Technology continues to become twice as powerful. This new technology helps in making the next generation that will be twice as fast too.
Neural networks present the first opportunity for computers to learn similarly to human brain. If they are fed enough data, they can figure out that the right choices are. Today, they are used for everything from image recognition to playing Go.
Neural networks are a simple representation of universal computation that can learn through training.
Deep neural networks – consisting of many layers – perform computation orders of magnitude faster than shallow ones.
Neural networks are great at calculating a certain subset of equations. Luckily, it’s the same subset of equation that that govern the laws of physics. Because of this, neural networks perform more efficiently than they theoretically should.