Monday, September 12, 2016

The Extraordinary Link Between Deep Neural Networks and the Nature of the Universe (Technology Review)

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"But there is a problem. There is no mathematical reason why networks arranged in layers should be so good at these challenges. Mathematicians are flummoxed. Despite the huge success of deep neural networks, nobody is quite sure how they achieve their success.

Today that changes thanks to the work of Henry Lin at Harvard University and Max Tegmark at MIT. These guys say the reason why mathematicians have been so embarrassed is that the answer depends on the nature of the universe. In other words, the answer lies in the regime of physics rather than mathematics."
The Extraordinary Link Between Deep Neural Networks and the Nature of the Universe
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