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Michael Paluszek and Stephanie ThomasMATLAB Machine Learning Recipeshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3916-2_8

8. Introduction to Neural Nets

Michael Paluszek1  and Stephanie Thomas1
(1)
Plainsboro, NJ, USA
 

Neural networks, or neural nets, are a popular way of implementing machine “intelligence.” The idea is that they behave like the neuron in a brain. In our taxonomy, neural nets fall into the category of true machine learning, as shown on the right.

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In this chapter, we will explore how neural nets work, starting with the most fundamental idea with a single neuron and working our way up to a multi-layer ...

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