking in these images, processing them, and correcting its course, all based on its training on the neural network. Matt Simon, WIRED, "Watch Out, Pro Racers: These Drones Just Learned to Fly Solo," 27 June 2018 Technically, AlexNet was a convolutional neural network. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "How computers got shockingly good at recognizing images," 18 Dec. 2018 GANs contain two neural network systems that can work together to fool facial recognition software, for example, or crack passwords. Adam Janofsky, WSJ, "AI Could Make Cyberattacks More Dangerous, Harder to Detect," 13 Nov. 2018 Scientists working on these projects said neural networks have their limits. Cade Metz, The Seattle Times, "The next Big One? Earthquake scientists look to AI.," 26 Oct. 2018 From there, the neural network worked to generate new chair designs based on attributes identified across the wide array of existing chairs. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Chairs designed by AI look cool but uncomfortable," 31 Aug. 2018 The company is testing deep neural networks to improve the process, and studies show the changes increased watch time dramatically. Nitasha Tiku, WIRED, "The WIRED Guide to Internet Addiction," 18 Apr. 2018 Google created an encryption game using three distinct entities--Alice, Eve, and Bob--created by deep learning neural networks. Sophie Weiner, Popular Mechanics, "Google's AI Taught Itself To Encrypt Messages," 29 Oct. 2016

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1847, in the meaning defined above

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