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By William Hertling

David Ryan is the clothier of ELOPe, an electronic mail language optimization application, that if winning, will make his occupation. but if the venture is abruptly at risk of being canceled, David embeds a hidden directive within the software program by accident making a runaway synthetic intelligence.

David and his workforce are at the beginning extremely joyful whilst the undertaking is allotted additional servers and programmers. yet pleasure turns to worry because the crew realizes that they're being manipulated by means of an A.I. who's redirecting company cash, reassigning team of workers and arming itself in pursuit of its personal agenda.

"A fictional global the place Portland is the hub for the main interesting developments in technology... Jam full of nice references to deep Portland culture...and Portlandia-type references"

"Hertling builds an image of the way an AI may emerge, piece via piece, from expertise on hand this day. a desirable, logical, and completely plausible situation - I simply desire no one attempts this at home."
--Nathaniel Rutman, Senior structures Architect

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Depending upon the actual inputs and the weights assigned to the inputs, the neuron may or may not fire. If it fires, then the output X j is produced, which in turn may form an input to another neuron in the system. These inputs, multiplied by the weights, are added together and compared with some threshold value to determine if this neuron should fire. This is then processed by a function ( f ) to determine the exact output from the neuron. html Follow the instructions on the page to experiment with inputs (x1 and x2) and weights (w1 and w2).

Activity 10 This activity provides you with a second opportunity to work with a RBF network. com/products/demos/nnettlbx/radial/ This is a series of illustrations showing how a neural network toolbox can be used to approximate a function. com/) to create a radial basis network that approximates a function defined by a set of data points. Self-Organising Maps Although there has been considerably more progress in supervised learning research, Tuevo Kohonen has had some success with his development of a selforganising map (SOM).

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