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Niven Lecture: "Neural networks and boolean functions" - Eli Grigsby (Boston College)

Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Chiles, 128
925 E 13th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97403

Title: Neural networks and boolean functions.

Abstract: Deep neural networks can drive cars, produce images from text prompts, and write titles and abstracts for math lectures (J/K...or am I?). A major source of their power is their ability to approximate any function on a compact set. I'll tell you just enough about neural networks to convince you that this is possible, by focusing on a toy result: any boolean function can be modeled by a neural network of sufficiently high complexity.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Lecture, Presentation, Discussion, Guest Speaker


College of Arts & Sciences, Mathematics

Target Audience

Undergraduate Students, Faculty/Staff





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