Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 34, No. 90. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 2020-06-08 08:31:59+00:00 From: Willard McCarty
Subject: artificial neural networks? I need to correspond with someone who has a solid critical but not dismissive view and overview of the applications of artificial neural networks (ANNs) to various disciplines. I'm not particularly interested in the ANN as a model of the brain, rather more in it as a tool that somehow isolates phenomena under investigation from the tacit assumptions of the enquirer. To put the matter somewhat crudely, does application of ANNs lead to greater objectivity, and if so in what sense? How cautiously do we need to proceed along such lines? Many thanks for any help -- and esp for suggestions of potential sources of wisdom on this topic. Yours, WM -- Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor emeritus, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London; Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews (www.tandfonline.com/loi/yisr20) and Humanist (www.dhhumanist.org) _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: email@example.com List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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