Artificial Neural Networks

An artificial neural network (ANN) is an electronic model based on the neural structure of the brain. Computers perform activities like calculating large numbers, keeping large ledgers, and performing complex mathematical functions, but they cannot recognize patterns or learn from experience as the brain can. ANNs contain many units that stimulate neurons, each with a small amount of memory. The units work on data that are input through their many connections. Via training rules, the systems are able to learn from examples and have the capability to generalize.

The brain stores information in forms of patterns. People have the ability to recognize another person’s face from several different angles. Each angle of that ...

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