The Doors of Perception
- DEEP LEARNING IS A FORM OF MACHINE PERCEPTION NOT UNLIKE HUMAN PERCEPTION.
- DEEP LEARNING IS A SIMPLE, POWERFUL IDEA THAT CAN INCREASE PROFITS, CUT COSTS, AND HELP CREATE NEW PRODUCTS.
“If you are a bank, it matters a lot whether you identify fraud now or a month from now.”
Deep learning is a form of machine perception that uses neural networks and huge data sets to teach computers how to solve problems in near–real time through classification and clustering. OK, but what does that really mean? Say you have a big stack of family photos, a percentage of which have the names attached. A deep-learning framework will rapidly figure out which names go with all those faces. That’s classification. Now, say you have masses of unlabeled data, like years’ worth of raw newspaper articles or a mass collection of unidentified photos. The framework will identify which are the most similar. That’s clustering.