What is a Neural Network?
So what is a neural network? When most people hear of a neural network the think of some magical black box that is capable of solving very complicated problems. In reality a neural network is just a very fancy math formula, well kind of. A neural network is biologically inspired and named after the network of neurons that exist in your brain. A neural network is simply a group of connected neurons, there are some input neurons, some output neurons and a group of what we call hidden neurons in between. When we feed information to the input neurons we get some information from the output neurons. Information starts at the input neurons and travels to the next layers of neurons having whats called a weight and a bias applied to it. These weight and biases start out randomly determined and are tweaked as the network learns and sees more data. After reaching a new layer there is a function applied to each neurons value that is called an activation function.