|I'm Writing a Book!|
|Neural Networks: A Nontechnical Introduction|
I'm so excited to share this project with you! It really is a nontechnical introduction for the layman and hobbyiest.
are hundreds of books and technical papers on this topic, but they are
mostly way beyond the average person's ability to understand. This
introduction may not give you all the technical details, but it will be
an interesting, colorful, and fun introduction to this fascinating topic.
This project will take a while to complete. In the meantime I'll be posting some articles here, so keep checking back.
|Articles from "Neural Networks: A Nontechnical Introduction"|
is the updated Preface as of 7/29/17. Your input is always welcome. If
you have ideas or suggestions I would love to hear them. This project
is still in its early stages.
|Chapter 1. Biological Networks (pdf)|
is a brief introduction to nature's biological computers. The subtitle of this book is, "A Nontechnical Introduction" so
let me know if you think I am succeeding.
|Interesting Internet Resources|
are many excellent resources on the Internet. Here are a few of my favorites:|
|Lara Boyd TED Talk: The Plastic Brain (YouTube video)|
commonly accepted that your learning ability diminished as you get
older. That is NOT TRUE! Don't accept that fable! Here's an interesting
TED talk by Lara Boyd on "The Plastic Brain." I have a saying posted on
my living room wall that says, "It's Not Over Yet!" and I believe it!
So, come on, fellow boomers - don't give up or give in - continue to be
creative and productive!
|Brittany Wenger TED Talk (YouTube video): A young girl decides to build a neural
network for detecting breast cancer. Despite initial failures she went on to have amazing successes!|