Article from Issue 199/2017

Welcome our new artificial intelligence overlords by tinkering with their gray matter.

Q: Let's start at the beginning. What are tensors, and where should they flow?

A: Without getting too bogged down in mathematics, tensor is just a fancy word for multidimensional array. These arrays flow through a series of steps to arrive at some calculation. Basically, TensorFlow is a programming tool for pushing big bits of data through a predefined series of steps.

Q: Ah, that's interesting, but it sounds like an awfully complicated way of programming. Why would I want to go to all the trouble of flowing tensors?


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