This article aims at giving an overview of what a neural network is in the context of computing. Indeed, as a computer obviously contains no neurons, the goal is to demystify this concept. A lot of artificial intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) concepts are largely inspired by biology there will first have a quick introduction to what is a neuron and how does it works. Then we will define what perceptron neurons and sigmoid neurons are.
When Audrey is asked why she is studying the blob, here is her answer:
“When he decided to study aplysia, everybody laughed at E. Kandel, and look where he is now! A Nobel prize winner who changed neurosciences. This is the same for several other studies that lead to major discoveries. So wait for 20 to 25 years and I’ll tell you if it worsed the deal!”