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Neurological Metaphor in Deep Learning: Issues and Alternatives

Browne, Kieran


Representations of deep learning - discursive, historical and diagrammatic - are structured by a neurological metaphor that overstates a likeness to the brain and disguises other ways of understanding the technology. These neurological representations muddle the crucial public debate even as deep learning is applied in high-stakes applications, particularly in institutions of social and political power. This thesis draws on historical sources and contemporary literature to trace the development...[Show more]

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Date published: 2022
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/3A83-C476


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