Why did machine learning take so long to catch on?

05 Mar 2018 | Tags: , , , | Posted by Doug Rose

You may be wondering why machine learning took so long to catch on. After all, Arthur Samuel created his revolutionary checkers program in 1959. Machine learning was poised to become the dominant form of artificial intelligence. It had the wind at its back. What happened is that machine learning took a backseat to other innovations […]

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What are artificial neural networks (ANNs)?

26 Feb 2018 | Tags: , , , , | Posted by Doug Rose

Machine learning has gotten a big boost recently because it works particularly well with artificial neural networks (often referred to simply as neural networks) — computer systems that are modeled after the neural structure of the human brain. A biological brain is composed of billions of neurons that communicate with one another electrochemically across minute […]

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