Google’s Capsule Network: A New Alternative to the Traditional Neural Network


An artificial intelligence innovator, Google’s Geoffrey Hinton, has sketched an advance technology to expand the rate of identifying the images correctly with less data consumption. In the last few years, a huge development has been enjoyed by Artificial intelligence (AI) with great success due to the deep neural networks that deliver impressive tricks by going beyond the margin, such as- image recognition to the smarts. But some important doctrines, which have made the successful systems, may now have become incapable of solving the major problems faced by Artificial intelligence. Massive quantities of data can be the main reason of this rising problems.

A neural network is a computerized system and an interconnected gathering of simple processing nodes, units or elements. The processing capacity of this network is deposited in the inter unit weights, connection or strengths and this is acquired by a procedure of learning from or adaptation to which is a set of training patterns.

Unlike others, Google’s British-Canadian computer scientist Geoff Hinton, is also worried about the future of AI. As reported by Wired that Hinton has released his capsule network which is nothing but an innovative network on the long-established neural networks. Hinton along with his some colleagues have clarified about the capsule network and the way of its exertion in a pair of new papers which are published in arXIv and OpenReview separately.

Method of Exertion, Used By Capsule

They used capsules, which are acknowledged as a collection of some small sets of neurons, are systemized into layers for the identification of things in video or image form. After the detection of something by some capsules in one layer, an advanced level capsule will be activated by them until the decision made by the network on what it visualizes. The capsules are designed to identify a particular feature of an image to identify it from different scenarios such as- from varying angles.

Traditional Network vs. Capsule Network

Hinton also states that the decade-making method must permit his networks to identify the objects by using less data in compare to data consumption by the traditional neural network.

As per the published papers, it is exposed that the capsule networks have tied up with the regular neural networks to recognize the handwritten characters and as a result, in the time of identifying the earlier observed toys from various angles, they create fewer mistakes. But for that moment, the capsule network will be a little slower in comparison to the traditional network.

But the question on the capability of standing as a convincing alternative network of the traditional neural network is the most interesting part. They are expecting to find out the execution of this machine-learning community to be in action as fast as possible. Beside this, as the researchers are now working on to expand the limitations of the first-hand alternatives of deep learning, can be an inspiration to those, who are worried of the limitations of the current Artificial intelligence system.

By Abhishek Budholiya

Abhishek Budholiya is a tech blogger, digital marketing pro, and has contributed to numerous tech magazines. Currently, as a technology and digital branding consultant, he offers his analysis on the tech market research landscape. His forte is analysing the commercial viability of a new breakthrough, a trait you can see in his writing. When he is not ruminating about the tech world, he can be found playing table tennis or hanging out with his friends.

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