Machines and Robots

Neural Networks and the Digital Hallucination

Neural Networks and the Digital Hallucination

Artificial Neural Networks. The name alone conjures up every science fiction trope about artificial intelligence, but unlike so much "technobabble" that appears in popular culture, Artificial Neural Networks (or ANNs for short) are a very real thing, and are used every day by millions of people without knowing anything about them. 

Rather than explain what exactly ANNs are -- something Welch Labs and Computerphile have both done a reasonable job of already -- I want to talk about some personal experiences I've had working with them. Because honestly, ANNs are really cool and I want more people to get excited about them for what they are and what they can do, not just for the fact that they make a great buzzword for time-travelling assassin robots