@article{eddf8aa302cd492992ef91422ab1f397,

title = "Some Neural Networks Compute, Others Don{\textquoteright}t",

abstract = " I address whether neural networks perform computations in the sense of computability theory and computer science. I explicate and defend the following theses. (1) Many neural networks compute—they perform computations. (2) Some neural networks compute in a classical way. Ordinary digital computers, which are very large networks of logic gates, belong in this class of neural networks. (3) Other neural networks compute in a non-classical way. (4) Yet other neural networks do not perform computations. Brains may well fall into this last class.",

keywords = "Brain, Cognition, Computation, Connectionism, Mechanism, Neural Network",

author = "Gualtiero Piccinini",

note = "I address whether neural networks perform computations in the sense of computability theory and computer science. I explicate and defend the following theses. (1) Many neural networks compute-they perform computations. (2) Some neural networks compute in a classical way. Ordinary digital computers, which are very large networks of logic gates, belong in this class of neural networks. Gualtiero Piccinini, Some neural networks compute, others don{\textquoteright}t, Neural Networks, Volume 21, Issue 2, 2008, Pages 311-321, ISSN 0893-6080, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neunet.2007.12.010. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S089360800700250X) Keywords: Connectionism; Neural network; Computation; Mechanism; Cognition; Brain",

year = "2008",

month = mar,

doi = "10.1016/j.neunet.2007.12.010",

language = "American English",

volume = "21",

journal = "Neural Networks",

}