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

called also neural net

Examples of neural network in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Others feed a neural network — an algorithm system modeled after the human brain’s neurological activity — with music preferences based on bands or digital sounds that then create compositions of melodies and rhythm patterns. Paul Herrera, Rolling Stone, 27 July 2022 The easiest catchphrase is to call this neuro-symbolic AI, meaning a combining of the artificial neural network (ANN) underpinnings within Deep Learning in conjunction with the symbolic AI. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 19 May 2022 The neural network—a type of AI setup designed to mimic the architecture of the human brain—was initially trained in a simulation. Amit Katwala, Wired, 16 Feb. 2022 To generate this huge number, Wishart and his colleagues deployed a neural network, a kind of machine learning that is loosely modeled on the human brain, and which is often used for analyzing human languages. Doug Johnson, Scientific American, 5 Jan. 2022 Based on research in Neuroplasticity, our brain has the ability to alter its neural network through growth and reorganization. Mike Swigunski, Forbes, 29 Oct. 2021 What’s more, bees do all this while requiring orders of magnitude fewer training examples than a typical neural network that is trained with deep learning would use. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 27 May 2022 Injecting physics into the neural network serves several purposes. Quanta Magazine, 12 Apr. 2022 The drivers, whose quick reactions are what Tesla's neural network relies on, weren't in a position to change direction. Brian Platz, Forbes, 30 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of neural network

1947, in the meaning defined above

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“Neural network.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Aug. 2022.

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