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- Published in issue 1/2003 on page 0
Practical Neural Networks (1)
an introduction to Neural Nets
Artificial Neural Networks (Neural Nets or just ANNs for short) are a popular form of Artificial Intelligence (AI). They are based on the operation of Brain Cells and many researchers think that they are our best hope for achieving true intelligence in a machine. If you’re a fan of the TV Series ‘Star Trek’, you’ll know that Mr Data is supposed to have a Neural Net brain, as is the robot in the ‘Terminator’ films.Although these technological wonders are on the cutting edge of research in Computer Science, they are also well within the grasp of the enthusiastic amateur. The aim of these articles is to introduce this fascinating topic in a practical way, which will allow you to experiment with your own Neural Nets.