14.Jul.2008

The Next Generation of Neural Networks

Given that I spent five+ years of my life in the early 90’s doing nothing but eat, drink & dream neural networks, this Google talk by Geoffrey Hinton (one of the giants of nnets) was one of the most stimulating, exciting & thought provoking things I’ve ever seen. Plus he seems like a hell of a nice guy – has a great sense of humour.

It’s an hour long, but well worth allocating the time to watch. [No embed available, unfortunately]

If you’re in a rush, here’s the key bit:

You’re very welcome. No need to thank me :)

It is, however, singularly awesome – took him 17 years to figure out, so appreciate it, damn it!

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