Postscript on Supervised Neural Networks

  title={Postscript on Supervised Neural Networks},
    One of my students, Robert, asked: Maybe I'm missing something fundamental, but supervised neural networks seem equivalent to fitting a pre-defined function to some given data, then extrapolating – what's the difference? I agree with Robert. The supervised neural networks we have studied so far are simply parameterized nonlinear functions which can be fitted to data. Hopefully you will agree with another comment that Robert made: Unsupervised networks seem much more interesting than their… CONTINUE READING