An artificial neural network joins the fight against receding glaciers

What makes a neuron? In the 1940s, at the dawn of the computer age, researchers gave the word a second meaning. In the case of neural networks, the artificial neurons comprising them are more simple than one might expect: structure a unit of code to take in information, judge the information, pass it on, then string together thousands or millions of these "neurons" and watch as they begin to display behavior that could be described as a form of intelligence. Artificial neural networks are used all around us, from language translators to face recognition software to the tailored content feeds we're provided on social media.

May 5, 2021 - Phys
What makes a neuron? In the 1940s, at the dawn of the computer age, researchers gave the word a second meaning. In the case of neural networks, the artificial neurons comprising them are more simple than one might expect: structure a unit of code to take in information, judge the information, pass it on, then string together thousands or millions of these "neurons" and watch as they begin to display behavior that could be described as a form of intelligence. Artificial neural networks are used all..