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A. BergelAgile Artificial Intelligence in Pharohttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5384-7_1

1. The Perceptron Model

Alexandre Bergel1 
Santiago, Chile

All major animal groups have brains made of neurons. A neuron is a specialized cell that transmits electrochemical stimulation using an axon to other neurons. A neuron receives this nerve impulse via a dendrite. Since the early age of computers, scientists have tried to produce a computational model of a neuron. The perceptron was one of the first models to mimic the behavior of a neuron.

This chapter plays two essential roles in the book. First, it presents the perceptron, a fundamental model on which neural networks are based. Second, it also provides a gentle introduction ...

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