How Do Neural Networks Learn? A Mathematical Formula Explains How They Detect Relevant Patterns

The insights, published in the journal Science, can also be used to make other types of machine learning architectures more effective
Mar 13, 2024

Neural networks have been powering breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, including the large language models that are now being used in a wide range of applications, from finance, to human resources to healthcare. But these networks remain a black box whose inner workings engineers and scientists struggle to understand. Now, a team led by data and computer scientists at the University of California San Diego has given neural networks the equivalent of an X-ray to uncover how they actually learn.