Imagine one day in the near future: You'll sit in front of your personal computer...and it will look back at you. After it "recognizes" you and grants you access, you may simply speak to it while it "learns" your voice, along with your unique emphasis and inflection.
In Understanding Neural Networks, author John Iovine explains the differences between traditional rule-based (symbolic) computer processors and the mind-boggling possibilities of neural networks (artificial intelligence). Following an introductory explanation of the science and history of development, Iovine delves deeper into the subject, covering subjects such as:
Biological and Mathematical Neurons Artificial Neuron Software Project "Training" a Neural Network Speech Recognition Circuit Neural Paradigms Back Propagation Teaching Computers to Speak Computers That Smell Fuzzy Logic Artificial Life ...and More
Just as space flight in Buck Rogers movies proved to be a window to the future, so may the concept of the "HAL 9000" computer, or "Kirk to Enterprise...". If these subjects intrigue you, Understanding Neural Networks will help you understand the nuts-and-bolts of neural networks, along with the whys, hows, and, for the dreamers, the what-ifs.