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For questions about a artificial networks, such as MLPs, CNNs, RNNs, LSTM, and GRU networks, their variants or any other AI system components that qualify as a neural networks in that they are, in part, inspired by biological neural networks.

Artificial networks include but are not limited to these and their variants.

  • Multi-layer perceptrons (MLPs)
  • Convolutional neural networks (CNNs)
  • Recurrent neural networks (RNNs)
  • Long short term memory (LSTM) networks
  • Gated recurent unit (GRU) networks
  • Recursive neural networks
  • Attention based networks
  • Spiking networks

These are often are called artificial neural networks (ANNs) because they are, in part, inspired by biological neural networks.

The most basic neural networks are used to estimate or approximate functions more complex than a first degree polynomial. In more sophisticated cases, they can be used in larger topologies to generate, analyze, or transform images, text, audio, and video.

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