What is a neural network?

Last Updated: June 15, 2021

Neural nets are a means of doing machine learning, in which a computer learns to perform some task by analyzing training examples.

Neural networks, also known as artificial neural networks (ANNs) or simulated neural networks (SNNs), are a subset of machine learning and are at the heart of deep learning algorithms

Neural networks were first proposed in 1944 by Warren McCullough and Walter Pitts, two University of Chicago researchers