Matthew Taylor
Aug 5 · 1 min read

“The perceptron was introduced in 1957. It did not really even start to flower as a usable model until the release of the PDP books in 1986. For those keeping score: 29 years.

From the PDP books, we did not see that elaborated as usable deep networks until the last decade. If you take the Andrew Ng and Jeff Dean cat recognition task as a deep network defining event that’s 2012. Arguably more than 25 years to production ready.” — Mark Browne

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