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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
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.


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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