Tech talk: Getting to the bottom of deep learning

It’s likely to change the face of medicine in the near future, but for now, the idea of ‘deep learning’ probably conjures up hours of text books and medical journals.  In fact, deep learning is the ability of computer software to produce algorithms that can not only store and capture data, but also create links and infer patterns in data sets.  As opposed to traditional binary logic that we’re familiar with, deep learning refers to ‘fuzzy logic’, where a “true” or “false” conclusion is replaced with “degrees of truth”.   Algorithms are largely behind many of the functions utilised by online giants such as Google and Facebook. Related News: In recent months, Australia has been at the forefront of developments in deep learning.   In the middle of the year,…


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