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The first neural network

The first neural network
By Santiago • Issue #29 • View online
I’ve been reading a lot of history lately.
I find it fascinating to learn about the progress we have made over the years. It’s incredibly how much we have accomplish in so little time.
Today, I want to share one of those stories with you. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Frank Rosenblatt and the Perceptron
Frank Rosenblatt and the Perceptron
The first neural network
This is a story about the first neural network and the father of modern Deep Learning.
It’s when all started and suddenly stopped.
And it’s short.
It was a different morning.

People woke up that day to an astonishing New York Times article: "New Navy Device Learns By Doing."

It was July of 1958, and for the first time, an electronic device showed the ability to learn.

It was called "Perceptron."
Am I sick?
Here is a good exercise.
If you know Bayes Theorem and how to use it, this will be a piece of cake. But I find it helpful to think through the problem differently.
Here you have it.
I need your help.

The doctor tested me, and I came back positive for a disease that infects 1 of every 1,000 people.

The test comes back positive 99% of the time if the person has the disease. About 2% of uninfected patients also come back positive.

Do I have the disease?
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