Gneural Network is the GNU package which implements a programmable neural network. In the current release, version 0.0.1, it is a very simple feedforward network which can learn very simple tasks such as curve fitting, but we plan to deliver more advanced features very soon. In particular, we are already spending efforts to implement a network of LSTM (long short term memory) neurons for recurrent networks and deep learning. We also plan to implement learning reinforcement techniques.
The Ethical Motivations
Nowadays, companies such as Google and IBM are showing what can be achieved by using Artificial Intelligence (AI). The results achieved by AlphaGo and Watson are outstanding (the least one can say). But the fact that only companies and labs have access to this technology can represent a threat. First of all, we cannot know how money driven companies are going to use this novel technology. Second, this monopole slows down Progress and Technology.
We should ask ourselves: Do we really want that only a few can use AI? Should not Progress and Knowledge be for everyone instead?
This is why the author, Jean Michel Sellier, decided to create Gneural Network and release it under a free license like GPL.
Downloading Gneural Network
You can download Gneural Network from here.
Gneural Network is currently being maintained by Jean Michel Sellier who is the author of several other GNU packages (Archimedes, nano-archimedes and Dionysus). Please, feel free to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support Gneural Network!
Please, remember that Gneural Network is a volunteer effort but you are more than welcome to contribute! There are several ways to do so, for example you can implement some code/method and/or you can financially support the development of new features in Gneural Network. In case you are interested in supporting this package, please, contact me at email@example.com
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