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 Finally, the neural network discards the memorizing algorithm. Anil Ananthaswamy, Quanta Magazine, 12 Apr. 2024 Increase Mental Function Silencil contains nutrients that are designed to strengthen your brain’s neural network. Michael Carroll, Discover Magazine, 3 Apr. 2024 That February, Sante had downloaded FaceApp, a photo-editing application that uses neural networks to generate realistic transformations of people’s faces. Emily Witt, The New Yorker, 21 Mar. 2024 These calculations, which involve multiplying grids of numbers known as matrices, are key to many computational tasks, including operating neural networks. IEEE Spectrum, 4 Mar. 2024 These include machine learning, neural networks and Bayesian AI, among others. Niven R. Narain, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 There is speculation that a genetic predisposition might be set off by some event — physical or emotional — that triggers a change in neural networks. James Rainey, Los Angeles Times, 8 Apr. 2024 The deep neural network that won the ImageNet competition, kicking off the current era of machine learning, was implemented with 40-nanometer technology. Mark Liu, IEEE Spectrum, 28 Mar. 2024 Over the past decade or so, Mastercard has developed more than a dozen techniques around machine learning and today, uses a recursive neural network that relies on generative techniques. John Kell, Fortune, 6 Mar. 2024

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First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of neural network was in 1947

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“Neural network.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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