What’s Under the Hood of Neural Networks?

In this contributed article, Pippa Cole, Science Writer at the London Institute for Mathematical Sciences, discusses new research on artificial neural networks that has added to concerns that we don’t have a clue what machine learning algorithms are up to under the hood. She highlights a new study that focuses on two completely different deep-layered machines, and found that in fact they did exactly the same thing, which was a huge surprise. It’s a demonstration of how little we understand about the inner workings of deep-layered neural networks.