The second mystery is how someone could ever have discovered backpropagation in the first place? It's one thing to follow the steps in an algorithm, or even to follow the proof that the algorithm works. But that doesn't mean you understand the problem so well that you could have discovered the algorithm in the first place. Is there a plausible line of reasoning that could have led you to discover the backpropagation algorithm? In this section I'll address both these mysteries.
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It comes from a deep-rooted conviction that if there is anything worthwhile doing for the sake of culture, then it is touching on subject matters and situations which link people, and not those that divide people. There are too many things in the world which divide people, such as religion, politics, history, and nationalism. If culture is capable of anything, then it is finding that which unites us all. And there are so many things which unite people. It doesn't matter who you are or who I am, if your tooth aches or mine, it's still the same pain. Feelings are what link people together, because the word 'love' has the same meaning for everybody. Or 'fear', or 'suffering'. We all fear the same way and the same things. And we all love in the same way. That's why I tell about these things, because in all other things I immediately find division.
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Earlier today I posted the final beta chapter of my book about neural networks at http://neuralnetworksanddeeplearning.com.
The book is online and freely available.
One pleasing consequence of this availability is that many people get to see the book - the book will pass 400,000 readers later today or tomorrow, according to Google Analytics. Of course, that number is not a true representation of impact, since many of those people no doubt glanced briefly at the book, and decided to move on to other things.
But there is a closely related number that gives me particular pleasure: according to Google Analytics the book has been downloaded in 208 countries. That list includes places such as Djibouti, Comoros, Burkina Faso, and many others.
As in other countries, no doubt some of the readers in those countries only looked briefly at the book. But I'm truly delighted that putting the book freely online gives people all over the world the opportunity to look at the book, and decide if it might be useful to them.
If I'd gone the conventional publishing route, my book would just now be entering production, and would have been seen by perhaps a few dozen people, probably in 2 or 3 countries. Online availability really makes a big difference!
Your brain just loses the ability to tell the difference.
People "who are chronically sleep deprived may no longer be capable of reliably appraising their own sleepiness — or they simply don't experience levels of sleepiness in any way commensurate with their actual deprivation," writes Mark Wolverton in Psychology Today, describing the research David Dinges of the University of Pennsylvania. You may feel a little bit sleepy — nothing more — but your body and your brain are just struggling to get by on such a severe deficit.
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