Generally speaking, Neural Networks are somewhat of a mystery. While you can understand the mechanics and the math that powers them, exactly how the network comes to its conclusions are a bit of a black box.
Here’s an interesting story on how researchers are trying to peer into the mysteries of a neural net.
Using an “activation atlas,” researchers can plumb the hidden depths of a neural network and study how it learns visual concepts. Shan Carter, a researcher at Google Brain, recently visited his daughter’s second-grade class with an unusual payload: an array of psychedelic pictures filled with indistinct shapes and warped […]