MIT makes neural nets show their work

MIT makes Neural Nets show their work

by Andrew Tarantola, Engadget

Computers can now provide both results and their reasoning behind them.

Turns out, the inner workings of neural networks really aren’t any easier to understand than those of the human brain. But thanks to research coming out of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), that could soon change. They’ve devised a means of making these digital minds not just provide the correct answer, classification or prediction, but also explain the rationale behind its choice. And with this ability, researchers hope to bring a new weapon to bear in the fight against breast cancer.

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